- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Alright, so my week started out ok, had Monday off because of the holiday. I only worked the morning on Tuesday because I had a back injection that afternoon for my leg pain. Then things went south.
Even though I’ve had these injections before, this time I had a bad reaction and Wednesday I was basically doing things around the house without being completely conscious. Scary! I got dressed and ready for work like I normally do but I don’t remember doing it. I was getting ready to drive the kids to school when my 11 year old asked if I was ok, I must have looked weird. It temporarily woke me up because I realized there was no way I could drive in that condition let alone work. I told the kids to walk to school (we only live about 3 blocks from their school but because its on the way to work I usually just drive them). I think I must have passed out for a bit because I looked at the clock and it was 8:30 so I called in and somehow let them know I wasn’t coming in. The next day my co-worker said my message was very slurred like I was drunk. Anyway I must have crawled into bed because I woke up around 3:00pm and realized I was dressed although I have no recollection of getting dressed. I then went to the bathroom to put in my contacts only to realize I already had them in! A little while later I went to get the mail and as I walked out of the garage I see my car keys on top of my dashboard, my car unlocked! I park in the driveway because our garage is filled with wedding stuff.
So Wednesday was a disaster. Thursday I came to work feeling better and the day went alright.
Today I woke up, got ready like normal. My oldest had to be to school at 7:00am for a field trip today and wouldn’t be back until almost 5:00pm tonight. My younger two (who are 9) were told that my mom was going to pick them up from school today since I work until 5:00pm and my FI is working out of town and won’t get home until 4:30pm. At 8:00 we leave to go to school and work and my car won’t start. Great. So my 9 year old twins had to walk to school by themselves. Again its only 3 blocks but they have to cross a busy street and a little over a year ago 2 girls (14 and 11) were kidnapped and killed while riding their bikes near where we live. But I didn’t have time to walk them myselves AND find a ride to work. Of course FI rides with his co-worker to their job out of town everyday this week EXCEPT today so I didn’t even have his truck to drive instead.
The kids are off to school and I’m frantically calling a co-worker to see if she can pick me up. I’m at work and the day is going well. At around noon I call my mom’s cell (knowing she’s still at work) to call and remind her to pick up the twins, let her know my car wouldn’t start and I would need her to pick me up after work and that she needed to give me a call back when she got the message. At 3:00 I still haven’t heard anything, so I call again this time it goes straight to voicemail. Now that’s strange that I wouldn’t hear anything from her when I asked her to call me back. So then I called my FI and ask him if he was home and he said he was on his way but not anywhere close. I told him the situation and he said he would keep calling my mom until he got a hold of her. It wouldn’t be a big deal if the kids walked home they know where the spare key is since they walk home everyday with their older brother and stay home by themselves for about 30-60 minutes. BUT we have an alarm on the house that only my oldest knows how to disarm and reset. So if they did get home the cops would be alerted and I would be stuck here at work without a way to get to them.
So on with my story. FI finally gets ahold of my mom and she’s at her house 45 minutes away and FORGOT about getting the kids today. FI said he would call the school and tell them to hold the twins until he got there and then would pick me up at 5:00pm. Everything worked out, but I’m still upset. Not just that my mom was human and made a mistake but just about how the whole day has gone. It’s like Murphy’s Law today, anything that could go wrong did.
I know I’m just over reacting, I’m getting my period, I’m stressed out from Wedding Planning for myself, as well as helping my MOH plan her baby shower and wedding. But I think I’m a little justified to over react when my kids are involved.
OK rant over and I feel better already. I have 5 minutes left of work, then the weekend and a 2 week vacation. SOOO needed after this week.