Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Busy Month of May

Where does the time go?
 I can't believe it is almost June, AND that school is almost done.
I am, however, quite pleased that Ciara is almost done with this class.
We have had many visitors this month, and a few big activities.
I don't have my camera here at work, so I can't post any pictures right now.
But for a quick recap:
Field Trip to Little Buffalo State Park (Ciara)
Cancelled field trips for Caden
Ciara's Baptism
Lot's of family visiting
State College (for ice cream, of course)
Work, work, and more work.
As soon as I get the pictures up, I will write in more detail.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just Shut Up Already!

I am speaking to myself.
I noticed that my last few posts have been very complain-y.
Yes, I have had a hard time adjusting to my new work life.
But I do know that I have a pretty good situation.
My "boss" is pretty lenient about my days off.
 I am still able to volunteer in my kids classrooms.
I am still able to go on field trips with them.
I am still able to drop them off at school, and pick them up everyday.
I know how lucky I am to not need child care services.
When the kids are sick, I have the option of either staying home, or I have been known to drag them into the office with me.
I do have quite a perfect situation for a stay-at-home/working mom.
I shouldn't complain.
Apparently I don't handle change very well.
Wait, back up a minute.
I am pretty good at moving.
That doesn't seem to bother me, but altering my day to day routine just shuts my world down.
The good news is that I am starting to adjust, and I am not as tense as I once was.
So hopefully no more complaining posts from me!
(Well, at least not for now!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I don't believe in multi-tasking.
Well, I guess I should say that I am unable to multi-task.
I literally cannot do it.
The reason many think I am good at cleaning my house is because I was.
That was all I had to be good at.
 I was good at that one thing.
Now that I am working, I find that work is now my "one thing" and everything else is left behind.
I really want to clean, but after being in the office all day, and knowing I have more work to do at home, I just don't want to have to spend my whole time with the kids vacuuming/dusting/mopping/etc.
I am seriously considering hiring a cleaning person.
I never thought I would, basically because I was worried that they wouldn't do as good of a job as me.
But now, I just don't care. 
I just want it done.
Perhaps I could hire someone to cook for me too.
And drive the kids around . . . .
And perhaps do my work for me . . . .
And go to the gym for me . . . .
Could I just hire someone to be me?