Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sick Day

Last night was a two-hour trip home from work due to the several inches of snow that fell on the Pittsburgh metro area. I taught a saxophone lesson, shoveled the driveway and the sidewalk, then came inside and basically passed out. I woke up this morning at my usual time, tried to get out of bed, and wasn't able to do it. Ugh. Sick day.

The only problem with working a temp job is that I don't get sick days. If I miss a day, then I don't get paid for it. Frustrating, particularly since my body could likely use an extra day besides today to recover - but I can't afford to lose another day's wages. The Wife didn't teach her lessons today, either - rescheduled some of them - because she has been sick all week, and I wasn't in any kind of condition to chase after children by myself. So, all-in-all, we lost around $200 today in missed wages. Sigh.

On the other hand, the boys were quite sweet when they were around. The Boy did some very nice snuggling, allowing us to nap while he watched Winnie the Pooh until he fell asleep. Younger Bro did a nice job of being... well... normal.

I did excuse myself from the family right after dinnertime, as Younger Bro was feeling yucky and grumpy and picking fights with his brother, causing gigantic screaming matches between the two of them. My head just couldn't take it at the time. (That makes being around the industrial machines at work tomorrow that much more appealing. Yuck.)

Other than my illness, nothing much is happening. We're enjoying our children working their way through entirely normal development curves. Younger Bro, while he does display exceptional creativity and intelligence (according to my entirely unbiased opinion), is working on vocabulary and speech at a normal rate. Today, he did put a little sentence together: "Watch Mickey!" The Boy is loving playing with Grandma's iPad, getting very frustrated when she wants to use it or he needs to go to sleep. He's adjusting well to school, even sitting still for story time for the first moment in his life!

Okay. I'm just finishing watching some TV and dealing with my continually-crashing computer, so I'm going to try to get to sleep by, like, 9 or so. Wish me luck.

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