Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for
A day without problems? Have you ever heard of such a thing? I know I haven't! If by some miracle the chicklets aren't creating a ruckus, Lady Bird and the Piano Man (a.k.a. my folks) are giving me a run for my money, let me tell ya!
|don't let that sweet face fool you|
The chicklets and I decided to tag along with the Geek on a business trip for a few days. I wish I could say it has been a pleasant break from the stresses back home, but I can't. The oldest two chicklets have been been bickering nonstop and the Little Prince has entered what can best be described as a defiant stage at the moment. 5-plus hours in the family truckster with those three yahoos just about drove me straight to Crazyville! Don't even get me started on how fun (not!) it has been being in a hotel room with the three of them.
Shortly before we left, the Piano Man took a couple of tumbles. His health team has labeled him a "Falling Star" --- or as we say in MamaHenSpeak: He could very well fall down and go boom. It wasn't easy, but I finally convinced him that it's time to start using a walker. A fall could be deadly for him at this point, not to mention the fact that I can't pick him up if the Geek isn't around to help. I was very hesitant to leave them alone on the farm, but as an oldish song so eloquently puts it --- "Everybody needs a little time away ... from each other" (can you name that tune?) --- so I said a prayer or two (or ten) and headed out of Dodge for a few days. I was kinda nervous about checking in tonight but it had to be done. On the plus side? No spills. Is everything problem free back on the farm? Not so much. Long story short, Daddy's got excruciating back pain and needs my help getting it addressed ASAP. Now there's never a good time for something like this, but in the next week I have a fuller docket than normal. There's another quick road trip planned. My niece and nephew are arriving from Boston to enjoy some serious "cousin-time" and there's final preparations for 4H fair because (where has the summer gone?) Fair Week 2012 starts next weekend.
So while I think Ms. Angelou has a great idea going there, it is far from reality on this wild and crazy ride called Life I'm on at the moment!