Sunday, March 27, 2016

House Full of Bark Whining

I'm starting this thread early, because I don't know what condition I'll be in, tomorrow morning. I'd better get this week started while I'm still coherent.

The current condition of the Q household:
Mr. Q: was completely incapacitated on Friday (he almost fainted twice!), but has rallied completely, as he tends to do.
Li'l E: succumbed to The Bark last night, and hardly slept all night. Screamed a lot today. (She also wanted nothing to do with me, and would cry when I entered the room, which was a fun new feature.)
Me: Still on the edge. I've been running on adrenaline (and washing so much laundry), and I'm keeping myself close to the BRAT diet, because this very well could be me by morning. Very weak and exhausted.

We've hit the "diminishing standards for cleanups" stage, wherein we sometimes don't change those jammies, because it isn't TOO bad, and she's already asleep.

So. The kid fell asleep at 4pm. Either she's down until morning, or it's going to be another sleepless night. Bedtime for Mr. Q and me will be 7pm.

How's it going in your household? How did the Pastoral Pixies (and everyone else who celebrates) survive the Easter weekend? Is anyone back at work on Monday?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crunch Time Whining

It's the biggest week of the year for Mr. E, so we won't be planning on seeing him much.

In Mini news, she finally called my bluff and had to be taken to the office to get her tardy slip this morning. That threat had worked all year until now. She was not upset that she was late; she was upset because she and Sweet "always" go in to school together. Well, if you want to do that, then you'll need to get ready on time.

In Sweet news, let us all hope that being back in the school routine will help her sleep better and act better.

And in Mama news, let us not think forward to summer and the lack of school routine, with added moving stress for a bonus. Let's just think about something more pleasant, shall we?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An Early Start to a Whiny Week

Greetings Pixies!

I thought I would start us off early this week. I've got a metric butt load of errands to run tomorrow, so I won't be around much during the day, but will check back in around supper time. The errand part of the day has me feeling whiny already. *sigh*

So whine away, friends!

Monday, March 7, 2016

March Madness (weather edition)

We're getting another installment of Weather, brought to you by El Nino!  So far this month, we've gotten 3.25 inches, punctuated by sunshine and the odd burst of thunder.  The leak over the kitchen floor is still manageable.  All the remaining plum blossoms went down a couple days ago, sitting prettily in puddles.  The hills are awash in lush greens; gardens are bursting with blooms.   Our back yard provides drainage for the hill behind, so there is a small ongoing flow.  The dog wishes you to know that she dislikes puddles and mud.

I'm attempting a return to more work normalcy.  Must get moving on organizing tax stuff.

What's new with you?