Manic Monday

I make this to do list for myself at work everyday,  and somehow I never manage to check it all off.  I also occasionally lose it and freak out trying to find it.  Just a typical day.  But today I checked off a few more then I normally do,  so that is cause for celebration.

In another note,  I really need to find a steady babysitter.  Stressing about that one is getting really tiring.

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Thankful Thursday

Family: I am very thankful for having time with Josh last night. It seems like we don’t have a lot of that lately.

Life: I am so happy when Zander draws a picture and points out the “trees” and “dinosaurs” and “rocks”and then helps me hang it on the fridge.

Work: I have the next two days off. Who doesn’t love that??

10 on Tuesday

10 things about today:

  1. Really enjoyed sleeping in, I love it when my kids let that happen.
  2. Hate that today is my last day of vacation.
  3. Hate even more that I have to be to work at 6 am tomorrow.
  4. Loved taking the kids to the park with Crystal and the girls.
  5. Kyrie is a total monster! She was all over that playground, and loved the slides.
  6. Really wish Josh didn’t work nights, but glad I got to spend so much time with him this past week.
  7. Definitely taking some re getting used to with my gel tips.
  8. Luckily we may have found an answer to our babysitting problems for Wednesday mornings! Allason to the rescue.
  9. Today was payday!!! Always a good thing.
  10. Still having a hard time keeping up with these posts… is it possible I may have more of a life than I imagined?

May Photo A Day Challenge: Day 9

May Photo A Day Challenge: Day 9

Daily Routine. Not really sure how to take a picture of a routine, but this is as close as I will get. Work is an ever constant, time consuming part of my life. No, this post does not mean work comes before my family, it means I am a working Mama, I balance both. However, I spend an average of close to 50 hours a week at work, so I figured it would be a good place to start for daily routines. So this is how it usually goes. I wake up, tired from not sleeping enough, get ready for work [generally in 5 to 10 minutes because I hit snooze too many times, unless it is a good day, then I REALLY get ready.] and head out the door. Most times I do not get to see my kids before I go to work, and I rarely get to see my husband either. Then, I work all day, hope for a REAL break that does not involve working on schedules, reading my ISP messages or discussing a problem with another manager, and that DOES involve eating, “relaxing” [as much as you can in a 20 minute break where you have to jam in phone call home, eating, bathroom and breathing for five minutes], time for a good phone call to Josh and COFFEE. There will never be enough coffee. My shift ends, I usually stay another hour or so because we are busy, or I scheduled an interview, or schedules aren’t done, or someone called in, or, or ,or…. the list goes on and on. When I finally get home I might have a few hours at the max with Josh if it is a night he works, and a few more with my kids before they have to go to bed. In these few hours there is dinner, playtime, maybe a movie to please Zander and generally some lay on the ground and play with the kids time. And if I REALLY have my mommy act together, there may even be a bath in there. In order to fight off the mommy guilt, I try to not get on my computer until my kids are in bed, or 20 minutes before while they are calming down. SO after they are down and out, I blog, check my facebook, fuel my window shopping addiction at Zulily [with occasional purchases] and then go to bed way later than I shoulda. I wake up, tired from not enough sleep… and you know the rest. Just start from the beginning.

Thankful Thursday

Life: I am thankful to have such an understanding and loving husband. My mom is pretty sick, and there is a chance we will be making a trip back to my hometown to see her. My husband was onboard with the idea without hesitation and even convinced me to not feel guilty about the possibility of calling into work. He always stands behind me and I am so lucky to have that in a partner.

Family: Zander is such a helper. All the time he is doing whatever he can to help us out with any task he can think of. Last night he even reminded me after I put him to bed that we forgot to brush his teeth. He is so sweet, and Mommy is proud of her little helper.

Work: VACATION!!!!! In a few days I will be going on my first ever REAL vacation. A paid 7 days of to do nothing. Plus Nana will be coming down to visit too! It all worked out so well, and I cannot explain how excited I am to have time off of work.

Oops! A Slightly Late 10 on Tuesday

  1. Work kinda sucked a little more than usual. It was teacher appreciation night and it was a little crazy.
  2. I honestly think I will never get sick of Blue October’s Sway Album. It has been in my radio for a week now.
  3. I feel bad that our babysitter only ended up being here for about 2 hours, but whatcha gonna do?
  4. I’m as entertained WATCHING my kids play with a cardboard box, as they are PLAYING with it.
  5. Glad Josh had a class and didn’t have to work overnight.
  6. I think I am obsessed with educational toys for my children. I love getting them things that teach letters or numbers or colors.
  7. I could really use a karaoke night. Out or in, I don’t really care.
  8. I don’t think the mouse that Maddie caught is going to make it, but we are gonna set it free tomorrow if it does.
  9. I need to work on my Wreck This Journal more.
  10. I hate getting off work so late, makes me just wanna come home and go to bed.

#100HappyDays: Day 41

#100HappyDays: Day 41

Found out today that I have a vacation coming up. And VERY soon at that. Starting May 14th I will have a week to do NOTHING!!! And as an added bonus, Nana will be coming down to visit sometime during that week. Not sure I remember what a vacation feels like. Last two years, my one week vacation ahs been part of my maternity leave. I cannot tell you all how excited I am!!!