The kiddos started their 4th week of school today, and this will only be the 2nd full week. So getting back on schedule has been delayed. Oh hell, I admit it. It usually takes me a good month to get back into the swing of things after a long break anyway. Add the random hurricane and holidays in and I am hopeless. I've done nothing that wasn't entirely necessary for the function of this family for 3 weeks. Which means I am now playing catch up after my nearly month of hibernation.

Of course I started last week with the great closet clean out of 2008. While searching for the social security card did not actually require me to leave the house or put on make up, it did get me motivated to move. And when I didn't find said card I was then forced to get my ass up and out of this house. I applied for the card Friday and then met an old friend for lunch.

Can I just say how odd it was to not have a small child with me? My friend and I worked together when I got pregnant with Breanna, 10 years ago. I quit working for a paycheck to stay at home. She shortly after had a baby and worked from home for awhile, then for many reasons decided to return to working outside the home. We have remained good friends and have championed each other in the choices we have made for our families. But this wasn't about mommy choices, was it? Anyway, I have had a small child stuck to my side for almost every lunch we have had together over the last 9 years, and I felt like something was missing Friday. That's the first time I've really noticed the difference of having both girls in school full time.

My social security card as well as both girl's cards are on their way, fingers crossed, this week. They will then all go into the lock box with the other important papers. I'm sure that as soon as they show up I will find the originals. Anyone care to make a wager?

So I was feeling like I was catching up then this weekend my sinuses were killing me. Benadryl makes the headache go away, but it knocks me out. As in I fall dead asleep no matter how long I slept the night before. Thus,
I spent most of my weekend sleeping. Bless my hubby, he spent his entire weekend entertaining the girls because I was practically comatose. And when not sleeping off my sinus hangover, I was a complete grouch. I think he was very happy to be off to work this morning.

The good news is, I am back to feeling like a part of the human race today. But once again, this morning I found myself playing the catch up game. What's that saying? Three steps forward, one step back. Lots of dishes and messes to clean up. And not just from the weekend. I didn't get anything besides the closet done Thursday. Then I was in government office limbo Friday morning. Out for a leisurely lunch Friday. And by then it was time to pick up the kiddos. I think the school clocks are off, they couldn't possibly be gone for 6 hours. Where does the time go?

I twittered about my day in order to figure that out. Here you go.
Warning: the following list may bore you to death.

  • 2 kids to school, bags dropped at charity box, groceries bought, laundry washing. And it's not even noon.
  • One critter cage cleaned, dishes unloaded, laundry in dryer. Still not noon yet.
  • 2nd critter cage cleaned. Now it's time to vacuum. Whew! Exciting morning here, huh?
  • Time to fetch the small child at school. Oh car line, how would I ever get anything read if it weren't for you?
  • Kids home, arguing began as we walked in the door. It must be Monday.
  • Homework done, snacks eaten, time to pick up the family room. High hopes, I know.
  • Well, I wouldn't call the house clean, but it's much improved.
Since then I've vacuumed, now I've blogged and am off to start dinner. So what'd y'all do today?



7 comments:

ummm, not nearly as much as you!

September 8, 2008 at 5:53 PM  

Freaking FOUR HOURS of defensive driving on-line and I am not even finished yet! UGH! Who the hell made up the 35 mph speed limit, anyway?

September 8, 2008 at 6:01 PM  

1. WOKE UP AT 4 AM TO GO PEE AND DECIDED I WASN'T GOING TO WORK.

2. CALLED IN SICK AROUND 6:00

3. GOT OUT OF BED AT 6:30 TO GET TWINKLE DRESSED FOR SCHOOL.

4. 7:00, DADDY AND TWINKLE LEFT. I WENT BACK TO BED AND SLEPT UNTIL 11:30

5. WOKE UP AND COMBED THE INTERNET FOR HOUSES AND BACKSPLASH STUFF FOR THE KITCHEN.

6. PEELED MYSELF OUT OF THE HORIZONTAL POSITION AROUND 3:00, DRESSED AND PICKED TWINKLE UP FROM SCHOOL.

7. HAD A CRAVING FOR CHIK FIL A COOKIES AND CREAM SHAKE, SO WE DID THE DRIVE THRU THING.

8. 4:15, KILLED TIME, COOKING ETC UNTIL DADDY GOT HOME FROM WORK.

9. FOUND A WEBSITE THAT WILL SEND GLASS TILE SAMPLES FOR NEXT TO NOTHING SO I ORDERED 4.

THE HOME IMPROVEMENTS IN THE HOPES OF SELLING THE HOUSE ONE DAY HAVE STARTED......THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING.

I'M ALREADY CONTEMPLATING NOT GOING TO WORK TOMORROW EITHER...I JUST HAVE NO MOJO RIGHT NOW. TROUBLE IS NOBODY DOES YOUR WORK WHEN YOU'RE OUT. IT WILL TAKE ME A WEEK TO CATCH UP.

HUBBY IS COOKING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RIGHT NOW :)

THAT'S MY DAY...AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU ASKED ? LOL

September 8, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

I am glad you got the cards taken care of. I know the 3 steps forward 1 step back. Really it seems to be the other way around for me most of the time.
Time is TOO fast.
Life is full of boring little things....vacuuming, cleaning, waiting waiting.....

September 9, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

School, school, school for me!

September 9, 2008 at 1:06 PM  

That's a pretty impressive list. Did you forget how much you can accomplish so quickly without kids in the house?

September 9, 2008 at 4:37 PM  

3 steps forward and 1 back - don't I know it! I had this monster huge to do list that I made a couple weekends ago . . . Hubby's eyes were huge when he saw it. I completed it that week. Then this past Monday, I had to start another one and it is HUGE!

It's just not fair. However, completing those lists with no kids in tow, or at least with non-toddlers is a lot easier :-)

September 10, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

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