Sweet Jeebus

The last few days have been ri-dic-u-lous.  It’s like karma said, “no!  You aren’t allowed to have that many great days in a row!”  YOINK!

Wednesday started at 5 am, with school reading all morning once the boys were off to school followed by the mentor group in the afternoon.  I was really tired (the Nerd and I had gone out the night before, so I hadn’t gotten much sleep), but I knew that I had to get up super early Wednesday morning, so thought it would be best to do school work rather than take a nap.  I actually got a lot done, but was really looking forward to going to bed early. 

Cue Big J calling me on the way home from wrestling practice to tell me that he hurt his foot bad at practice and that I needed to take him to the hospital.  His coach  didn’t call me, he did.  Knowing that injuries are sometimes blown out of proportion, I told him to stay calm and I’d look at it when he got home.  When he took off his sock, it was obvious that at the very least his big toe was broken – it was crooked and black and blue.  I knew that the only thing a doctor could do about a broken toe was to tape it, but I decided it was important to have it checked out to make sure the rest of his foot was okay.  So, we trundled (and limped) off to the ER. 

(Side note:  Big J called his dad on the way to let him know what was going on…Douche told him, “I’m really busy, I’ll have to call you back later.”  Still has not called him back to see how he is.  Can you imagine telling your child that you don’t have time for them?  I can’t.)

(Back story)

Remember how I said I was going to have to get up super early on Thursday morning?  That’s because I had to be on campus at 7:15, to go meet the teacher I’m partnered with for observations this semester.  Since Little J’s bus doesn’t come until 7:20, I’d had to finagle someone to stay with him from the time I left and the time he left.  Originally, my step dad said he could, but he ended up working overtime, so The Nerd said he could do it (told you he was a good ‘un). 

(Back to the ER)

So, there we were in the ER, waiting on the doctor, and I get a message from The Nerd saying that his car got locked up in the parking garage at their new office.  He was helping his boss set things up, and didn’t know that the doors would lock at a certain time, so his car was stuck there until they opened it in the morning, which meant he couldn’t be there in the morning for Little J. 

This is about the time I had a little freak out.  I had gotten about 4 hours of sleep the night before and had been running non-stop all day.  It was 9 pm, I was in the emergency room, and I still had almost 100 pages to read before class the next day.  And now I had to find someone who could put my son on the bus.  I started texting the few people around here I would trust with my boys.  Everyone had to work, so it looked like I would just have to try to catch up with the group as fast as I could after Little J got on the bus. 

The doctor finally came in and declared that yes, Big J’s big toe was broken, and all they could do is tape it.  Luckily, the rest of his foot was fine, but he can’t wrestle until it heals, which was a huge disappointment to him.  We got home at about 10:45, and all I wanted to do was pass out.  However, I still had reading I needed to do for class, and a shower I needed to take, and hair to dry, and blah, blah, blah.  I let The Nerd know we were home, and he suggested that if I could pick him up in the morning, he could get his car and then drive Little J to school.  Hallelujah, give that boy a gold star!  So, I was relieved about that. 

I showered and laid out my clothes for the next day (we had to wear professional clothing for the meetings), and got ready to lie down and read as much as I could before I fell asleep.  I couldn’t find my book!  Can you guess why?  I left it on the chair at the ER.  Yeah, I did.  No reading for me.  This was probably a blessing in disguise, though, because it meant I could go to sleep.  For about 4 hours.

Another 5 am wake up call, classes all day, and then magnet school testing for Little J in the evening meant another very long day.  Needless to say, I was over-tired and completely emotional.  So what did I do?  I picked a fight with The Nerd.  Something small that had been bothering me for a week was suddenly a huge deal.  While I don’t think what I wanted to discuss was invalid, I do wish I had waited until I’d gotten some sleep before trying to broach it.  All it accomplished was both of us feeling like shit.  Hoping to discuss it further tonight.

So, that was my week.  I’m sure some of you had worse ones.  I sure do miss you guys.

9 Responses to “Sweet Jeebus”

  1. 1 The Dish January 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    All the petty little bullshit that my ragging ass has let bother me all week? Doesn’t matter. You have had a rough couple of days and you are allowed to feel sorry for yourself. And, if The Nerd is half the man I think he is, your little “temper tantrum” won’t matter.

    I love you, Ginger. Next week surely has to be better for both of us. Right?

  2. 2 vinomom January 23, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Cut yourself some slack! Tell The Nerd you felt you jumped the gun or however you feel. He is a great guy to offer to help with Little J !

    I don’t know how you do school with two kids…I could not imagine having to study and actually retain information on a daily basis! Get yourself some good sleep next week.

  3. 3 Ms. Moon January 23, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Yep. I did the same to my husband this week and it all worked out fine.
    You had a hard, hard week. Be sweet to yourself this weekend.

  4. 4 Evil Twin's Wife January 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Try to catch up on your rest this weekend. You certainly deserve it!

  5. 5 mumma boo January 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Take care of yourself this weekend, sweetie. You need to recharge after a week like that one!

  6. 6 Jenski January 23, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I am exhausted just reading about your week. Hope you’ve been resting this weekend.
    (I don’t remember how I came across your blog, but hi! You sound like an amazing and determined woman!)

  7. 7 Ron January 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Get some rest! If the Nerd is half the man you describe him as he’ll be able to deal with a little melt down.

  8. 8 amy d January 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Holy Crap sista! I am totally exhausted for you!

    So sorry to hear about Big J not being able to wrestle. And once again Douche gets the Douchbag award! Give that man a prize!

    Seriously, what a jerk!

    Hope things are smoother for you this week, love!

  9. 9 Ginger Magnolia January 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Dish – Oh I hope so. You’ve had more than your share of crappy days.

    Vino – He is a great guy, and I’m working on the sleep. 😉

    Ms. Moon – Why do we do that?

    ETW – I did get some good rest. 🙂

    Mumma Boo – Yes I did.

    Jenski – So happy to see a new “face!” Thanks for stopping by, and for the lovely comment. Come back now, ya hear?

    Ron – Right as rain now.

    Amy – He wins the largest trophy in the douche bag olympics! Thanks, I hope so, too.

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