Tuesday, October 17, 2006

RoRoRoRock Then Bend My Knees, Every Time the Beat Drop

Apparently, Blogger is sick too and will not allow photo uploading today. I guess he's been up since 3 a.m. dealing with a vomiting child as well.

Yesterday I was so excited. Griffin wasn't feeling sick anymore, we ran a ton of errands and purchased the primer for entry room so I could finally (after a year of having the blue tape up) get that room painted.

I got the kids to bed and was able to get started downstairs around 9:30. I worked for two hours and discovered that I can't roll the walls because the texture plaster is a wee bit too delicate to the walls have to carefully brushed on. Lovely. But oh well. That's life. It takes time to do a job right, and do a job right I will.

Anyway, I got cleaned up and up to bed shortly after 1 a.m. (insane, I know) only to be woken up at 3 a.m. with a vomiting Griffin.

He's been up watching cartoons since then. I tried to cat nap, fairly unsuccessfully, and now I'm feeling grody too.

And now I'm just seething mad that I can't prime today.

I'm not mad that I'm sick. Or Griffin's sick. Or Darwin is starting to sound sick yet keeps requesting "wabbies" and I'm completely fearful of him throwing those up. I won't be mad if I have to clean such a mess up.

I just want to be productive. Sounds a bit selfish, but it's true.

16 comments:

laeroport said...

I know. I just need some me time once in a while - more and more often, actually. Like go away family and let me get something done! Ah well. I hope you feel better!

PamKittyMorning said...

Poor you. I hope you don't end up sick as well.

diana said...

small steps....cant wait to see the finished room

amy h said...

Ack, KILZ! I can't even look at that stuff. :)

So Darwin isn't allergic to strawberries? (or at least not severely allergic) I thought that was a pretty common one. I'll have to get some of those dried strawberries. Where do you get them? Elise loves them, but the fresh ones aren't looking so good anymore.

I hope you don't get sick!

kristi said...

There's nothing wrong with wanting to be productive, especially when the kids keep derailing your projects by getting sick! I hope things get better soon.

lera said...

kids always get sick at inopportune times! why is that??? usually weekends, holidays, and middle of the night for us.

sorry you can't paint. and i hope you all start feeling better soon.

(i have to say that joe re-spackled our ENTIRE house before i had spenser 2 years ago -- and it has never been sanded OR painted!!! i feel your pain!!!! drives me nuts.)

LLA said...

Oh, ugh.

Take care of them babies, and take care of yourself, too....

Ali said...

I don't think painting your hallway really counts as a selfish activity. If it was your toenails okay.

Hope the barfing is over for all of you now.

Leah said...

It's infuriating - the urge to do something useful, and you just can't.

kirsty said...

Sounds like you could do with a massage and some heaven on a stick...

(I nearly squirted coffee through my nose! Do you read my mind???)

nuttnbunny said...

Was just writing to Sarah with an H about the same at her home and mine. Wishing all a speedy recovery!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

You are not being selfish. I mean who likes to clean up vomit? I would rather paint too. I hope the household clears up soon, gets some rest soon. By the way I tagged you. No obligation........you'll need to read my blog for details.

Marsha said...

I love all the photos. Your not selfish. It is like that thing on the airplane where you have to put on your oxygen mask before you put on the mask of your kids. It makes sense, but they still have to tell you because for some crazy reason women have a urge to put everyone else first, even to their detriment. We are better moms when we put our needs first, even if it feels wrong.

monica said...

mmm wabbies coloured vomit... you won't need to paint that room. Just point him in the right direction!

Just kidding. I've just finished a whole week of non sleeping/horrible nappies so I really feel for you.

angela said...

Aw man. Poor you all! I guess his sickness isn't an allergy thing, but a bug thing? It should pass soon right? I hope so....You'll get the priming done this week. Hugs to you all.

estea said...

you might be able to roll it on with a gigantic fluffy roller - they have them at sherwin williams. that's what I have used on delicate popcorn ceilings and it works well. they may have at HD, not sure.