Happy Tuesday internet. It’s gonna be another humdinger for me.
The friend Sharaun had lined-up to watch Keaton and Cohen Monday so I could go into work called Sunday evening to tell me that her own kid was sick. Fever, up-chucking, the whole nine yards. Without any time to secure alternate options, I fell on my sword and decided to try and do the whole workday from home with both kids. This, friends, is not easy – particularly if you have a precious four workdays left before leaving for seven weeks and need every minute to be bursting with productivity. I did my best, and would say I was about 85% as good as I could’ve been at my desk.
Keaton, bless her, truly bless her, helped me entertain Cohen. In exchange I delegated her parenting to Disney cartoons, computer time, and coloring. I felt bad about it, but I had no choice in the matter. Thankfully she handled it well and really did manage to keep herself busy (and not all of it was in front of the TV, either… she played dollhouse and colored and even spent some time practicing reading). She can be an absolute angel when she wants to. With the exception of the thirty minutes between noon and 12:30pm I had meetings all day. My ears hurt from the earbuds I use to take calls (Bluetooth is terrible; never works and is too much trouble, wired is where it’s at). Cohen also behaved, napping when I needed to chair meetings and eating well when I could borrow time to feed him.
Around 10am Sharaun called and let me know she missed her flight out of Miami and there was a chance she’d not make it home until Tuesday (today as you read, I know it’s confusing but I write a day in advance). Luckily that didn’t happen because, man, I couldn’t do another one of these days. Not to mention, I really couldn’t; I absolutely have to be in the office Tuesday through Thursday. Thursday – my last day. Holy crap Thursday, which is three day from now, is my last day for seven weeks. Seven weeks on the road. Seven weeks to let my mind wander. Seven weeks. Oh man, I am ready. I am counting down. Battling the mainspring and winning for once.