Some random thoughts and complaints. I just had to get these out...they're festering in me.
I'm sort of thinking of going to lunch early...I had a doughnut a little bit ago and it just made me more hungry.
I seriously wish I had one of those super-cool jobs where people get paid to sit around and read all those extraneous books submitted to publishers. I'm pretty sure I would seriously ROCK at that job! Plus...you can do it at home. So that means you can stay in your jam-jams and read all day....with wine (of course after a reasonable time...like 10 or so). Oh yeah...I'd make that job my bitch! Unfortunately, from what I can tell, publishing houses like to hire people who have a degree in English or journalism or something like that. That's the pits :(
I'm definitely contemplating becoming a stay-at-home-mom when Aria starts going to kindergarten. Her going to school really stresses me out. How will I make sure that she gets to school at the right time? And what about after school? How will I make sure that she's picked up from school at the right time? With my current work schedule and my commute, I would be dropping her off at school at 650 and picking her up at 445. School times are more like 8-3 or something like that. How will I ever make that work if I'm working full time? I just don't know what to do about that and thinking about it makes me sad and worried.
Because of all of this cancer stuff we've been enduring since it's start in September, our finances have seriously taken a hit. Our savings account is nearly depleted and in a month, we'll be living paycheck-to-paycheck again. The thought of being a family of three living that way really freaks me out. I mean, it sucked when were young...and we had no obligations then. I can't even imagine how horrible it will be now. I don't even want to think how hard this would be if we hadn't had that savings built up.
Still thinking about going to lunch early. My tummy is rumbling already.
I REALLY enjoy painting classes. I want to buy some canvases and some new acrylic paints (because my kid used all mine) and sit at home and paint all day long.
We desperately need a new mattress. My back and shoulders hurt so bad from that broken, raggedy thing! Somebody we'll be able to buy one of those super nice Sleep Number beds. Oh, I can feel the luxury already.
Thanksgiving (for us) is Saturday, and my house is a mess. And I'm not talking like one of those people who apologizes for their house being a mess, only for you to walk in and see it immaculate...maybe the worst thing you see is one lone coffee mug sitting in the otherwise empty kitchen sink waiting to be rinsed out. I'm talking full-on mess. Both kitchen sinks are full, and the dishwasher is full (just waiting to be emptied but I just can't bring myself to do it). Every surface of my kitchen counter has something on it. Either some bit of trash, a pot/pan that didn't fit in the sink (because they're full, duh!), and a bunch of other stuff that either needs to find a home or just get thrown out. The dining room table is full of things that don't even belong on a table, but they get put there as we walk in the door and then nobody puts them away. The living room has blankets and pillows all over the floor that don't belong there at all (or on the couches either, for that matter), at least 6 plastic cups that need to be thrown out, several dishes that never made it to the kitchen, Dave's shoes and who knows how many socks, and of course Aria's stuff. And not just her regular stuff, but also that stuff that I didn't know where to put after we cleaned up last time, so I just left it there in a pile on the floor. And I need to clean it ALL before Saturday morning....and I work full time and don't get home until 5 (on a good day). I'm so bad at keeping house!
HOW do people manage a full time job, a commute, a daycare time constraint, and STILL manage to get to the gym? On the perfect day where I have no errands to run and everything runs smoothly: I leave my house at 650 every day (give or take), drop Aria off at daycare by (hopefully) 715, get to work by 730, leave work around 410, pick up Aria around 430, get home just before 5, cook dinner and serve at 6/630. On a TYPICAL day: leave home at 655, drop Aria off by 720, get to work around 735, leave work at 415, stop at Kroger for one thing and leave with 7 things by 445, get to Aria by 5, get home about 545 because the traffic is so bad after 5, cook dinner and serve around 7. Somebody please tell me where there's time for going to the gym in there?? I want to go the gym. Maybe I can find a way to convince somebody to put a Golds Gym in Grovetown so I won't have to commute the gym.
I can't seem to find a comfortable temperature today. I'm either too hot or too cold.
OK fine, the truth is I just want to go to lunch early so that I can sit down and read (with some food).
The day's only half over :( I'm skipping my regular play date today so that I can go home and clean instead. And I have a child who will need constant attention because her iPad (yes, she has an iPad, shut up) got taken away yesterday for not listening.
I'm less than excited to go home today.