The warmth of the sun is perfect, not too hot just enough to warm the skin. The melody of crashing waves in the distance lulling me into relaxing and luring me into sleep. Even the slight breeze dancing through my hair is not enough to annoy but to calm and sooth, as I start to fall into sleep....
"Mom, hey Mom.... You awake?"
"Mom is in her happy place, please back away slowly and quietly."
"Um, Okay sure..But do we have any chips?"
"Master closet, in my sock drawer."
"Seriously Mom, why are chips in your sock drawer?"
"Why do we have chips in the middle of the week... Oh yeah, Mom hid them in her sock drawer."
"Huh, nice Mom.. Thanks!"
Now where was I ... Oh yeah, there was warm sun... Waves crashing in the distances and a breeze dancing through my...
"Hun, where are my dress shoes?"
"Storage, first unit, left side marked with a blue sticker and labelled 'Dress Clothes'."
"Storage huh, okay no problem I am going by there tomorrow so can pick them up. Thanks baby, sweet dreams."
Grrrrrrrr... Pounding on some pillows and readjusting the angle just a bit. Deep calming breath, I can do this.
Waves... Yeah okay.. Check!
"Moooommmmmm, Shelly says she has permission to go to the party this weekend! I am like the only one not going to be there and that is just soooooo not good for my social life. You gotta let me go!"
"Talk to your Father, Mom is out of service and trying to find her happy place."
"But Moooommmmm, I need you on my side when I talk to Dad!"
Alright, eyes wide open now and to heck with the blankets and semi comfortable pillows.
"Honey, I say this with pure Mommy love... There is no way on God's green earth you will be attending that party this weekend! It is unsupervised, I know that family and the parents are out of town so don't even for a second think I don't know what will be at that party. You are too young and we love you to much to let you put yourself into that type of situation."
Now I am up and shuffling her towards the intercom.. "Family meeting... Living room.. Get a move on people!"
I put my hand up to silence the teenage rant and deploy my best 'Make My Day' look and Alex strolled in from the garage. It only took him a second to read the Mommy/Daughter stand off and take charge.
"Kaylee did you just wake your Mother, you know she needs her rest?"
"But I saw you just talking to her and Kyle was just in there before you!"
Now he was starting to get a clear picture of why I now stood frazzled and no where NEAR my happy place in the middle of the living room. Kyle strolled in carry a half eaten bag of chips, plopped down on my clean and crumb free sofa and did his best "What up people?"
I had a wonderful LOL day and had so much fun with all the blog hopping, but by midnight I was in the ER. I spent most the morning and into the next day in the hospital with a very high fever and massive infection. The right side of my face was swollen, my teeth hurt... It was miserable! I had gotten the sinus infection from hell!! Ugh. So I was sent home with lots of GOOD drugs and told to rest. I am a very active person and it's hard for me to relax, let alone to a nap in the middle of the day. So it was already a challenge to rest on Thursday, but to have constant interruptions. Ugh.
Alex came and swooped me up and started for the stairs.. "Mom is officially off limits until further notice."
He tucked me into bed and got the heating pad for me to put on my face. He stayed with me until I was finally asleep and then he went down and took care of the troops. I am MUCH better this week and happy to report that Kaylee's social life has not been stunted and she had a great weekend decorating the new house. I have a new hiding place for the chips, so Kyle has some hopes of having chips later this week.... The biggest surprise... Alex is making my very own lady cave in the new finished basement!!! Wow, my very own space where I am just me and not wife, mom or worker bee... My new cave should be done by Christmas!