I have a feeling I might run out of sheets for Emily’s bed tonight.
I put her to bed at 7 pm and in that 1.5 hour time frame, she’s thrown up twice – the first time missing her sheets but doing a nice job on her comforter. The second time all over her sheets, pillow, and herself. I cleaned her up the best I could – short of throwing her in the bathtub (which she really needs, but will have to wait until tomorrow.) And changed the whole bed. I have her comforter finishing up in the washing machine and then I have to wash her sheets, pillow, and pajamas.
Of course tonight my washer decides to stop spinning, so it’s taking much longer to get one load done. My washer really dislikes me – we’ve had problems with it from the beginning. It’s 4 years old and for the past year, it sporadically decides to just not go into the spin mode. So it continues adjitating (that doesn’t look like it’s spelled right) throughout the entire cycle. When it shuts off, I open the lid expecting to find cleaned, spun-out clothes, only to find a drum of soapy water. So I have to manually turn it back to the spin cycle and then hope to catch it again because once it fills with water from the rinse cycle, it will adjitate that until the end and I once again find a drum full of water. For whatever reason, my washer does this in cycles for sometimes a couple of weeks, other times a month or more. And then one day, I open the lid to find a delightfully completed load without my ever having had to manually intervene. My washer acted up for about 2 months and then for the past 2 weeks, I’ve enjoyed the luxury of it cooperating. But now that I have dirty sheets to wash, it’s decided not to like me again. Oh the joy when I pull out my cloth diapers for our new baby! Then it will REALLY love me!
(On another note, I do NOT recommend Maytag washing machines. No thank you!)
So yes, the kids are in bed (I’m hoping) and I’m also hoping that Emily settles down and is able to sleep (and stop coughing and throwing up.) Nate should be arriving home sometime around midnight. I haven’t decided if I’m going to stay up or not. I really should go to bed, but I know I will be lying awake unable to sleep because I’m excited he’s coming home. So I may just stay up so I can kiss my man hello!