Friday, February 12, 2010

The Day the Train Left the Station Without Me!


Alternate Title: What Happens When You Don't Follow Your Morning Routine!




This has been an insanely crazy, busy week at my house! Because I have been exceptionally exhausted, I have slept late most mornings, thus shortchanging my morning routine.

On Tuesday morning, I woke up late, (optimistically) put on my exercise clothes, and left the house at 7:30 am to take Joe to school (something my husband normally does!).  Normally a 40 minute round trip, it was extended by the fact I had to stop and get gas. When I got home, I had to check in on my Mother-in-law and make sure she had taken all of her morning medications, clean the kitchen from breakfast, help the younger children get everything ready for homeschool co-op, and be out the door again by 10:30. (No time to shower and fix my hair and make-up!)


Once I dropped off the children, Bethany and I went to run some errands for my MIL. While at the pharmacy, my husband called (from out of town) and asked me to go buy an alternator at Auto Zone and take it to the Chevrolet dealership on the other side of town, where his Suburban had been towed a few days before. (Doing this saved him $300 on the repair!!) I tackled a couple other unplanned errands, and before I knew it, it was time to pick up Joe from school (at 3:15). I was supposed to pick up the other children from homeschool co-op about the same time, but I had to take Joe home first, then rush back for the other children, because everyone couldn't fit in Mum Mum's little car! (Hubby had taken my big van on his business trip after his Suburban died, and I was driving Mum Mum's car.)


I picked up the other children around 4 pm, rushed home to make supper, and wondered how on earth I would get Matthew to baseball practice at 5:00 pm, Luke to his basketball awards banquet at 6:00 pm, and drive to the other side of town and pick up Alan's Suburban before the service department closed at 6:00 pm! Fortunately, that problem was solved when baseball practice was cancelled and we decided to pick up the repaired vehicle on Wednesday!  whew!


Once at home, I managed to make a decent meal, and then squeezed in my daily Bible reading after supper, but I was too exhausted to exercise, opting to just take my shower and collapse into bed.


Yes, this was a perfect illustration of a day when the train left the station without me, and all I could do was chase after it, make a jump for it, and hang on for the ride . . .

4 comments:

Noel said...

Hang on for dear life! I'm beginning to look forward to the rocking chairs of retirement!

mommyx12 said...

Okay just reading this wore me out!! I have days like that and they are so hard and frustrating. Just thankful they don't come around all the time!!

busymomof10 said...

The hard part is I've had three days in a row like that this week!!! That explains why I'm just sitting here today, blogging, organizing coupons, watching the snow fall . . .

Rebecca's Refining said...

Whew!! I'm exhausted just reading about your day!! I am ready for a nap! :)
I hope the weekend is uneventful for you......sleep in, no running errands, just enjoy the day and your family!
I'm so glad God gives us the grace to handle these days when they come along!

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