Friday, March 26, 2010
Friday Big J, questionable rap songs, and it's a good thing I don't run the military
This video reminds me of the Blondie song "Rapture" - "...and then you're in the man from Mars. You go out at night, eatin' cars. You eat Cadillacs, Lincons, too..."
I should probably be embarrassed to still remember most of the words to that, shouldn't I?
Which means I should definitely not mention Wham! Rap.
So this week is ending on a challenging note.
Betty came down with the flu Wednesday night and woke up sick sick yesterday. Fortunately, she's at our house, so I can take care of her.
But we have no contingency child care. So I stayed home from work. But had to work, because I had a bunch of writing and editing to do.
And then our Big J, who is normally super smiley and happy and just a delight, was a huge crankybottom.
Typically, while he loves attention, he also happily keeps himself entertained in the bouncy thingy or on a play mat for stretches of time. But yesterday? Very protesty.
Fortunately, he had big naps so I could get stuff done. Stuff being the work that pays my salary and health care.
And now on top of the flu, Betty has this tremendous pain in her hip. Like, so bad she was whimpering in pain this morning.
This, from a very strong, stoic, North Dakota Lutheran, of solid Viking stock.
You know things are bad when Betty complains.
So I gave her Tylenol, and ice, and heat, and then remembered I had Vicodin from my C-section. Vicodin! Here! Have a handful!
But just to be safe, I called Maude's mom, who is a nurse. Who said her hip is probably inflamed from going up and down all our stairs carrying a heavy load (AKA Mr. Eatyface) and no on the Vicodin and to get her to eat something and give her ibuprofin.
Which I've done. And things are getting better.
It was definitely a more reasonable solution. Plus it made me realize once more that I'm pretty cavalier about medication (although for the life of me, I cannot find my taking-Ambien-from-a-stranger-on-a-plane post to link to).
AND I realize I always reach for the most extreme solution.
Pain? Don't hesitate! Grab the biggest thing you have! Go nuclear if necessary!
Which made me think it's probably a good thing I'm not in charge of the military.
I imagine you'll agree.
Happy weekend, all!