Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday, Monday

And it's a crappy day. I think Zoe has an ear infection now. We visited some friends in Nashville yesteray afternoon and we all went to the Opryland Hotel to see the sights. We had a great time with them, but didn't get home until after 10 pm. The girls both went straight to bed, but Zoe woke up about every 1/2 hour to 1 hour crying. We thought maybe she was just overtired and having trouble sleeping. She wasn't running a fever and she would say different things every time we went in there.

I think she finally went to sleep around 4 am, and the alarm went off at 5:30 for the school day. Ugh!! Bryan and I both have colds and were medicated (I had just had one Tylenol PM), so it was very difficult getting up. Megan did ok, and I went back to bed after I got her off to school, but was only able to catnap.

When Zoe got up, she started complaining about her ear, and she had a fever. She hasn't eaten well all day and has been lying around. I've got an appt with her doc at 1:30 today. We seem to be keeping her busy this month.

All that, and then I find out my brother is officially on his fourth marriage after a visit to a judge last Friday. Wonderful. (*not*) Wish I could pretend to be happy for him. I'm so disappointed and angry with the choices he's made in his life. I won't go further into ranting about it because I'd be here all day.

Isn't it sad that I dread interacting with my family this Christmas? I should want to go back to my old home, the place I grew up. I don't even want to think about it. I can see why some folks move away and just never come back now.

Anywho, this was quite the depressing post, wasnt' it? I'm determined to get over this hump of a day and enjoy the rest of the week, enjoy preparations for Christmas. I have an awesome little family of my own that I wouldn't trade for the world and I'm going to love and cherish them, even through the snot, coughs, and doctor trips :)


Anonymous said...

'Tis the season to be "jolly" and blow your nose. I hope you are all well by the time the big day comes and that you are able to come to some peace with your family. I know what you mean about frustration with some of their choices. All we can do is what Jesus would do and love. May God be with you!!!!!

Theresa said...

Hope Zoey feels better today and that you all got a better sleep. Totally understand the family issues! Hugs your way.

massivetruth said...

I think one of the hardest parts of my faith to deal with is when my children are sick. As a father, I know how much love and empathy I feel for my children when they are sick, wishing I could take it from them. Knowing this and knowing how much more God loves them, I don't understand why he would permit them to suffer. I don't hold it against God, because I know how awesome of a Father He is, but it is very, very difficult for me to understand.

Kimberly said...

i thnk the hardest part of the holidays is going to spend time with family. i am selfish enough that i would be perfectly happy with just my kids and husband and have our own traditions, but in the back of my mind i know that they need to know that they need to be around extended grandparents, great-grandparents,cousins, good/bad/ugly as it may sometime be. In doing that once a year --maybe we discover that we haven't been bad parents afterall. Merry Christmas Misty, Brian, Megan, Zoe and Zach