Tuesday, March 11, 2008

When it all comes crashing down (or, at least, I do)

Well, last night I had a wonderful time with some friends of mine at a business gathering. I came home late, and decided to check my email before hitting the sack. One of my friends noticed that I was online and popped in to chat, and we had a wonderful (though sometimes sad) little talk. When I finally crawled into bed, it was 3:30 am and I was bushed!

You know, it's funny how time doesn't just stop simply because you haven't had enough sleep. So, true to form, the alarm clock went off at 5:30 am. I got up slowly, but by about 7 I was excited and raring to go. I went skipping off into my bedroom to sit on the bed while putting on my shoes and socks, and what should catch my little toe but an Xbox game controller cord that NOBODY left on the floor in my bedroom.

That's when it all came crashing down...myself quite literally right smack on one knee, and my emotions rather figuratively as well. I can't describe to you the physical pain, but emotionally and intellectually I decided I was down-right devastated. So much to do, so many plans, and now I would be set up all day with my leg propped up higher than my heart. I had myself a nice long cry as my sweet hubby gathered me up and tucked me in on the recliner with an array of pillows and such. If he thinks I'm a big baby, he wisely never let on. But he did put the fear of God in the kids about those video games!

So here I sits and mopes. Well, that's not quite true. I have a decidedly sanguine temperament, and can't bring myself to mope for long. The kids are taking advantage of the opportunity to ransack the house, and frankly I don't mind. So long as they aren't fighting and there's nothing else for me to do...let them eat cake! ;)


Rick said...

So, just exactly what came crashing down? The xbox?. A T.V. set? An entire entertainment system?

Shelley said...

Sorry, I was a little high on pain stuff when I posted that. The "all" that came crashing down was my physical body along with my emotions, etc. *sniff, whine*

mommeeof9 said...

My house looks like there was an explosion in a toy factory and an electronics store. My kids don't care about messes or putting things away. The house elves must do the housework, like in Harry Potter?

If we can walk accrss the floors at the end of the day and everyone is healthy, fed and in bed, it is good enough for me. On my 3 days home from work each week, I clean to mom standards. :)

The Purvis Pendulum said...

AWWWW I'm so sorry honey!! !I hope your knee gets better soon!!! Big hugs and take care!

Michelle said...

Oooo, I almost did a preview for you last night. Although more damage was done to my furniture, I at least somehow managed to not injure myself. Here's hoping you feel better soon. And I totally get the not sleeping enough issue. As I type at 11pm, about 2 hours before I need to be in bed and start reading if I want to be coherent the next day. Stupid daylight savings time!