SS9 Comes Tomorrow
DH has to pick SS9 up at noon tomorrow and SS will be here for two weeks. I don't envy DH's 8 hour round-trip drive. I always hate preparing for SS to visit because it's stressful. I always feel the need to clean everything and get all the errands done, like grocery shopping, beforehand. It always feels like such a big production because SS is here so infrequently and his visits completely throw off our routine. While I mostly love his visits and enjoy spending time with SS, the preparation beforehand always increases my anxiety.
Well, my doctor started me on new medication this week and warned me it might knock me flat on my butt for a few days just until it gets into my system. Oh boy was he right. I have been bed bound for two days with massive hangover feels. I have been living off of toast and I am barely strong enough to get out of bed. DH has been super helpful. He came home on his lunch break today to let the dog out for me and to make me lunch. He also cleaned most of the house, did all the laundry including washing towels and sheets, and is at the grocery store as I type this. I have been in bed all day watching Netflix. Not being able to do anything to prepare for SS' visit has stressed me out. While DH always helps, I think me being involved with the prep work beforehand gives me a sense of control, since I have no control over our visitation and custody situation and us dealing with BM's PAS tactics leaves me feeling powerless. My home is the only thing I have control over.
Hopefully, I will start feeling better tomorrow. DH talked to SS9 on the phone tonight and SS is super excited to come visit. We are holding off on telling BM and SS about our camping trip next weekend. DH said he will email BM tomorrow night after they get home and we can tell SS9 on Sunday. Hopefully she won't cause email drama. I hope we have a nice visit with SS and BM's PAS tactics haven't infiltrated SS' brain beforehand. I don't want a repeat of the whining, crying, "I miss my Mom" SS we had for President's weekend.