Archive for July, 2010
Why do I have to put up with so much crap!? Where is it written that a hard-working woman must trudge through huge piles of complete Scheiß (the German word for crap) to just get through her day? I am sick of it. (more…)
Okay, I will put it out there. I want to change careers. I know. No surprise there.
I had a week of vacation and I LOVED it! I usually think too much and get myself in trouble when I take large amounts of time off from work! This time was no exceptions. My mind went into crazy overdrive.
Ideally, I would be a stay-at home mom. I just had a week off and I was in heaven. I relaxed a lot but mostly, I got a lot of things done around the house. I got our budget in order and realized it was a disaster. When you spend more money on entertainment and junk than on your mortgage, you are not spending wisely! I organized, cleaned, and discarded a lot of stuff that had been neglected. I really enjoyed being home, not wearing make-up, and not feeling stressed. Well, I am NOT going to be able to afford to be a SAHM, so I need to work. The question is, do I HAVE to work as an administrative assistant for the next 12 years? (more…)
As mother can attest, 24 hours a day aren’t enough time in a day to get everything done. I am amazed at those people who have clean homes that they actually live in. You know those people whose houses are clean no matter when you come over? These same people have their children in 3 activities each and they are able to hold down a full-time job and feed their family food that doesn’t come from one of the major fast food joints in the area. I, on the other hand, seem to only get a measly few things done in my 24 hour day. Here is an example of what I should do and some of what I actually do in a day. (more…)
Weekends are supposed to be relaxing and stress free. Correct? Well, mine are becoming more stressful than my workdays. Since work is uber-stressful, that is saying a lot! I am still one who lives in fantasy land for the most part. Call it optimism or a positive outlook. I rush through the week trying to get to the weekend. I envision relaxing, sleeping late, enjoying time with the family. I get to do those things sometimes but lately not so much.
This weekend is a good example of my failed attempt to have a REAL weekend. First off, I worked late on Friday. Who does that? Dumb. I then rushed to pick up my boys who were at their grandmas (my MIL). I then dump Chuck off at my mom’s so I can get to a doctor’s appointment for Jesse at 5 p.m. This appointment is to discuss some ADD/Anxiety issues Jesse is having. Lets just say that this appointment was VERY stressful (more about this later). Ultimately, it was a good appointment but I was so drained emotionally afterward that I was ready for bed and it was only 6 p.m. No time for rest, I had to go back to my mom’s to pick up Chuck for a birthday party! Whew! Bill, Jesse, and I had dinner, picked up Chuck, went home and I fell asleep on the couch. What a happening Friday night!
Saturday saw me getting up early to go to work for a few hours to catch up on the ginormous pile of work I am behind on! I took the boys with me thinking they could watch a movie and stay out of my way. Surprise! I was wrong. They were very good but they are little boys and an office is not the right environment for them. Heck, on a Saturday, the office is not the right environment for me either! We managed and made it home by 6. Date night started shortly after. We dropped the boys off at my MIL’s and me and Bill stayed in and watched Netflix and ate fajitas. Bless his heart, I had nothing left to give my hubby. I fell asleep on the sofa again. I am a peach of a date! Saturday night and I am ready for bed at 8!!
Sunday started shaky. I was getting ready for an early birthday party and I couldn’t find anything that I had bought for the party! I had bought a gift card but I couldn’t find it. When I finally did, I couldn’t remember the denomination I had bought. It was great to tell the birthday girl that she either have $20 or $25 dollars on her gift card to spend! Nice and embarrassing!! The party was great and the boys were able to explore their feminine side singing karaoke and Barbie’s! We reluctantly left because I had a huge amount of domestic things to do before work the next day. It was a bumpy ride heading home because the skies opened up and it RAINED like crazy. Despite the crazy rain, I decided to go check on my mom who just had surgery. Bless her heart too, she was soooo stir crazy. Since I was just a tired blob, I don’t think I was much company. I probably drug her down even more!!
We left y moms and finally made it home! I was looking forward to getting everything ready for the coming week and then hitting the hay. I put my pjs on and I hunkered down to get stuff done. Just as I was getting into my groove, my wonderful hubby then informed me that we were due at his moms at 6. I nearly screamed! Instead, I silently took my pjs off and put decent clothes back on. We had a great dinner but I could barely keep my eyes open and my head up. Soooo tired. We make it through dinner, I come home put my pjs back on and I write this post. Forget getting ready for the week, I am going to bed. So what if it is only 8:30 p.m.?
Hopefully, next weekend will be relaxing. Ha Ha!
As you probably know, at home, I am a woman surrounded by men and boys. I am married to a wonderful man, I have two fantastic sons and we have an adorable male dog. Most days it is not a big deal. Some days it is crazy weird. Many things kinda confuse me about men and boys. What has been perplexing me lately, is the idea of who is the boss in the house. All this time I thought I was in charge. I pay the bills, I am the “go to” person for permission, I bring home some bacon (more like bacos, but still), and I thought I was the boss but I am worried I am in complete denial that I have ANY control in my home.
I have taken the week off and when I was planning my week I was determined to get some pampering in. Originally, I was going to have the week off sans children. I was going to get pampering in as well as work around the house done. Ya know, organizing closets, tweaking my budget, trying to resuscitate my dying plants – important house stuff! Well, the “no kids” part didn’t pan out. No matter. I can still have a good time and believe me I have! (more…)
After a surreal week, I realized that I may be quickly entering the sandwich generation. You know. The time in your life when you straddle parenthood and taking care of your parents. Currently, I have youngish boys and oldish parents. Granted they are all healthy and happy but I see teenagers and elderly parents on the horizon. It’s weird. It seems like yesterday that I was goofing off in college. I thought I had worries then! Nothing compares to worrying about your kids and your parents at the same time. (more…)