I’m not only wide awake, I am so awake I could probably run laps around the neighborhood right now..
Probably, mostly, caffeine
But also work
My work day … all over the place.
Early morning client deployments
Making breakfast, packing lunch, getting the kids up, brushing teeth, etc
One kid dressed, fed, packed and out the door
Then break … maybe? Did I eat yet?
Scheduling a play date for the other
Making lunch … do I need to feed the play date kid too? Allergies? Are they picky? Shit, I have work to do
Out the door for afternoon camp
Maybe I can get in some exercise but I have a meeting at 2 … this has to be quick
Client meeting … at a coffee shop, go figure
One kid is home, got to go get the other .. they’re hungry, sweating, and annoying each other
Stop for slurpee’s … more caffeine
A few minutes of work while waiting …
Dinner … rock paper scissors to see where we’re going … jimmy johns today
I just want a quick nap … the caffeine is fading fast!
Dishes, Laundry, try to organize some of this mess
Bedtime, showers (but they don’t want to shower … Argghhh … seriously, you’re sweaty, sticky, tired, crabby, just get in the shower!!)
Finally, in bed … but daddy, read “me” a book, lay with “me” in bed …
On the couch, catching up on some scores, maybe a TV show, nothing is on ….
And then … more work … something isn’t working for some client so the adrenaline is pumping …
And now the caffeine kicks in … or a combination of all the above …
It’s a vicious cycle
Plus I’ve been drinking crazy amounts of anything and everything so I’m up peeing every 2 hours … and when I wake up I drink more so then I’m up again before I know it … and then the alarm goes off and it starts again
It seemed so much easier when I was a kid
That family crap is still unresolved. It’s beyond exhausting. It’s like we’re divorced and having to deal with her side of the family. I just don’t get them.
Summer is probably half way over.
She’s in girl scout camp now.
He’s finishing off afternoon antics this week.
Next week nothing.
Then off to vaca in south haven.
She wants to be packed already
I’m so glad she’s excited.
I can’t wait to just disappear for a while.
I’d like to just turn off my phone and leave life behind for the week.
We’ll see …
When we get back, 2 weeks till school, then back in the grind again
As much as I loath the alarm clock and the morning routine, I so want for there to be structure again
Wake up, get ready, out the door, then a solid day of work (or whatever I need to do) until they’re done and back home
I was so ready for the school year to end but I can’t wait til it starts back up
We are growing another garden this year
We already have dozens of green beans.
I’ll grow more next year.
A couple cucumbers … so good!
A yellow squash … I fried it in some olive oil … I can’t wait for some more
The tomatillo plant is OUT OF CONTROL. We are going to have more green salsa than we know what to do with.
The onions are just about ready
The broccoli is so good too …
Overall, our most successful garden yet!
I feel like crashing … I need to … the alarm will be going off before I know it
I’ve been debating listing our home and downgrading
The effort to move though … seriously sucks
I like the neighbors. Although something about the neighbors is missing.
But the kids on the block, there’s so many. The kids seem to have so much fun.
But if I moved it would be in the neighborhood and there are so many kids on every block
And the house next door, the disaster of a construction site, will probably come with at least a few kids.
Some upgrade in the neighborhood or a family moving from the city maybe
But it would be nice to have a lower tax bill and use the money for some other purpose
So we’ll see …
Ok … time for bed I hope