I am at “work” today. I am supposed to be billing and other stuff but in the back ground is this babe screaming! Oh my gosh, some sounds really do a number on me. The sound of a screeching infant makes me want to run away. Sanj does the infant screening for Peterborough at the office. The mom is suppose to bring in a tired babe. Sanj is then to put all these probe thingies on the babe’s head and then he needs the mom to put the child to sleep. It is a 50/50 kind of thing. Often everyone is left frustrated.
When I am in line at the grocery store, and I hear a wailing infant, I feel myself taken back into time. Suddenly I am standing in line, my toddlers are restless and hungry. The baby in the car seat is screeching that newborn cry that makes the breast hurt and my heart races wondering how I am going to make it through the next 15 minutes. It was this kind of day that made me give up ever shopping at the cheaper, bag your own grocery store. Sure I saved the money but at that moment it was more important to save my sanity. The other store bagged my stuff and called a carry out boy to help me to the van. You can’t put a price on sanity.
I give up. I take the file of work stuff and leave it on the desk, “I can’t concentrate. I will come in tomorrow.” This is one of the perks of sleeping with the boss! lol
Josh and Zach were suspended from school this morning. The Health Unit did not have their records of their up-to-date vaccination. I did turn it all in. At least 2 times before. Thursday evening I get the call that they don’t have the dates from the first year. This is Easter weekend. Everything is closed. Frustration. My doctor’s office is closed on Tuesday. The boys think it is kind of neat to be suspended. Breakfast with mom. Missing school. It is all good. Thankfully, the other doctor was able to help me out. Suspenion over. Back to school.
I had lunch with Sanj today. He is so busy. He is a self-professed workaholic. By the time he is home, he is wasted. Then he has the boys wanting “Daddy” and his homework is usually calling or he is off to a meeting. So, often, I meet him for lunch. He is still in his peppy work mode and I can have his attention for a few uninterrupted minutes. He is a creature of habit. Everyday, if he is alone, he goes to McDonalds. He gets a Might Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken with a Diet Coke, no ice. Did I say every day? Yup!
The ladies at the drive thru know him. They know that he will then park around the corner and eat his salad and listen to sports radio. Today I joined him. I got my grilled cheese happy meal with a toy. My comfort food that I desperately needed today. I was done my sandwich and he was still organizing his meal. I looked at him. “What are you doing?” I asked.
He is so cute to watch. He knows he is a little crazy. I love these silly little corks about him. After he cleaned up, he looks at my 3/4 full Diet Coke. I always leave my cup with drink still in it. Sometimes the cup gets soggy at the bottom and leaks. It drives him nuts, my half drunk drink. I look at him and smile. “You are so lucky to have me!” I reply.
I drive him nuts. The other day I drove the Denali bone dry. OK… it was late and in all fairness, I was tired and it was dark and I didn’t realize it was so empty. This vehicle is his true love, I am convinced. lol I went out in the morning to start it and it refused. Oh dear. I am in trouble now.
I intended to go get gas and put it in the truck before he found out. No harm, no foul. Time slipped away and I didn’t. I knew I was busted.
“Sanj, if I tell you something, you promise not to lose it?” I say. He gets the look in his face that I am too familiar with. “What did you do?” I know he wanted to add, “now!”
Yikes, as I told him, he gets flustered. “The truck has a fuel injection thingy.” Oh dear. I had no idea what that means but it can’t be good.
Life with me is so special. lol This poor man. How I love him! I am so glad that he loves me too! lol!