Monday, November 10, 2008

My Monday

Last night was rough. I had to get up many times to put Ralph's cannula back on when the O2 meter alarmed. One time his sats didn't come back up after a minute so I had to go check the oxygen tank. Yep, empty. Changing tanks in the middle of the night is not my favorite thing to do. I was convinced that it was almost time to get up anyway, but when I looked at the clock it was only 4 am!

Later, James was kind enough to get up an fix breakfast for the little kids so I could sleep a bit longer. I didn't get more than 10 or 15 minutes before Ralph woke up. It is funny to watch him wake up. He will sit up for a minute and flop back down. Then he will roll over and over and play with his feet. I like to lay there and watch him for a while.

I watched him a little too long today because when I got up to change him and make his medicine I found that he had poop up to his armpits! There is nothing like waking up to this kind of mess. I carefully wiggled him out of his shirt and cleaned him up as best as I could before dumping him in the tub.

Even though the weather today was dark and rainy and cold, Thomas had a good day at school. He would have been done before lunch if not for science. He is learning how to read and take notes. This is painful and slow. And it is so hard to stay awake when the weather is like this.

Tonight was chili night, perfect considering the weather. I normally make chili and homemade cinnamon rolls on Monday nights. I didn't get the dough started early enough today, so I (horrors!) bought some rolls from the store. I'll do better next week, I promise.

We didn't get to sit down together anyway because James and the big kids were cutting up the two deer that he shot yesterday. Two deer! In the space of about 15 minutes. Isn't that impressive? It is a lot of work to cut up, but now we have more burger in the freezer. I hate to run out of deer meat. Ground beef just tastes dirty and greasy to me.