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It's going to be a fun month, folks!

- Tomorrow is Scott's birthday
- This week we have to donate the first of two units of mom's blood.
The second is two weeks later.
- April 3rd is Mom's birthday
- April 8 is my birthday and my grandfather-in-law's
- April 13 is Michael and Matthew's birthday
- April 15 is tax day
- April 8 or 9 will be Michael and Matthew's birthday party
- April 6 is Mom's pre-op visit to the ortho surgeon
- April 12 is her surgery
- April 15 or 16 she is discharged from the hospital to the
rehab facility, where she will stay for about 4 weeks.

Then we get to figure out whether she can live in her apartment or not.

Did I mention I work full time? Did I mention the kids and the housework and the laundry? Whose idea of a practical joke is this?

Will I live through mom staying here another month until her surgery? Every day making her take her meds (3-4 times a day), test her blood sugar four times a day, do her physical therapy with her every day, and make sure she eats three meals and at least two snacks.

Can I handle a birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza for twin five year olds and ALL of their classmates (THREE classrooms full)?

Dealing with all of this, I have to write invitation to SO MANY damn kids, because if you invite one, you have to invite them all, deal with the RSVPs (which I hope are MANY for the 'no'), and then book the party. Thankfully, it will mean no cleanup for me, no cooking, and all I have to worry about is a cake.

Comments

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standbackstevie
Mar. 15th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Ugh!! My heart goes out to you! Just having kids and managing a household is a full-time job. So, in other words, you have two full-time jobs...well...actually, 3, counting taking care of your mom! Whoa.

Before you know it, April will be gone, and you will have survived---I know you will!

Oh, and I'm a big fan of birthday parties away from home!! Sure, it may be pricey, but when you add up cakes, party favors, decorations, and the time it takes to get your house ready and cleaned up afterward....I say the cost is equal! ;)
trshtwns01
Mar. 15th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
That's what I was thinking. I want to show up and it's decorated and ready to go, then when it's over, just walk away.
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