***excuse me one minute while I scream***
Holy shit; this month has been awful. My coworkers are blaming the massive shitstorms at work on the month. I don’t know what is different about this month versus February in year’s past, but I am one step away from losing my shit. Work is giving me no room to breathe right now, and on Friday, I voluntarily added to my workload on a permanent basis. I have no excuse other than I am a glutton for punishment or am too damn agreeable when it comes to working scenarios. It could be worse. So far, I am avoiding bringing work home to do in the evenings. Jim, however, is not so lucky and is putting in at least one to two hours on his laptop once he gets home. Even Holly is feeling the strain right now in spite of her many snow days with some major project work due and a dance schedule that is not conducive to studying.
It didn’t help that we started the work week – Holly and I – on a severe sleep shortage and supremely unprepared for the week having arrived home from the dance convention/competition around 11:30 PM thanks to more crappy weather in the form of freezing rain. By the time we both unpacked our suitcases and packed our bags for Monday, it was well after midnight. For my part, I struggled to settle down after the drive and stayed up to read while Holly had to take a shower to wash off the dance sweat and stage makeup. I don’t think either one of us was asleep before 1 AM, which is not how you want to start the week. I came home to a dirty house with a full laundry basket and no groceries in the pantry too, which put me even farther behind for the week. I feel like I have been running since Sunday night and have not stopped for a rest since then as I strive to catch up on chores, errands, email, work, bills, mail, and everything else that keeps us busy. Oh, and taxes. I still have those to do too.
Someday, I will post more than these quick updates. Unfortunately, I am struggling to find time to read or to be able to concentrate when I do read. It means I am reading one or two pages before falling asleep, which means it is taking me much longer than normal to finish a book, so I don’t have a lot of backlogged reviews to write. I guess that is the silver lining in all of this. Of course, I would rather be reading up a storm but this will pass. It always does. It might not pass for a few months or even until Holly turns sixteen in just over a year, but it will pass. (Just call me Suzy Sunshine here!)
I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend and wish everyone a stress-free work week, and I hope to see you all back here next week!
Here are past posts from the last few weeks in case you missed them the first time: