Friday, May 9, 2008
By the time Friday arrives, I am exhausted. Too much to do at work - too much to do at home - not enough sleep - a little Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis thrown in for good measure - and I am really dragging. Seems Ashley has a similar problem. Her exhaustion is probably due to having to work really hard at school, especially on vision activities (imagine trying to read a novel with your one good eye one inch from the page and reading one word at a time), her after-school therapies, and the fact that she still has 2-3 seizures a day.
We both love the weekends. We lay around in her bed a lot. We take naps. We turn into slugs.
But the picture above says it all. Ashley was watching the Today Show at 7:30 this morning, waiting for the bus to arrive. Of course, to see the TV screen, she must sit directly in front of the tv, about an inch from the screen. I normally sit beside her and watch fractured little snippets of Matt and Meredith. I got up to retrieve something from my bedroom, and when I came back, Ashley had fallen asleep with her head in my chair.
Yes indeed, we are both very glad that it is Friday.