Thursday, April 28, 2011

Everybody's off.

I'd love to tell you I enjoyed my sleep in the living room last night. In truth, my "bed", though too short, was not bad for comfort. I also enjoyed the fresh air coming in the window all night. However, Micah did go hysterical on me for at least an hour between 10-11 p.m., which was stressful. I never did figure out what the problem was, and eventually I had to just leave him to cry. I did not get to bed until 11:30, and I was terribly exhausted, but sure enough, not ten minutes after I shut off the light, Jamie was out of bed, scared because the hall light was on. We have had to leave it on all night, every night for months now, due to fear issues from the boys, particularly Jamie. But last night I couldn't leave it on or I would have been kept awake all night. So I had to settle Jamie. Cody had a freak out in the middle of the night too, which woke me and Jamie, so I had to settle him, and then I had to get each of them water, one at a time, of course, because Jamie didn't ask me until after Cody was done with his. I had the shakes when I was woken up this morning, prior to 7 a.m. But I kind of expected as much.

Mike went to work today but came home after lunch, still not feeling right. Cody stayed home from school too, with a stomach ache. Late this afternoon, he almost threw up, but did not. We had a pot of rice for supper. I feel weird too, but I don't know whether it's from lack of sleep combined with stress, or whether I'm coming down with this bug too. I did have a nap this afternoon because Mike was home, and I am thankful I had the opportunity.

Amazingly, despite everything, I got a lot of cleaning done today, so I was very happy about that. I am washing all our bedding too, so I will not be too paranoid to sleep in my own bed tonight. I never heard any coyotes after I went to bed last night, which was kind of disappointing, but I guess I should be glad it was quiet. Once again, I have no idea what to expect tonight. Micah refused to nap today, so hopefully he will settle tonight without too much trouble. I'm not sure how much more of this sleep deprivation my weary body can handle. I just hope nobody is puking tonight. If we do get the stomach flu full force, it will be the third time in four months, which is just not okay.

There is not much else to report today. I did not work with Sasha due to this sickness, and threat of sickness. Tomorrow it will rain, so I probably still won't. I am feeling bad about that, but that's just the way it turned out. I guess that's just the way it goes sometimes. Hopefully I will have a better report tomorrow, but I am thankful things are not worse than they are. Bye for now.

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