Friday, March 23, 2007

Ever have days like this?

Ever have one of those days you feel like you could just scream or cry and you would feel better? Well that is how I feel today. This isn't one of my typical posts. I just have to get it out. I thought about sitting down to cry, but then I thought to myself, that will just give me a headache. With Tom being away it has been very trying for me. On March 28, Tom and I will be married for 20 years. I think he is going to be in China for this occasion. This is the longest we have ever been apart and I miss him very much. I am married to one of the most wonderful men in the world. I already knew this, but this trip has really been an eye opening experience. Since he has been gone, I have had strep, which I shared with Clay. He then got a fever virus on top of that. He then shared it with Ana Claire. So for two weeks someone has been sick. If you are a parent and reading this you know what kind of sleepless nights you can have with your children.
Tom is a very handyman. He can fix just about anything that tears up. He will at least attempt to before he will call anyone for help. 90% of the time he can correct the problem. Since he has been gone the vacuum cleaner has broken and the washer is on the blink. He told me to go buy another vacuum cleaner so I did that today. While I was out doing errands....well what did I do, but lock my keys in my car. UGH! I called the local police dept only to be told they don't unlock cars anymore. So I had to call a locksmith to come unlock my car. I don't have my extra set of keys. The are in China with Tom. The problem was resolved in a very timely manner and $45 later I was on my way. Thank goodness, because Ana Claire was having a meltdown because she was in desperate need of a nap. This was one of the first days we have been out, but it was neccesary. The boys have argued more than normal and tested me several times. I just have to say I have a new respect for single parents. I am not posting this for anyone to feel sorry for me. It has actually made me feel a little better to get this off of my chest. Oh, and one more thing that was added to my day, Tom told me this morning his trip may be extended due to some unforseen problems. He should know in the next 48 hours.
I know everyone has days like this. I know this shall pass as things always do. It just feels good to get it off of my chest. So if you are reading it....thanks for listening.

5 comments:

The Ferrill's said...

Oh how I can relate! I read all your post and if I could have been with you in person I would have brought you some of my Butterfingers right over...they help tremendously on days like this! :)
Was it Scarlett O'Hara that said "Tomorrow is another day."? I hope your tomorrow is full of little blessings! you are right, this will pass! Hope tom can come home soon!
Laine

Hodge said...

Lisa,

I am so sorry!!! I know those words really don't help, but please know that Jeff and I are praying for you guys. Since Jeff has been where Tom is (Taiwan not China) he can relate to what Tom is going through. Our sweet hubby's feel very helpless on the other side of the world. Praying him home soon and great days ahead for you and the Young kidos.

Sonya

mommy24treasures said...

I am sorry for your extra rough time. I do understand typing it out helps. Can't wait to hear everything is back to mormal...
Connie C.

Jane said...

Oh Lisa, I hope things get better for you, sorry you are having such a rough time. Praying that the time will go in quickly for you until your husband gets back.

If its any consolation, a few days after moving into our new flat, I dropped my house and car keys down the shaft of the lift!

Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

drew and lori said...

oh Lisa- I am just now catching up with my blog readings. I am so sorry you are going through this- I will pray for extra strength, joy and peace these remaining days. And you and Tom better celebrate BIG TIME when he gets home- 20 years- that is AWESOME!! hang in there-lori