Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Break

I remember a time when Spring Break meant doing NOTHING for an entire week.  Sleeping in, ignoring school work, hanging out with friends...

That is not what Spring Break is in our house these days!  My children, darling as they are, do not understand the concept of sleeping in.  In fact, they wake up EARLIER than normal for some strange reason!  There is tons of housework to be done - I will be honest here, and admit that I have overwhelmed myself with school, work and kids this semester, and my housework is paying the price for it.  I have laundry to catch up on - it seems never ending, even if it is half of what I was doing this time last year (since Miss Sunshine is now potty trained, no more washing cloth diapers.  Which makes me happy, and kind of sad, all at the same time).  The floors need mopped since it has been raining nonstop since Sunday and my dog simply doesn't understand the concept of wiping her feet (haha!).  I have a goal to finish one of my online classes this week so I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the semester.  I also have two papers I want to get written this week so I don't have to deal further with them as well.  And I need to catch up on listening to my online Nutrition class lectures as well as get to work on the massive project I have due in that class.  Add in to that the 23 hours I am working this week (including two shifts tomorrow - it's going to be a long day for all of us!) and it's just not the Spring Break I remember!

We are still waiting on a call back to schedule the date for our next clinic visit at Shriners.  We need to call and reserve a hotel room for our family reunion this summer.  We have to pay the balance to have our roof replaced.  The van needs a lot of work done to it.  I hate money.  And bills.  And being a grown up.  Sigh.  I just keep telling myself we just have to get through two more years, and then things will be a lot different.  Our income will more than double once I go back to work.  I think we won't know what to do with ourselves with that much money, hahaha!  It will be nice to be able to put money in savings instead of worrying about bills every paycheck, though.

This is turning into a novel of a post, so I'll come back with other posts later on updates on Miss Sunshine and Monster Boy.  They have enough news to have entire posts of their own too!

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