How it is I don’t work (outside the home), have access to full-time daycare (although I don’t take full advantage) and still can’t find the time to complete my to-do lists??? Apparently I have time-management issues.
Eric invited friends of his for the weekend, they have a daughter Nora’s age so she’ll enjoy playing. Problem is, they are staying with us, and since we moved last November we didn’t set up much of the lower level. The to-be guest room is currently a tornado path of toys, the guest bed and furniture in our storage room, unassembled. No really. The bathroom down there doesn’t even have a roll of toilet paper, much less a shower curtain or towels. We have no plans for what to prepare for meals this weekend… and get this, Eric left yesterday morning to work on-call and won’t be back until Friday evening, the same time the guests arrive. And of course he says, “Don’t stress, it will be fine.” Ha, yeah, it will be fine because I will stress all week and get the house ready, washing sheets and comforters, finding the pillows, decorating, well, making functional, the bathroom.
Later today Nadia has an appointment with a local Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) specialist. I actually think she has an active infection, as she was whining last night and sticking her fingers in her ears. I just want tubes. And soon. I want over this pain for her and constant antibiotics which give her diarrhea and diaper rashes.
Tomorrow Nadia has an appointment in Iowa City for another premature-related eye exam. You know, something about their eyes not fully developed by the time they are born, and thus you’re forced to take your child to COUNTLESS appointments where they stick these metal detractors inside their eyelids, you watch them scream, and so forth. I’m hoping this is one of the last exams related to prematurity, as she is over 18 months now.
Anyone into reading true-crime? Well, or listen to, as who the heck has time to read? Not me! I’ve got about 20 more minutes left on my audible book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. I’ve never read a true-crime book before, but OMG, I was hooked from the first chapter. Fascinating and scary, but so interesting. I highly recommend!
Okay, off to Target to outfit a bathroom. Below are a few pictures I took of the girls last night! Nadia refuses to look at the camera…