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August 10th, 2019 at 06:43 am

Looking back on July, I really have no idea how I survived. It was just a giant ball of insanity.

I was feeling pretty frustrated just before our vacation. Felt exactly back to square one, where I had been exactly a year prior. Long story, but work was absolutely insane last month and everything else was a disaster. So pretty much, I still can't seem to move past this rut.

On top of everything else, I have been taking care of my mom. While my dad jets all over the world. He should be home in a couple of days.

On the flip side, MH wrapped up his movie shoot last week. (That's been a huge time commitment, for about 18 months). MM(16) got his driver's license and so I no longer have to take him to school. Things are heading in a better direction, but I feel like I have said that a million times already. *sigh*

But I am blogging here and I guess that's the best indicator of the "insanity factor" of my life for the moment. Since I no longer am taking MM(16) to school, and life isn't totally insane at this moment, I was able to toss my alarm clock. Phew! I otherwise hadn't used since 2005. It was driving me crazy that I had to use it, but starting a new job and working two jobs, etc., etc. Last week I was well rested, so it is done. I suppose the main point is that the school start time was much more firm than my work start time has ever been. So the last school year was driving me a little crazy. But I was also adjusting to leaving the house a full hour earlier than I had been with my prior job.

My plan long-term is to work 7:00-3:30. It sounds DIVINE.

In the end, I worked less than 40 hours this past week, and that was after a week of vacation. I think I've been able to right the work ship. It's a long story but I was able to hire someone new (someone I worked with before) and it's working out very well.

So I feel silly and overly optimistic for even thinking that August will be better. But I guess I keep trying.

Buendia's post reminded me, my kids are already back at school. I have always hated their short summers. There was no "summer" here, this year. It was over in a blink.

3 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. Dido Says:

    Glad to see you back here, and glad to see some indicators (MM driving, new hire working out well) that things will be easier in months to come. Fingers crossed for you!

  2. Trying to get ahead Says:

    7 - 3:30 are my work hours and I love it!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hope August is better!

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