I must share this, as this is one of the moments when I am proud of how much I accomplished in just one day.
I would like to start by saying, I am sick. It's a flu. I went and asked. Darn flu season has stared plucking us all of one at a time...
Fell asleep early last night, and therefore didn't get everything done. I don't like starting my day already behind, but as I am more productive in the morning then at night, it happens a lot. So I woke up this morning feeling sick. Last night there were clues, but I still had hope. So I spent my morning trying to get both me and baby ready because my little helper was "taking you to the doctor". I take her when she is sick, so apparently it was her turn to take me.
When I left the doctor, the next stop was of course the lab. Now, I don't understand how if they know what's wrong with you, they send you for blood work anyway. Is this their way of helping unemployment? Maybe if they keep the labs busy enough people will get new jobs?
I was pleased to be done that quickly, in time to head home an make lunch, only to remember I had to get a flu shot today. Redundant for me, but small children are supposed to get them, so off we go again. Once again, a relatively small errand, but when you already don't feel well, and the child of course is perfectly healthy, it all seems to take a lot of energy and a really long time. Then home again, for play time and, thankfully a nap.
This nap of course was only permitted for me after I noticed I forgot to take out supper, and as it was too late to make anything else, it would be a last minute thing. Whatever goes into the oven and comes out cooked 30 mins later. I guess a true SuperMom would never forget to take supper out, but in the speed of this world, everything has changed.
Somehow in all this I still managed to change all the garbages (it doesn't matter that they didn't make farther then the door, they were changed) clean up the toys and crafts, spend time with the baby, make the kitchen look clean (stack dishes in sink so you can't see them until you get there, put garbage in garbage and everything else in the fridge) and get some work done. Not a lot of work, but when you are surrounded by people with children getting the last minute flu shots, it's a great networking opportunity, and I'm lucky enough to call that work.
Now the baby is asleep, I am feeling exhausted, and I can finally get some sleep. Yet I am up, because I am pleased with what I accomplished today, and though, why not finish just one more thing. I have been sick before, and it is clear to me now, only a mother can be sick, tired, and still manage to get the days jobs done.