Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Erin Monahan x12

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

God help them I hope they all have better luck than mine.

Yes, thank you for asking, I AM having a feel sorry for myself day. Terra is puking and shitting everywhere and has been for hours. She is NEVER sick, which means that A) I'm unprepared for the sudden mid-dinner onset of vomiting and B) she's finding it difficult to cope with being sick as she has no practice.

Those who have no children (or weak stomachs) stop here.

Still with me? OK, you were forewarned.

She at one point -in an unsuccessful run for the bathroom- wretched some unidentified lake of gunk in the middle of my dining room floor. Scott says "ewww" and I look at him like he's nuts (I mean, it's puke, gimme a break, right?) His reply was, "That sounded like it came out the other end too..." Being right up near the front end, enjoying the views and sounds thereof had masked any other sounds, and I missed the rear-end sound effects, but lo and behold, she'd no only puked all over, she'd left quite the odorific package behind her as well. Thank god for pull-ups. Unfortunately for me though, she's been dirty-diaper free for nearly 2 years and man did she/I/we really lose it over the shitty diaper idea. I was gagging, and she was yellin' "get it off me mommy, get it off!" I have two words for ya. Bath Time.


Plus my moods been rotten, the weather is yucky, my budget has been shot to hell by christmas shopping, and I'm anticipating QUITE the utilities bill this month, what with turning the heat on and all.

I've put in applications here and there, inquired about other jobs that wouldn't require actual applications... nothing. I've been a stay-at-home-mom for 2 1/2 years and apparently I've become unemployable. Like waiting tables is something a mother with 5 kids could possibly become out of practice for?


  1. 57 people share my name. I'm thinking of changing it.

    Poor Terra! Poor you! I hope she's feeling better soon.

  2. Awww E. I'm an expert at the both ends variety of illness. Next time I'll come help with the cleanup. :)

    Seriously, I hope she's feeling better now.

    I know this is a hard time for you- Christmas, Nova's birthday approaching, money, it all just seems overwhelming, I'm sure. Hang in there. And maybe you're cut out for something bigger and better than table-waiting. Not to insenuate that waitressing isn't a tough and admirable job. But have you thought about using your fund raising skills and applying for something along the lines of marketing, or even fund raising for a local non-profit?

    Just a thought.

    And here I am with more job offers than I want, all unsolicited. Ugh. Want one of those?

    I love you E. Hang in there, ok?

  3. *hugs* positive vibes your way, hon. Hope Terra's feeling better.

  4. OK, E, I have a couple light things to share ('cause you sound like you could use a few...)

    1) Out of the 12 Erin Monahans, one of them is a client at my workplace.

    2) We invented a word at work for the very ailment from which Terra is suffering: shivomiting. And there's a little jingle that goes along with it, but that's impossible to describe via IM...

    Hope things get better soon. I myself am in denial about my budget... Jay's gone, taxes are due... Yikes! Take care, much love to you...

    ~ e2