The Downpour

Coming off of a stellar week, and when I say “stellar” I say that with the most sarcasm I can muster.

I’ve been sick since last Friday, with some sort of head cold/sinus infection. I can’t even describe the amount of pain I was in over the weekend. I can tell you that I seemed to have passed my cold to S., and David has been acting a little wonky, and wonky=sick is coming. This despite washing our hands until raw, and coating my house in a thin layer of Lysol and disinfectant.

Rule #1: You cannot STOP the germs.

On top of all of this, S. found out his job vanished last week. Poof! It’s a veritable Halloween nightmare. It’s almost comical, really- that partnered with the news I received recently that my own job is pretty much toast (the job will go by the holidays, along with my sanity) . So we know one job is gone for sure, we are just waiting for the pink slip. Possibly both.

I’m not going to lie. I am steps away from losing my mind. That being said, we are coping. I don’t know how, but we are. We have begun preparations for the hurricane of job loss. Around now, I would be starting a Christmas list. Not this year.

I’ve been diverting my attention with David activities. He has soccer 2x a week, and just started cub scouts (which he LOVES so far). Poor S. had to do both without me this past weekend. I was lounging in bed with a cold ice pack on my head and hyped up on caffeinated hot tea.

I should mention that a sinus infection + Lupron is a bad mix. So for my friends cycling, if you feel a sickness coming on RUN (don’t walk) to the doctor for antibiotics. Or suffer the worst headache you’ve EVER had.

I’m just sayin’…

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Crackberries and Crackerjacks

I think I am just easily bored. I’ve had my Blackberry for about a month now, and I’m already sort of …over it.

I know, I am such a tough crowd. I think it’s the fact that I work for a company that is so technologically oriented that having devices that make me TOO connected makes me feel like I am tethered to an anchor.

Although I have my Blackberry rigged up to be connected to all the information I need, I want it to be a ONE-WAY road. The one where I know everything, but I can stand back and be …just ….out …of …reach to anyone work related. Yes, it’s a sickness.

I still drive to places with my Blackberry safely stowed in my purse. I do not have an addiction to looking at it or a need to text someone as I wait at a red light. That’s unlawful in Jersey, you know.

Me? I’m not one to break rules.

Want to hear about something TOTALLY lawless?

Yesterday, at D’s soccer game, his coach was nearly arrested for bad parent/coach conduct on the field. Without going into too much detail, I was saddened that a coach of a bunch of 5 year olds can’t use good judgement. We weren’t involved (directly) in the drama that ensued, but let’s just say law enforcement arrived on the scene and finger-pointing was a-plenty…

In front of the kids.