Monday, July 19, 2004

Feeling much better...

thanks to the wonderful comments and encouragement I've received over the past few days.  I'm very behind in my journalizing, but I'll be catching up over the next couple of days, since I'm off work! 
(Well, I'm off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday...yay!)
It feels like I've dropped off the face of the earth since last week...I took Friday off to get the birthday shopping done and I was sooo sick...and Saturday (birthday party day) seemed the longest day in history:
Saturday 11 a.m.:  Having dragged myself through the shower, I'm sitting at the kitchen table with a diet Pepsi and several different types of cold medicine, choosing the drug cocktail that will get me through the day...
Noon:  Baking birthday cake while my cousin dropped by to bring my daughter her birthday present early...
1 p.m.: Stressing out as I realize I need to get ready for another cousin's wedding (scheduled for 2 p.m.)...
2:01 p.m.:  Showing up for the wedding late, very embarrassed as my daughter and I walk into the church right in front of the wedding party...
4:00 p.m.:  Wrapping presents...
4:37 p.m.:  Sprinting out of the house as I remember that I was supposed to pick up the chicken from the Wal-Mart deli at 4:30 p.m....
5:15 p.m.:  Still in line at the deli...
5:40 p.m.:  I get to the party late, where my entire family is waiting, veeerrrryyyy grumpy and hungry.  I hear lots of, "Why did you tell us the party started at 5:00?  Why did we get here at 5 and you weren't even here?"...I respond with a glare to my bossy big brother, and collapse on a couch in the family room...
7 p.m.:  Lying on the couch again, snickering helplessly, as the same bossy big brother accidentally takes a drink out of my cup and frantically demands some rubbing alcohol or other disinfectant to gargle with so as to get rid of my "sick germs"...
9 p.m.:  My daughter has opened all her presents, and she's once again been hopelessly spoiled by my family...okay, and by me, too...but she's happy and loved and that's what's important...
11 p.m.:  My daughter, my grandmother, and I, are out at the gym helping my mom decorate some mom only ever wants us to help her, and no one else...she exclaims out loud at how smoothly it goes when my grandma and I help her, to which I reply (but in a nice way)..."That's because you're a control freak and we let you boss us around", and my grandma and my daughter concur...
11:40 p.m.: In the middle of the night in Fairdale, Ky., yanking up weeds (by hand!) on a long hilly church driveway...Don't ask!
Midnight: Collapsed in bed. 
I did it!  I made it through that day, and thank goodness my daughter's party turned out well...and the big 12 is coming up Wednesday for 'just us' to celebrate, and my nose isn't running at all anymore! (um, was that too much information?)
We can always find something to be thankful for...!


  1. My squeezed more stuff into one day that I have done in the last 2 months. LOL -B

  2. whew!! I am tired just from reading about your day!!  I am glad you made it through it!!  And LOL at your brother!!  Thats what he gets!! lol.
    I hope you have a wonderful few days off!!  Relax and just enjoy!!!  And have a great birthday tomorrow with your daughter :)  I will be thinking about you and sending birthday wishes her way!!!

  3. Hi Michelle,

    I am so glad you made it through the day.  There is no way I could have endured it.  You are a very strong person and you handled it very well.  Now you deserve a big treat.  You have these days off and enjoy and take the time to have "Michelle time".  You need it and i hope you get it.

    See You,

  4. Hi Michelle~

    What a wonderfulk day your daughter must hhave had!!  So glad you made it through and you are feeling so much better now.  Take one of your days off to just relax--you well deserve it!

    Tell your daughter Happy Birthday!!


  5. So glad the party went well and your feeling better!
    Pulling weeds at 11:30?? You go! Your a better woman than I am!

  6. Sounds like you had one of those superwoman kind of days, when you have to do it all {no matter what kind of condition your in, ugh!} Glad to hear your feeling better :) I'd take on of those off days and have a "michelle day"! You deserve it chic!


  7. i have to go lie down now, just from READING this entry.  :)
    it's the Kid's actual birthday today, so happy birthday to both of you.  
    and no, michelle, i haven't gotten the Sandman series yet, the libraries here don't have the books - i'll buy them, but i need to know what order they go in.  could you help me on that?  i'm so broke right now, i'll have to get them one at a time, and don't know which one comes first.