Today is the last real day of my holiday before I have to go back to work on Monday. I have a medium-sized list of things to get done today like laundry, return phone calls, go to the bank, wash my dad's truck, fix some blinds at my mother's, hang a plaque for my mother, contact the body shop....Okay, the list seems to be growing as I type. They are all doable because it is early, and I was smart and took my youngest to daycare.
I was feeling badly about making him go to "school," but I knew I wouldn't get a single thing done if I didn't. The question was how to get him there with as little fight as possible. I was certain that he wouldn't want to go in the car so early in the morning since he has figured out that nothing good comes from getting in the car at sun-up (doctor's appointments, daycare, etc.) Instead we walked to school. It is only ten minutes, but it seemed like an eternity. Of course it wasn't without complication. Three minutes from the school he told me he had to go potty. I had to convince him the school was closer to the house and that strangers wouldn't want a little boy coming into their house so early in the morning just to use their bathroom. When we got across from the school, he sat on the sidewalk and refused to walk any farther. I then had to fib and tell him I had to use the restroom and that couldn't wait any longer, so he gave into my need and crossed the street.
After I left the daycare, I realized I hadn't thought this strategy all the way through. I still had to walk home. It wasn't fun walking into the sunrise. I also forgot that I have a hidden condition that rears it ugly head when I have to exercise early in the morning. My legs break out in hives. The doctors have never been able to do anything about it other than to call it exercise induced urticaria and tell me to take antihistamines. (Duh!)
So here I sit waiting for the antihistamine to kick in so I can go on with the rest of my to-do list. Fortunately phones and computers work while seated with my feet up. I was able to write this blog while hanging on hold with the various offices I had to call today. Too bad I can't drive with my feet up. I would have finished my bank run and made it to my mother's by now.
Note to self: Buy more antihistamine if you want to start exercising for the new year.