Running Around, Then Slobbing Around

I spent today housebound. We got a phone call at 7 am reporting that J had barfed at a friend’s house. Cute W ran over to pick her up, then he brought M and her friend to a morning soccer game while J and I hung out: reading, snuggling, napping, and carrying a big bowl around the house. After the soccer game Cute W went out scouting for groceries and dinner, but the rest of us girls just stayed in. It seemed like J was perking up around dinner, but then she took a turn for the not-so-great. Then M got a late sleepover invite, and I relented on the general one-sleepover-per-weekend limit because our day had been unbelievably lame.

On the other hand, it was a lovely recovery after running around yesterday, which started with some volunteering and a meeting first thing in the morning. Then I ran home and got online to purchase Book of Mormon tickets. The website kept crashing and when I tried, no one was even answering the phones. I pouted for a couple of minutes but then, a $100 gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket and a massive yearning to see the show compelled me to just get down there. That’s the splendor of the flexible, work-from-home schedule, right?

Well, let me tell you, it was cray-cray.


I ended up spending about 3 hours on this particular errand. Luckily I had a good book and a chocolate bar in my backpack, so I was golden. I thought that we’d be in pretty good shape since the internet and phones weren’t working, but I barely managed to nab seats halfway back in the balcony on a weeknight. They’ve since sold out completely, so I’m still feeling pretty triumphant, really. Whoop, whoop!

The only real problem with the massive time-suck was that I ended up late to my blood donation appointment, which I’d planned carefully so I’d be home in time for J.  So I had to bust the proverbial move, be careful not to mention that lunch was a chocolate bar for fear that they’d disqualify me, and then squeezed my fist like a maniac. Bleeding quickly is one of my talents. I arrived just a moment or two after J.

Then there was schlepping J to her friend’s house so that she could spread pestilence and vomit on her living room carpet, throwing together dinner for M and her friend, and heading out to my Snobby Book Club, where I stayed out slightly too late for my own good. But it turned out to be a good move, since today was spent mostly on the sofa!

Hope you’re all doing well and that you don’t get this stomach bug!


  1. Oh, my gosh, Amy, I don’t know!!! What was I doing on Thursday night that I completely spaced it?!? Well, I get it direct from if you’re looking for something. But I just went to do it and I’m having technical difficulties working with that site! Sorry; trying to figure it out. . . .

  2. amy miazga

    Very disappointing that these tix were for sale in groups of 20 or more a month ago (hello scalpers) thru proctors. There are a ton of tix on stubhub. One person has 26 and starting price $550/ticket. After 30 minutes of trying, I just got two Broadway tickets for the summer and good seats too. ..about $30 per ticket than Schenectady. This was handled so poorly…most of the regular joes lose out…especially if you had to work on Friday…I uses my break to try…

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