Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mothers Day - Murphy's Law Style!

Are you ready for this?????

My last few days have been turned upside down... I have to say, my Pal Murphy showed up, Murphy as in Murphy's Law...

Normally, we SHOULD be doing our Mothers' Day/My Birthday scheduled events this weekend (our tradition is that my family takes me 'nursery hopping' for garden starts and flowers on Sunday, followed by Mexican food and Margaritas! HEAVEN!), but alas, as said above only Murphy's Law moments instead.. The ugly details are below. Cliff notes are - I am a slave to my children, their critters & my husband instead! Normal life moments..

Here's the down and dirty (note: dd - darling daugher; ds = darling son; dh - darling husband!):
1. DD came down with fever on Thurs. am. Kept her home from school
2. DD woke me at 3:00 am Fri am.. Earache..
kept her home from school again - administered all sorts of homeopathic treatments
3. DD in tears 1:30pm Friday.. drive to town for the second time, to the doc for a $113 office visit (for 10 minutes of his blessed time) and $48 bill for antibiotics... CHING! Oh.. diagnosis.. Two ear infections! Good thing she only has two!
4. DD woke me at 1 am Sat. morning... ear hurts...

ok.. that's kid #1...

Then, here's the other shoe:
1. DH said 'we are shearing Fri, Sat, Sunday'. Shearing sheep - crew from Idaho coming.. We have 300 sheep... so, no 'real' biggy.. we have done this before.. but means no Mothers Day or birthday party for me! (sniff - but gotta wear those big girl panties, right?)
2. DH wants ds (age 8 going on 9) to get off school bus on Fri at headquarters and help shear on Fri.
3. I write note for ds to get dropped off at headquarters (2 miles from our house)
4. I decide to pick up son instead -since coming home from first trip to town about 12:30pm, and follow bus that has my son! Honk Honk! Can't you see me????
5. Get son - and it's a good thing, because son forgot to give note to driver! Typical boy stuff.
6. Pass off son to DH.
7. Son and DH come home at 6pm - with two bummer lambs... one for each kid.
8. feeding time for lambs is 5:30 am; 11:30 am; 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm..
9. Guess who is feeding lambs when 'kids' can't (sick or helping dh)? Yep. me. SLEEP DEPRIVED from dd's earache and lamb schedule!
10. OH. Forgot to mention: 15 menfolk at my house last at 7pm Fri night for dorky irrigation ditch meeting that goes until 11pm!!! SLEEP DEPRIVED! kids and I are 'hiding' in ds's room until 8:30 pm... dd has to sleep with me, because meeting is too noisy... and as said above dd woke me at 1am...

OH.. supposed to go to baby shower for two moms today at 1pm - but dd does not want me to leave; I have to take ds down to headquarters at 9 to help dad; and uh, gotta feed two bummer lambs at 11:30...
I want a nap - and it is only 8:30 am! (and the weekend is just starting).....
Sigh...

All in all, other than the above, things are great! Really.. My eyes are dry and tired, but other than that - great...

4 comments:

noble pig said...

Eeeks, that exhausted me too! Holy moley...bummer you won't get your celebration...Murphy is a rough lesson.

Anonymous said...

I really just don't know what to say. I'd run screaming down the highway to anywhere, myself.

Ok, now whose idea was it to be a rancher? Let's see...............

Lamb Sakes, I hope you get to enjoy some of Sunday for Mother's Day, Wife's Day, Rancher's Day, Nurse's Day, and don't forget your
super day on Monday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING NIECE.
Auntie Alice.

Cynthia said...

I'm feeling it for you my friend....a nap today perhaps???

My DH is slleping in this morning (hmm, is it FATHER'S DAY???) while I have the children fed, doing the laundry, and cleaning. Hmm, must be nice....

Hopefully BOTH our days will turn brighter!

Dawn said...

I am NOW going to go take a nap for you. I am so tired from just hearing about all that. Umm, what is a bummer lamb?? and why did you have to bring them home?? Gotta use normal words for us dumb city folk!!