Friday, September 25, 2015

I'm Exhausted - The Week of Chaos

So, can we talk about how the last week has been? Starting from last Thursday??
I am utterly exhausted. Worn out. Can barely talk, but I have a voice...I just don't have the energy to talk. I don't have the energy to react or have expression. 

Let me break this down for you so you can understand why I'm so tired.

Let's start with last Thursday.

Last Thursday was Open House. I worked until 7:30 that night. I was exhausted and then I had to go home and make stuffing for 2 hours for our family Thanksgiving the next day.

Friday, I worked all day, and went straight to my parents' house for Thanksgiving since the Hawaiians were in town. (See that post {HERE} if you want)

Saturday - woke up, went to the beach and played hard, then went to my parents' house for lunch, then came home and had everyone over here for lunch and pool time and football time.  (See that post {HERE} if you want)

Sunday - went grocery shopping at the break of dawn, then went to the beach for the family beach picnic.  (See that post {HERE} if you want)  Then I came home, cleaned up, and did some school work.

Monday - The Car.

I'm leaving home in the morning with the girls in the car. I left my phone at home, and I though "Eh, I can live without it." Little did I know, this would be the day that I really did NEED it.  

On the way to work, my battery light turns on, and another light that says "check charger connection" or something like that. I got to the babysitter's to drop off B and C, but left the car running. Then I got to school. I was worried that the battery would be dead after work, but it started. whew! But as I was driving to Mimi's it started acting funny. Great.  I got to Mimi's and called Ron.  Told him I was headed to the station so he could look at it or tell me what to do.

But as I was driving, the car stopped in the middle of the road. But it was still on. So it wasn't the battery. Problem was, I was in the middle of someones' driveway (I was turning around to get out of the neighborhood.)... the car wouldn't reverse. When I stepped on the gas, it didn't even rev. I put it in neutral to try to push it out. It wouldn't BUDGE. 

Now, I don't claim to be She-Ra, but I'm pretty sure I can push a car in neutral. Something was wrong.  I finally moved it enough to where I could put in drive and get it going again.  I made to the fire station where it just DIED. Nothing.

I was exhausted. I just wanted to go home. So we put the carseats in Ron's truck and had a tow truck come and get the van.

Tuesday - after work we went and got the van from Honda, All fixed!  Then we went out to eat. We didn't get home until almost 8:00.

Wednesday.  Wednesday was Awanas for the girls. I had to pick them up, drive them over to my parents' house, and then go home. While the time at home was nice and relaxing, when the kids got home, it's way passed their bedtime and they are over tired and cranky and screaming until about 9:00. Not a fun time.

On a side note, but Autumn has earned her vest for Awanas! She's so proud!!


Oh, boy. 


After school, I had a conference that lasted longer than expected. No biggie, but then I ran (late) to our faculty meeting. Now, On Thursdays, I need to leave by 3:35 to get all the girls, get the changed, and to gymnastics on time. Well, our meeting ran late. It was 3:45 before I could leave, bolted to get the girls. We were late, but we made it.

We left gymnastics and went out to eat, like we normally do. On our way home is where the "fun" begins.

So. The girls and I got into an accident on the way home.

We are all okay!  And that's all that matters.

So we are in a turning lane, like several cars back. There is a big 1980s pick up truck in front of me, with steel bumpers and a hitch. We are both stopped. The light turns green. The car behind me decides it's time to go and then hits me...and I hit the car in front of me. 


Autumn is in the back crying, which makes Caroline cry. I have no idea what's going on.

I get out and look...yep, the front of the car is done. Radiator is busted and leaking.

I call 911.

They send the cops and fire department...and guess what??? The guys know me. ha! I guess it was good. They got me calmed down and were talking to me and keeping the girls occupied until Ron got there. He was on shift at another station. They got coverage for him to come to the scene. Then we drove my car off the road onto a vacant lot. Ron stayed with the car waiting for the tow truck and I took the truck home with all the girls. Luckily, someone came and got Ron to take him back to work and I didn't have to drive back to pick him up. 

Ugh. I'm tired.


Friday was Apple Day at school. Unbelievable. Really??  I couldn't cancel it. I had parents coming to volunteer. The kids really have been good, so I couldn't justify taking it away from them.

The show must go on.

But let me tell you, those theme days can be exhausting.  And when you're already exhausted??

The day went well, but let's just say I'm so overly tired. Not to mention, Ron was dealing with insurance companies, car rentals, and me.

 I don't care if I ever get out of my pajamas this weekend...unless it's into a bathing suit.

I'm not sure if there's anything else I could handle right now. 

I'm really ready for this "week" to be over. For real. 

Please and Thank You!

But just remember, tomorrow is a new day, right?!


  1. Hey, so glad that you and your girls are OK! Take a deep breath, do what's good for YOU this weekend, and rest, rest, rest! Maybe watch a real-good feel-good movie. Take care!

  2. God Bless! It's week's like these that make you appreciate the routine. SO glad you are all OK. Take the weekend to just be calm and play - all 4 girls! My heart goes out to you. I know you are reliving that moment of impact over and over in your mind. A walk on the beach may be just what you all need ;)