Sep 24, 2009

The Good and The Bad

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
First of all, thank you for all of your support last week. It was a very rough week, but as soon as Monday morning came, I felt very "light".

My pedicure is adorable! I really enjoyed myself. I did my best to live in the moment and just enjoy getting my feet rubbed and toenails painted. I did miss Dirty A LOT and felt a little "off' since he wasn't there, but there were no tears (BONUS) and I had a nice time. Thankfully, my fear of SIL bringing her mother along, wasn't warranted. I didn't REALLY think she was going to invite her mom, but I was still pretty afraid that was going to happen. As soon as Dirty got home, I gave him a HUGE hug and let him hold me, so I could feel anchored by something.

Monday was a beautiful day and my mood matched the weather. Which, was a nice change of pace. The weather was beautiful last week, as well, but my mood wasn't. I felt so rainy and gloomy. It was really great to not have a cloud of sadness ruining the last of the warm weather we'll be getting for a good 9 months.

Nae had her first volleyball game and did great! She's even the captain of the team! I'm so proud of her. We weren't able to go to that game, but made it to the one last night. Her team has some things to work on, but they're all having a great time and Nae is doing really well at being the captain. She's telling her teammates that they're doing well. Or she's telling them to get into position. It's a great thing to watch.

I also FINALLY got a hold of financial aid. After calling them and getting hung up on for weeks and being on hold for an hour, I got the answer I was so desperately seeking and praying for. My application is STILL in review BUT it was approved! As was my book loan (thank you Universe!) The guy I talked too couldn't give me any dollar amount or tell me when I was getting the check, but he could tell me that it was approved. That means I can go to school on Monday *EEK* and not have to worry about having to unenroll by the 8th. Apparently, since I do have the grant and/or loans, tuition doesn't have to be paid for until the end of the term? That would have been good information to have 6 weeks AGO, but whatever. As long as I won't get a bill for thousands of dollars, I'm good to go!

Yes, Monday was a good day. Too bad Tuesday couldn't have been Monday, or better yet, not happened at all. Cuz Tuesday SUCKED! Not just a little, but A LOT!

It started out fine, but things went downhill when Dirty got pulled over taking the kids to school. Well, he didn't ACTUALLY get pulled over. he was in the carpool lane, getting ready to make a left into the school when a motorcycle cop knocked on his window and asked him where Zilla's car seat was. "Ummmm probably in the garage, at home. Why?" It was them we were informed that the law changed and children have to be in car seats until they are EIGHT years old. Last I heard it was 6 or 60 pounds. Not anymore, it's eight years old. Dirty turned around, came home and got Zilla's car seat. Poor kid was SO bummed! Not that I blame him, I would have been bummed too after not having to be in a car seat for a few months and then having to go back into one. SUCKAGE! He's over it now and hasn't complained too much about it. Probably because he has something a lot worse to be complaining about. Poor kid hit his head on the playground and cut it open. He's fine, though. Thank Goddess!

His school called Tuesday morning, calmly, telling me "Zilla fell on the playground and is head is bleeding a bit." Cue freak out! I tell the gal that we're on our way and hang up the phone. I tell Dirty Zilla fell and his head is bleeding as I'm running to throw a bra on. I'm lazy and hadn't gotten dressed yet, even though it was 10 in the morning. Dirty jumps up, grabs his keys and tells me "I'll just go grab him, it'll be quicker" then runs out the door. I was stunned, I didn't have time to argue, so I sat back down in my chair and tweeted about it. What else was I suppose to do?! I know head wounds bleed a lot, so I wasn't TOO worried about it. Then 10 minutes pass, 15 minutes, and then 20 minutes and they weren't home, yet. THAT'S when I started to worry. All sorts of lovely thoughts started running through my head. I thought maybe it was bad enough that Dirty just took him straight to the ER and was going to call me when they got there. Maybe Zilla was unconscious and they were having to wait until he woke up to get him home. Lovely, lovely thoughts.

Dirty pulled up before I got any further in my thought process and Zilla wasn't crying AND he was walking! WHEW!!!! He was wearing a different shirt, had dried blood on his chest, down the back of his neck and his head looked pretty gross. We hop into the shower and I do my best to wash it out to see if we needed to go to the ER for stitches. Even though it had stopped bleeding by then. Thankfully, there was no need for stitches and he was OK. He has a pretty good bump on the back of his head and it was oozing a little yesterday, but no blood.

We were on "concussion watch" yesterday and there was NO Tylenol given to him for his headache. Poor guy! he complained a few times of his head hurting and of course, wanted to go outside and play, but other then that, the was doing great. We had a low key afternoon so he wouldn't bump his head and open it up. That was the most difficult part of Tuesday and yesterday. He wanted to go play with his friends, but we were afraid he'd scratch it or hit it on something and it's start bleeding all over again. And one head wound traumatic even a week, is plenty!

As I was Tweeting my craplacular day Tuesday, SassyPie was saying she was having one too. She told me what alcohol to go buy and what drink to make to drown my misery in. Sadly, since we were on "concussion watch", I felt drinking wouldn't be the best course of action. So, I'll save that little gem for this weekend. But, I did buy a bottle of wine last night and had a nice glass or two of that. Ahhhh wine, how I love thee!

Thanks to all my Twitter gals who pulled me in from off that ledge and sent Zilla some good vibes. I appreciate it! Ya'll kept my head from going too far into the dark place.

24 friends have commented:

SS on September 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM said...

Sorry tuesday was so bad but glad zilla wasn't badly hurt. monday sounds nice, and the pedicure. Good to hear from you!

natalie on September 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM said...

Glad the little one was ok! That is scary! Enjoy your wine...jealous... ;)

Sassy Pie on September 24, 2009 at 1:23 PM said...

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I'm glad both of our weeks have started getting better. :) Enjoy the recipes, doll!

Morgan on September 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your pedicure, those are always lovely and relaxing..but I usually end up giggling..I'm very tickelish! Sorry to hear about your son lil' noggin! Glad he is ok though! :)

Kymberli on September 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM said...

I'm so excited about you starting your school journey! I'm just so happy for you!

Glad that Zilla wasn't too terribly hurt!

Sheliza on September 24, 2009 at 3:42 PM said...

oh wow so much going on there! Congrats to Nae for making captain of vb! and boo for Zilla and the carseat debacle. I better look into the rules for my state for when my little guy gets older. I hope you have a great last stretch heading into the weekend :-)

Stacie on September 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM said...

Glad Zilla is on the mend. Kids are so resilient!

Yeah for financial aid! You are going to wow them at school! :-)

Busted Tube on September 24, 2009 at 10:23 PM said...

Three cheers for financial aid and starting school! I'm so happy for you!
Good for Nae, you must be so proud of your volleyball captain!
And- yikes to Zilla's head injury! I'm so glad he's okay, but that must have been super scary, head wounds heal pretty fast, but look awful first! Hope Wednesday & Thursday were good days :-)

Dolli-Mama on September 25, 2009 at 6:45 AM said...

I hate it when kids get hurt!! But I'm glad he's ok. Hope things keep looking up!

WiseGuy on September 25, 2009 at 7:51 AM said...

'Eventful' is an understatement. I am glad that Zilla came out minus major hurt. It is so scary to see a child bleed! And yay for Nae! She must be really good to have become the captain!!!

You are strong. You have to always remember that!

Kristin on September 25, 2009 at 9:24 AM said...

Wow, what a week! Congrats to Nae, glad Zilla's injury wasn't worse, and congrats on starting your back to school journey.

Together We Save on September 25, 2009 at 11:16 AM said...

I want a pedicure.... I need a pedicure. So relaxing. Glad your little one was not hurt to badly.

Nel on September 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM said...

Sounds like a much better week!

Aunt Becky on September 25, 2009 at 12:42 PM said...

Tuesday was just full of The Shit, wasn't it? Loves that you're starting school. You KNOW I'm free to help you with whatever you need. Email me and I'll send you my phone number. I was the TA for Organic AND Biochemistry AND A/P I AND II because I? Am Super Becky Overachiever.

Oh yes. I am.

honeywine on September 25, 2009 at 4:26 PM said...

8? Dang. That's a long time for a car seat. They should just go by weight.

Sunny on September 25, 2009 at 6:59 PM said...

The good and the bad, for sure! I am so sorry about poor Zilla's head... OUCH. I'm glad he's okay now. If in a car seat. Yeah, 8 is harsh.

Yippee for the financial aid people coming through!!

Parenthood For Me on September 26, 2009 at 5:40 AM said...

Glad Zilla turned out to be okay. That is scary.

Jaymee on September 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM said...

hope the weekend is going better than the week. YAY for being able to start school, i am so excited for you!!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on September 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM said...

Just caught up on your last 2 posts...

--SO sorry you had such a rough time last week. Glad that all worked out and you were able to enjoy your pedi.

--Awesome that Nae is team captian. SOunds like she is doing great at her role!

--I couldn't believe it when they changed the carseat law! We just swtiched Em from her toddler carseat to a booster. She just turned 5 and will have the booster until she is 8 (and/or meets the weight requirement...which I can't remember right now.)

--Hopefully your Monday goodness overflowed into the rest of the week to make up for your crappy Tuesday...

Hugs!

Coffeegrl on September 27, 2009 at 8:00 PM said...

you are going to rock the school experience - i can tell! Have a blast woman!

I'm glad to hear that zilla is a-okay. what a rough week!

awomanmyage on September 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM said...

So glad you are finally going to school - I know how much you were looking forward to it! You just need something to get passionate about. Zilla will probably be so psyched to tell his friends about his head wound - kids always bounce back from those things so well - us adults could learn a thing from them. If I had that to worry about, I'd be a wreck too!

KimboSue on September 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM said...

Tweet, tweet!!! So weird... Glad u are approved for school and books and that Zilla is all good!

Mmmmm.... WINE!

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