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Just Another Day In Paradise

Posted by idawrites on May 7, 2008 in Chores, Family, Lost Income |

Child with sprained ankle … Check
Sick day depleted … Check
Laundry done … Check
$100 extra on the AmEx … Check
Laptop priced for Brittany’s graduation gift … Check
Home haircuts for Anna, Sierra, and Faitha … Check
Visit with mom … Check
2 glasses of red wine … Check

It has been one long and interesting day. None of it involved “work” … at least… no work that I could receive monetary payment for. However, it was definitely good for my soul.

Yesterday afternoon, Sierra twisted her ankle during a nature walk at school. I rushed to pick her up, but she was hobbling along fairly well, so we came home and propped her foot up with some ice. My friend the Domestic Goddess located a pair of crutches for me and brought them over. THANKS sweetie!

This morning, Sierra woke up with a PURPLE swollen foot. I made a frantic call and dashed off an email to my boss letting him know I wouldn’t be in, then bundled Sierra into the car to head to the ER. They X-Rayed her and declared that her ankle had no breaks… just elevate the foot and put an ice pack on it. I know that it’s better to be sure than to take chances with my baby’s health, but there is something mildly frustrating about being told “Keep doing what you’re doing… that’ll be $100 please.” So, we spent today at home, catching up on laundry, doing a bit of reading, and just general puttering.

Then, as the short people filtered in the door, they requested haircuts! Anna who has always had very long hair (past middle of the back) asked for a short cut. I gave her a modified bowl cut. *Grin* Those of you from the 80s will know this well. But it’s more the cut that falls forward to frame her face and goes to a short layer in the back. … er.. anyway… I rambled….
Trimmed Faitha’s bangs and cut about 4 inches off Sierra’s hair (while I had her captive, haha).

It’s been a nice constructive home day. Hopefully Sierra feels up to school tomorrow. I hear I have a large project on the horizon at work. YAY!

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