You guys are all so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so nice!
I loved reading all your comments on my last post. You helped put it all in perspective and I thank you.
However, next time I will still try to give myself more cushion time so I don't have to spend the big bucks on last minute submissions. Live and learn.
Yesterday had to be one of the worst days of my life (which actually shows what a charmed life I've led up to this point).
I was running on empty anyway because of two bad nights of sleep. (One was my fault because I stayed up too late editing my WiP and then inevitably had to wake up several times with our resident nursling.) I made the mistake of taking all three of the little girls to the doctor's office. It was an hour-and-a-half in a small room and I didn't even bring toys. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. On top of that, my baby got her two-month-old shots, which meant that her tiny body was exposed to six (potentially deadly in living form) viruses.
She became incredibly fussy after the shots. She wouldn't eat. She just cried. And cried. And cried. And while she was crying and crying and crying, my two older kids came home from school and both threw HUGE temper tantrums about totally unrelated things. I tried to deal with them rationally (and probably failed) while holding the screaming and screaming and screaming baby. Am I giving you the kind of headache this experience gave me? Does anyone wonder why I already have so much gray hair?
By the time the Dashingly Handsome Sidekick came home, I was sitting on the sofa crying, holding the (finally) sleeping baby.
He said the words every stay-at-home mom loves to hear: "Let's order pizza tonight."
And then he said the other words every stay-at-home mom loves to hear: "Do you want me to go to the store and buy you a Dr. Pepper?"
No one should wonder why I love this man. He is pure lovableness.
And no one should wonder why I love this community of bloggers, either, because you guys gave me encouragement when I needed it. Your sweet, sweet words helped me to get through yesterday, too. (And you probably didn't even know it!)