Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What Happens When I Have a Cold ... (and not enough sleep)

(Zack standing in for my "I'm tired" look.  He's cuter.)

So what happens when I'm fighting a cold,
am over-tired from a weekend craft show,
and I have Book Fair duty this week?


1)  As I mentioned, I have Book Fair duty all week, so I dressed nicely yesterday, including black pants.  However, I have two long-haired cats, so when I got back home, I changed into pajama pants.   Didn't want to get a forest of cat hair all over those pants, you know, and look disreputable.


But.


I forgot to put my black pants back on when I went to pick up Zack.  Dressed up on top, lounge rat on the bottom.  So much for disreputable.  (face:palm)


2)  Stumbling into the laundry room, I decided to finish five loads of laundry.  Except the fifth load of laundry was an already folded, CLEAN load of laundry.  (cries)


3)  I wandered the aisles of Target, trying to remember what I was supposed to buy.  I knew it was important because my son told me "do NOT FORGET, mom!" this morning.  I ended up with coffee, shampoo, and air freshener.  I get home.  In the driveway, I remember.  Crackers for his lunch.  (cries some more as I turn the car around).


4)  I have Book Fair duty today at 1pm.  I will be given control of a cash register.

Heaven help us all.








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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene and is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

26 comments:

  1. You poor thing. You sound miserable. I can almost hear your snuffles from here. If it's any consolation I have done the lounge rat thing myself. I didn't even have a miserable cold for an excuse. In fact, I've done this way more than once with no excuse. Feel better soon.

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  2. well, your weariness is warranted - and shame on any mom who judges... we have ALL been there... i did that at target this week - except my don't forget was toothpaste for me... we are talking i had been eeking out the last bit for over a week... so out of the driveway i pulled, back to the store...
    they are lucky to have a parent volunteer to be at the book fair for the full week - don't be so hard on yourself...

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  3. there must be something in the air...had a crappy few days myself :-(
    hope you get some sleep.

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  4. (I'm gonna send you the message I send my sister when she's not feeling well):

    Oh, honey!!! Feel better!

    And now stop reading the internet and go get some sleep!

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  5. I have had these kinds of days, perhaps way too many of them...but I think they come to us as a sign that we need to be ok with what is and take it a bit easy...sleep a little more, take better care of ourselves, at least that's what I think this kind of day means for me, for you it could be altogether different...hang in there...

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  6. sounds like a miserable week. good luck with the book fair.

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  7. I am sorry I am laughing and you are not feeling well...it is the way you write that amuses me. Hope you feel better right away. I never remember what I need and when I bother to write a list...I forget the list. Bahaha. Warm tea and Vicks for you...

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  8. LOL, Bobbie! Right now, the internet is the only thing propping me up and keeping me awake until my husband comes home to take over!

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  9. Good luck Lori! Hope all the pennies got in the right places! Here's to a good night of sleep tonight!
    {Hugs!}

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  10. oooooooooooooohhhhh noooooooooooooooo!
    as mr. bill used to say. i am so sorry you had this happen--you work harder than anyone i know and:




    i love and respect you for it!

    ps i have a borrowed computer which doesn't have a shift key

    your pal jean

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  11. I have had those kind of days, so I can definitely feel your pain!! I hope you are better soon!!

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  12. Smiles and laughter... certainly no tears! Give yourself a break... have some soup, go to bed and when you re-read this post in a couple of weeks have a chuckle and move on! Love your view of life... thank you for sharing your thoughts. ~~T

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  13. I'm so sorry I laughed,...but I could actually picture all this in my head! I turn the car around all the time - weekly as a matter of fact - and hope to God I don't run into anyone I know,....cause they'd know I was in my jammies!

    I hope you feel better soon and that the book fair goes well!

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  14. Oh, Lori, you paint SUCH a funny picture of a pj clad disreputable chauffeur! I feel for you. I have COSCI duty on Friday, which is always fun but I am going out of town as soon as I get home from that. I am frantically making a list of things NOT to forget to take! Forget about the store! And I'm a grandma so I should have more time for these things. RIGHT!

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  15. Do hope you're feeling better and yes get some more sleep. Nothing worse than a cold particularly when so much is going on. Be kind to yourself Lori (love the photo).

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  16. Feel better! I don't know if you're a tea drinker but Yogi Tea's "Cold Season" always helps me feel a little bit better.

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  17. I keep checking back for an update saying you're feeling "all better." Hope it comes soon--and that you really are! Take care! --Sharyl

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  18. Well it was probably the mold in the hotel room! Even on my best days i forget stuff in the store and then remember on the way home and I always ask the question, " why can't my brain kick in while i'm still IN the store???" Hope you feel better and to heck with appearances!

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  19. Love it Lori! So glad to know that other people have those days too! Sell a lot of books and know that tomorrow will be better. Hugs :)

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  20. Happy you haven´t lost your humor ♥, take care and get some rest,
    xxxox Manuela

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  21. Oh Lori poor you, i do hope you feel better soon

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  22. Oh, Lori! I hope you feel better soon - being sick is no fun, especially when you're trying to recover from such a busy weekend!

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  23. Oh Lori, If I were closer I would bring you chicken soup:^) been there bought thr tee shirt. Be blessed to be a blessing

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  24. Feel better soon!! What a picture you create!!

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  25. Zack looks like a patient little man. Hope all goes well with the book fair and that you feel better soon and get some rest. That's an order! xo

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  26. I have had to learn with my fibro not to push myself too hard. I think that's a lesson that everyone woman needs to learn. Oh and not too be too hard on yourself. Especially when you have a cold.

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