I don’t know how to describe the last couple of weeks, other than difficult. After my last post, DD got better, but I was still pretty sick for the following week. Finally, last week, I started feeling better. However, it was an extremely hectic and stressful week.
A couple of weeks ago, we noticed DD’s left eye was turning inward. So, last week, she had 3 doctor’s appointments…one with her pediatrician and then two others with different pediatric ophthalmologists. The good news is that it doesn’t appear to be too serious. She will need to wear glasses and we will have to patch her good eye for 2 hours a day, and then go back to the doctor in 3-4 months. Besides all of her doctor’s appointments, DS has been having behavior issues at school, so we also had to have a meeting with his teacher, the principal and the dean of students. On top of all this, I had a 4-hour mediation for a pro bono client that resulted in no settlement…so basically hours of work for free that got us nowhere!
It’s weeks like these that are exhausting to be a working mom. I find it so difficult to stay focused and productive when my week is constantly being interrupted with personal meetings, etc. It continued yesterday, as I had to drive DD to an optical center that was a ways away to get fitted for her glasses. And then this morning, I have a dentist appointment. The good news is that today’s appointment is my last appointment where they will deep clean my teeth. This is a result of not having visited the dentist for 3 years. Yikes!
Anyways, through all this, I’m trying to recognize the slow progress I’m making. Over the weekend, I managed to purge the kids’ old clothes. I also listed a few items for sale on Craigslist. And I just made an appointment for a yearly exam with my gyno (something else that is way overdue). I just get so caught up in the magnitude of things I have to do that I forget that I just need to take that first step.
Now that we are no longer sick and we seem to have DD’s eye situation straightened out, I’m looking forward to a quieter schedule where I will have time to just focus on work. Of course, there’s a few more things hanging over my head. Namely, I need to book myself a vision exam and both kids need to see the dentist, but other than that, we will be all up to date.
On a sidenote, I have been staying up WAY TOO LATE and this is just compounding the problem. I’m making it a point to be in bed no later than 10 pm.