Monday, April 15, 2013

The vacation virus strikes again.

I've come to dread Monday mornings.  I no longer feel like I have the energy to attack the work week and all the craziness involved.  (And I'm just talking about work craziness.  Never mind everything else.)  Some of you ask how I manage to find time to sew and run and blog in addition to everything else going on.  For the most part, Rich and I split the household duties.  There are certain tasks that only I do, like the girls' laundry, but he picks up some of the slack when I'm busy with work.  So when I arrive home at 7:45 from work, the girls are in bed and dinner is cooking.  He is not a man-cave dweller.

The past few weeks have been so busy with work and preparing for the girls' birthday parties (one for family and one for friends.)  We didn't even come close to going overboard with these parties but everything takes longer than you expect it to.  And then there were our tax returns, which are due today and always the last ones that I prepare.  Believe me, I'm not a superhero.  So what happens, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this, is that I push aside certain chores in order to do other things and then those unfinished chores, like the laundry (and the ironing), keep building and building.  I feel like I live in a perpetual state of "it's on the to-do list."

Today, a co-worker and I were discussing "life plans" and how some people have them (and they work out) while others fly by the seat of their pants.  I have a life plan; I'm just not sure right now how realistic it is. And so I continue to plug along and be grateful for what I have.  Go back to the basics because I know that it could be worse.

Allie woke up at 2:30 this morning, which is not completely unusual, but I knew something was wrong when she ran to Rich's side of the bed.  She threw up (they made it to the bathroom in time).  Apparently, I'm not the parent of choice when vomit is involved.  She's doing much better now but I feel bad that another school vacation week has been messed up.  We had playdates and gymnastics camp planned.  Please, please, please don't let anyone else get sick.  PLEASE.  After the norovirus incident, I can't deal with another puke bug in the house.

I thought I was going to be able to finish up my lens post for vacation (Disney) photography this past weekend.  Not so much.  I now have a severe backlog of posts going on. I guess that's better than not having anything to post about.  Be back soon...

Questions of the day:
  1. When is it going to be summer? I know some people don't like hot but I like hot. I obviously live in the wrong place. 
  2. Can I have a week to just clean, purge and organize? Please.
  3. Will I be ready to run a 10 mile race next year?  No walk/run, would like to finish at 1:40.       
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I just want to add that Rich and I are okay.  We were both in the office when the explosions happened.  Rich works near the finish line and did go to check out the race earlier in the day.  I'm speechless right now.  I can't believe this happened.
      

33 comments:

Merks said...

If you find a way to get #2, let me know. I am forever in need of a week just to clean and purge. I suppose that means I'm really an adult now.

Anonymous said...

Did rich run the race today???? Is he ok?

Erin

Tracey's Life said...

Please tell me that you and your husband did not run the Boston Marathon???? OMG!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is everyone in your family ok? I just heard about the Boston Marathon. I hope because it's tax day you guys aren't there. :/

Ciara said...

Are all of you ok?

Jan said...

Glad you are safe. I thought of you knowing from your blog you worked in Boston.

Medicology said...

Was just also checking that you and your family were ok. I'm all the way in London but just saw our local news and I remember reading that you work near Boston. Thanks for updating us.

Medicology said...

Glad to hear your family are ok. I read your blog from London and saw our news tonight so was thinking of you. Thanks for updating us.

Cindy said...

Thanks for posting about your safety - was worried about you all. Praying for Boston tonight.

Lauren M said...

Hey Sarah,
I just heard about the Boston Marathon Explosion and I immanently thought of your family, since I knew that you and your husband are runners and close to that area. I am so relieved to hear that you all are safe!
Lots of Love,
Lauren

Kristinmo said...

Totally weird to be celebrating in the midst of the chaos but I didn't know Rich was back to work- congrats!

kdliberty said...

I am glad you both are okay! Be careful on the way home tonight. It will be crazy! I can't believe this happened either. What a nightmare...

Cole said...

Agreed, I just jumped on to make sure you guys were okay too. I pray that you are.

Michaela said...

good to know you are safe. i read online that drinking 3 cups of 100% grape juice per day can help ward off the stomach flu. try googling it and trying it if you're worried about it spreading. apparently there's something in the drink that won't allow the virus to spread in your body & make you sick. (p.s. it won't work on someone who is already sick)

bearie1 said...

Glad to hear that you are both OK. Rich found a job?

Anonymous said...

Ellen from Wyoming
I'm so thankful you are alright. when I heard the news you were first in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope's Mama said...

I came here specifically this morning to see if you'd posted to make sure you were both ok. You both came to mind immediately. What a terrible tragedy.
xo

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful you are OK. When I heard the news you were first in my thoughts and prayers. Praise God your family is safe
Ellen from Wyoming

Anonymous said...

I hope you and your family are safe after this afternoon's tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone is okay! I have been watching the news and thinking of you and your family. I hope you and Rich weren't running in the Boston Marathon today, and if you were I hope you were the lucky ones. Praying for all of those families effected by the tragedy today and praying that nothing else happens in Boston before the bomber is caught.

- Rebecca

Sarah said...

We are home safe now! Thank you for all the well wishes. It was a bit scary being in the city. I'm still in shock and incredibly sad for those injured and killed. What a senseless nightmare.

Tracey's Life said...

Glad to know you are both ok, I am sure being there it was even more terrifying than what we are seeing on the news.

Stef said...

So glad you and Rich are both okay. I thought of you when I heard the news, was hoping you weren't running in the marathon. Prayers for everyone <3

Lily said...

So glad you are safe!!! I was wondering!!
PS....does this mean Rich found a job? Hooray!!

Sarah said...

Sorry - wasn't even thinking about the work thing. Rich is working as a consultant for a temporary project. It's only for a few months but it's work!

Elizabeth said...

So glad you and Rich are OK!

Angela Bailey said...

I know I don't know you guys in real life, but you guys were on my list of three families I was wondering about today! I am so glad to hear you and Rich are ok! Congrats to him on the temp job!

xo,
A

Debbie Hein said...

I came on tonight also to see if there was any word from you. I thought that if you posted at all I would know you were okay. So happy to see all of you are fine.
Was also wondering if Rich has found some work since you mentioned it. Stay safe up there.

M+W said...

I thought about you guys all day! I'm so glad to hear you all are safe and at home. What a horrific day. I just can't believe this happened!

Mamma Sol said...

I was worried, news only reached me now. Like so many others, "Boston" + "running" equals you. I am so happy to read of your safety.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are both ok. Although I am all the way over in Australia, I immediately thought of you and your husband when I heard the news knowing that you are runners and in that area.
Such an awful thing to have happened, so sad.
Kind regards
Ashleigh

BreezieGirl said...

Also very thankful to know that you're all okay - I was thinking of you and I didn't see the addition to yesterday's blog until this morning. Thank goodness!

Lissie said...

Glad to hear you're all safe!

I like the question "Can I have a week to just clean, purge and organize? Please." => To be honest, I have given up on that idea and accepted that 'the cause of the day' is not in my hands... I've learned that not hoping or not striving for an organized day/week helps accepting that its all not in our hands...

Take care