Friday, August 10, 2007

Day 169 - 161.6 The day from h_e_double hockey sticks

Oh my gosh.

Let me preface this with, I am sleep deprived. And I don't do well on lack of sleep.

My son was up and down almost every hour last night until 3 a.m., when his temp finally spiked to 104* under his arm, and I took him to the ER at 3:30. The sore throat from Monday is now full blown croup and an ear infection. He got a shot, a chest X-ray, a breathing treatment, and two prescriptions. We got home around 5:45 a.m., and Luke was asleep in the car and stayed asleep, bless his heart. My mom, thankfully, took half a vacation day and came down and kept him for me. She is a saint.

I got about an hour's sleep from 6:30 - 7:30, which was a waste really and probably made me more tired. My husband comes in and wakes me up and says, "It's going to be a bad day, so we need to get in early." This, when I clearly can't get anywhere early at this stage of the game. Plus, Sophie had a play-date day which started at 9 a.m. at a friend's house downtown. I really would have liked some supportive words from my soul mate instead of this edict, but whatever.

And the other assistant is out today, a planned vacation day, which she totally deserves. And, we have 4 prospect appointments between the two advisers today. And, I've been making calls to seminar prospects who really don't want to hear from me. And, I've been dealing with the same client (the other broker's, not ours) on the same issue all day, and just got chewed out by his accountant from Chicago for an IRA contribution coding error from freaking 2006 that I had absolutely nothing to do with.

I must interject here with I am a highly trained with years of experience client support person, who has dealt for years with major stress, much worse than this.

But I'm not self employed for nothing, and this absolutely sucks.

I don't have time to go to LAWL. I don't have time to workout. We are having 8 couples to our house tonight for dinner and a couple's marriage study (thank God the kids are at another couple's house) and my cleaning girl cancelled on me this morning.

I still have to pick up my daughter, pick up chips and dip for our TexMex night dinner, clean up the house a bit (I don't want my friends knowing I live in a total pigsty, just a moderate pigsty).

And I'm blogging when I should be working. But I needed a tiny piece of myself to be out there today, since no one in my immediate vicinity gives a rat's ass I'm having a bad day.

The cherry on top? I'm getting ready to start my period.

I know it will be better. I just had to throw all this sh!t into the blogosphere in hopes it would get off of me.


ws said...

I hope your son makes a speedy recovery and I'm sorry to hear about your stressful day. Hopefully launching all this into the blogsphere relieved some tension.

I live in an absolute pigsty (like 2-3 weeks notice before guests can arrive - sneakers, boxes, random stuff everywhere) so I completely understand. If you have a minute (and I see you don't), take a look at the end of my post - there is a link to that car I mentioned the other day in a post.

I hope you have a great weekend to make up for this stressful week.

Grumpy Chair said...

Aarrgh!!! That is a very tough day. I would have been too tempted to cancel the couples' dinner.

Hope your little guy is feeling better and I hope you were able to get a nice, hot shower in before your guests arrived.

In the 80's (from 83 to 90) I worked for a financial planning/brokerage firm. Toughest job I have ever held. This was when people actually held their own stock certificates and I was rushed every day getting them fed ex'd to Pershing.

Hope your weekend is more relaxing.

Vickie said...

Hope your night turned out okay that you got a little sleep. Give yourself a lot of credit - sick babies/toddlers are HARD work. Hope you have a good weekend and a chance to rest and relax a little.

Lori said...

That is a tough day and you did well. I hope Luke is feeling better. It sounds so incredibly stressful and I'm proud of you.

Enjoy your weekend!

Vickie said...

Better or are the rest of you now sick too??? That always seems to be the way it goes when they are little. You think "it can't be worse than it is right now", and then someone else GETS IT.

Vickie said...

Better or are the rest of you now sick too??? That always seems to be the way it goes when they are little. You think "it can't be worse than it is right now", and then someone else GETS IT.