- Um. Where has June gone? How is it already the 22nd? I demand more hours in each day and more in each week. There’s never enough time to do ALL. THE. THINGS.
- That said, I’ve had a bit more time this week as a neighbor’s daughter has been a mother’s helper for me three mornings for about two hours each. She’s here to get to know the kids in advance of doing some (evening!!) babysitting for us starting in the fall. We’re so excited because we haven’t had regular date nights since before darling son was born (and he’s now 3+!!). She’s a lovely girl and I’m so glad it’s working out.
- We need to figure out childcare for the fall. I’m going to be starting (another) part-time job, but this one will need more time than the one I’ve had since March 2008 such that consistent, daytime childcare will be necessary.
WeI keep going around in circles between the pros/cons of full-time live-in help, part-time live-out help, and putting the kids in half-day nursery school for a couple of days each week. It’s so frustrating, but at the same time, we’re in a wonderful position to even be having this debate.
Now that I’ve come out the other side of this anxious time and am settling back into my “normal” state, ideas are percolating in my head again…
…do I really want to try to grow my teeny-tiny side job into a legitimate side business?
…do I give notice on the teeny-tiny side job (for a variety of reasons) and get back those hours each month I spend on it?
…do I want to train for and compete in a sprint tri?
…do I just focus on finishing school (expected in May 2012) and then figure out the rest later?
Lots of things bouncing around my head, but no decisions need to be made right now.
Instead, I’m going to enjoy my Friday night. I’ve already smoked a cigar and will probably spend my evening watching TV with husband and the dog (who is doing much better and is back up to 83 pounds. Yay!).
[This is a heavily edited version of the unposted draft I wrote when I got home from work on Friday, February 18, 2011. I waited a few days for my anger to subside, am editing, and posting it today (2/21/11). If you’ve talked to me in real life since Friday, thank you for your kind words.]
I’ve long joked that there are two stable industries in this town: working for the federal government and working for a labor union. Well, the joke’s on me this time. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.