Thursday, April 10

A Woman's Work Is Never Done

Last night I worked until midnight uploading 3 web pages to the sever for my Web Design Class. I have this problem--I think web pages for assignments should look like magazine pages. It--more often than not--doesn't work out, but I try.

I finally decide I have had enough and head to the living room, exhausted.
Since I am one that has hot flashes to the point of wanting to shave my head, I gulp down two large glasses of water, trying to unwind.
I fall into bed at 12:30 a.m.

I awake at about 2:00 a.m. because JB is handing me the phone. He's doing his midnight snacking routine and the phone rings with the eldest daughter, Miss Jessica.

Bear in mind, my brain is FRIED. .. and I have been in the bed an hour and a half.

Turns out, her power has been off for an hour and there are tornado warnings in her area. She apologizes for waking me, but is getting claustrophobic hiding out in her bathroom and would like a radar update.

I apologize for being so incoherent and stumble to the computer. I pull up the radar and the storm tracking and tell her she is in the clear.

Bless her heart, she's had the light of her cell phone for an hour--in the bathroom with her cat.

I really can't wait until she is here with me... out of tornado alley.

Today has not been a good day. I am traveling on little sleep and too much pressure. My eyes have leaked at various points throughout the day, uncontrollably.

I call Momo to tell her of this rubberband that has enveloped my head.

She laughs, knowingly--almost hysterically.

I guess that's a sign that this is normal. And this too, shall pass.


KathyR said...

Glad your girl was OK. Sorry about that squeezed head thing.

I have a leaky left eye. The eye doctor says it's wet because it's dry.

What a comedian.

Nessa said...

I hope this weekend brings you some rest and coolness.

TEOM said...

Don't you love the fact that she calls YOU when she is scared?!? What a gift - even if it is in the middle of the night.

blackbird said...

My parents lived in tornado alley for a while and once locked themselves in their special tornado closet without a radio or phone - after a few hours they had to just give up and come out!

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cce said...

Oh I hope this despair and fatigue is temporary. I hope I'm not rubbing off on you. Get some sleep. Breathe in the Spring air and tell me if it helps and I'll do the same.

Gwen said...

Tornadoes skeer me. A lot. I'm glad your daughter was okay.

I find I work way too hard on my library science assignments. I think it's because I have this obsessive need to *know.* Like you wanting to create pretty pretty web pages, it's not a bad thing, right?

Anne said...

What an awful day when you have things you have to do and you just can't lie down somewhere instead.

LisaBinDaCity said...

Hugs to you, dear. It will all be ok...

(un)relaxeddad said...

I have that worry with my mother out in Florida during the (ever-expanding) hurricane season - she's on the Gulf side. Glad she's fine.