So I was back in the hospital for 5 days with chest pain. Had a stress test, another heart cath, medication changes resulting in low blood pressure and low pulse, more medication changes, as much sedation for the heart cath as they normally give 3 people (nurses words...think I was just a little stressed? ), etc, etc, etc. (I did refuse to see my previous cardiologists, requested new and am very happy with my new doctors - so some very good things did come of this.) Suffice it to say, I tire very easily and just feel like I've been hit by a truck. Yesterday was my first day home. easy child got home from 5 weeks in Georgia with his dad and was anxious to spend time with his friends. He was SO bored at his dad's. I chatted with him online almost every night he was gone for hours at a time. So, he had 2 friends over last night. I took difficult child to lunch today and picked up a couple items at the store and I was worn out - exhausted and achy all over. easy child has another friend over tonight. difficult child and easy child are just bickering back and forth. I think easy child enjoys it. He knows he can annoy her easily and he really seems happy when it's going on. difficult child, on the other hand, does not deal with frustration at all. So, I'm collapsed in the chair and difficult child was standing next to me doing the I'm-annoyed-whine, "Mooooommmmmm", for the umpteenth time tonight. I covered my ears and squeezed my eyes shut. It didn't work. She kept talking. Then they all talked at once - difficult child, easy child and friend - trying to explain things (the going-on's of the router and wireless connections, the cause of all this - I really couldn't care less right now). Too many voices in my house. easy child's friend (good kid) thinks it's funny - I was doing the mumbling to myself thing my difficult child makes me do - and was trying very hard not to laugh out loud, but failed miserably. I told him it was a really good thing I liked him, or he'd be walking home. easy child was trying not to smile and only succeeded half the time. And difficult child is in a snit. I told them I'm not playing referee anymore. They're both too old for that. They can either work it out or not, but they are to be cordial and not come to me over petty and piddly stuff. difficult child whined that she doesn't know what "cordial" means. She tested gifted in vocabulary 2 years in a row. I told her to go to dictionary.com and look it up. She started to cry. I know this is nothing really in the scheme of things. It's not even really difficult child stuff other than how difficult child doesn't deal with frustration and argues with everyone over everything. It's more just plain old sibling stuff. But, I'm tired. I just want a night off. Instead, I spent 10 minutes of quality time in the garage with my car and one of the cats who followed me. Of course, the cat then wanted my attention and wouldn't shut-up until I gave it to him. In my next life, I'm not having kids OR pets.