By all indications, it seems we are without a nurse again Saturday night. Un-freaking-believable! Because of this, my plans to see Kari at WVU this weekend and attend the benefit for Ryan are scrubbed. I am so disappointed. On top of this, Sue is angry with me that I’m not going. But… I can’t leave in good conscience. I’m needed here. It’s not fair to leave the burden entirely with her. I have a problem with walking away from a known issue. I’d rather just lean into it and plow through. So, I’ll accept her anger (not to say I like it) knowing it’s done with her best interests in mind.
I did this once before, although I didn’t expect no coverage, and simply can’t when I know she’s without a nurse. She spent the entire next day tired as hell and never really bounced back for a week. In effect, she was as I am now… sluggish and cranky. You know, generally not pleasant to be around.
It’s particularly challenging this week because Sue left this morning (5:00 am) for three days in Atlanta on business. She’ll return home very late Friday night. Then Saturday night it’ll start all over again. It’s the cold truth that we will need to make it through ten days before having a realistic chance of catching up on sleep. It really is too much.
I know I’m on a binge with this whole topic lately. Lack of sleep can do that to a guy.