Taking a Queue from Scarlett O’Hara
It was a bit of a busy, unusual Tuesday for the Kramer crew. Between the kids, grandkids, and dogs, I was hopping. I started my day early. I was scheduled to take care of my grandsons Carver and Anders while daughter Kalissa and husband Craig took Gannon to the genetics appointment for Gannon in Iowa City. I was up at 5:45 am and they were coming at 6 am. Shortly after waking, Kalissa sent me this picture of Anders…
UGH. That means his ear drum ruptured and he has ear infection. Oh no. Poor guy. It was a disappointment to us all. Kalissa had been so hoping she’d get one boy that wasn’t plagued with ear infections. Here’s Anders with his first ear infection and is only 5 months old.
He hasn’t been different at all except for two nights, Friday and Saturday, he didn’t sleep the best. We just figured he was getting older and needing a little cereal at night before bed to tide him over a little longer. Nope. The poor guy had ear infection.
The boys got dropped off and I told Kalissa to call for an appointment on her way to Iowa City and I would take Anders to the doctor.
I had left my kitchen table like this from the night before as I was sorting floss, organizing a couple of projects, and putting some previously used flosses away. I scooted it over and found room for Carver to eat breakfast.
At 7:45 am Carver got on the bus and he headed off to school. About then Kayla sent me an SOS. She wanted a picture of my dining room table all decked out for Valentine’s Day. Apparently, she was making a Facebook post promoting the laces she has in her Etsy Shop. She thought if people saw my projects I’ve used vintage laces on that might be a good sales point. Of course, my table wasn’t cleaned off so I cleaned it off, snapped some pictures, and sent them to her. You can find Kayla’s Etsy Shop HERE.
Just as I hit send Anders needed to eat and then just as finished feeding him, Karl, my son, called. He wanted to know how my day was scheduled. I told him about Anders and having to take him to the doctor. By this point, Kalissa had called to let me know his appointment was at 9:15 am.
Karl was a little bummed. He said he came outside to find he had a flat tire. He was hoping to borrow my van and take it to work. I quickly offered to take him to work. It is in the opposite direction of the doctor’s office but I thought I had just enough time to do both. I scrambled to let the dogs out and get Anders ready.
Then it hit me. Craig didn’t take his truck to work so Karl could likely drive Craig’s truck. I called Kalissa and Craig. That was okay. They told us where the keys were. Karl walked to my house. I told him the new plan as I was buckling Anders into his car seat. I got him out to the van and crap. The seats of my van fold into the floor and they were all folded down as Karl used my van over the weekend to take things to my son Buck’s house.
Pop the seats up. Get Anders in the car. Get Karl to Kalissa’s house.
Whew. Just enough time for a breather before taking Anders to the doctor.
Then I realized I could get rid of two of the boxes in the garage if I made arrangements to drop them off with the sewing group from Decorah way. YES. Then I could check that off my list. So I contacted her. Yes, she could meet me. I loaded the boxes into the van, loaded Anders back in the van and we took off to town.
At the doctor, we found out that…Read More »Taking a Queue from Scarlett O’Hara