I forgot how dealing with hospitals and very sick loved ones can exhaust you. Last night I took some OTC sleeping pills and slept heavily for the first time in a long time...or at least that's how it felt. It didn't clear away the fogginess in my head though. As I was thinking about work and whether Ernie should drive me I thought to myself that "well, I could have him pick me up at midnight." Fortunately what I meant was noon. Ernie went to the grocery store yesterday without his wallet so I'm not alone I guess.
Things are settling down a bit though so we should hopefully snap back soon. I talked to Debbie again and she sounds more like herself every time. Maine Medical Center has been wonderful and I am comforted that she is getting good and kind care. Ernie and I met friends at Fries and Peanuts last night and then went home and cooked Owen's request for dinner, my curried oven-fried chicken. I collapsed not long after we ate and I barely remember Ernie coming to bed.
Today I go to work and try to go through almost three weeks of emails and get the lay of the land.
HA! I just had to correct the above sentence. I originally typed it as "Today I go to bed and try to go through...."
Yeah. I definitely have a stress hangover.