Story of My Life

  • Aug. 24th, 2007 at 3:09 AM
rredhead

I have spent the last 3 nights diligently updating our entire web site. Usually, I just do Jack’s pages and maybe the home page. There’s lots more there now. But I’m still not done. I have more related links and lots more in my world. But I can’t justify spending anymore time on it now. 
Max’s parents are here. For 2 whole days. I hope to spend tomorrow and Saturday catching up on email. I have thousands of messages to deal with, because I never respond to anything that will take more than 2 minutes.
My life is catch up.
I’ve been spending every moment I’ve had, prior to this week, working on business stuff. I’m going to sleep at 2, 3, or 4 am, and waking up at 10am, annoying Max, who’s mostly been very patient. I take care of Jack for the rest of the day, sleeping when he sleeps. Then, I get to work again. And the cycle repeats itself.
If I did everything I was supposed to do, I would never sleep. I’m not even counting silly things like researching vaccinations (which we’re not going to do anyway) or reading my adoption forums. I mean cleaning the house, being with Jack, setting up the business, advertising for the business, finding clients for the business, updating Jack’s pictures and pages, sending pics to his birthmom (shit! I forgot to do something for her today!), spending any time with my husband, watching The Daily Show (or anything else), sleeping, … I need someone to take care of Jack more often, but that will take money, plus a certain giving up of control on my part. I can’t explain it adequately at this time.
I want to write more often because Jack is doing so many amazing and cute things! He has the vocabulary and language skills of a 3 year old. And the best way for me to remember what’s been going on has been to journal  here, so I can look it up later. 
Time management skills do not mesh well with the realities of parenting.

  • Current Mood: tired tired

Tags:

  • jack,
  • motherhood

Comments

( 2 comments )

sm00bs
Aug. 25th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)Here, here! I don’t know how some people manage to hold down a full time job and be a total Stepford wife on top of that. It’s like they have clones or something, because there’s no way they can do it all. Heck, I struggle sometimes to get all the housework done even without working. I know there are times when I’m neglecting Sophie because certain things need to get done and I hate that. That’s the whole reason I’m staying home! Narf.

I wish I had good advice for you. The best I can give you is flylady.net and chorebuster.net. Other than that, I’ve got a big bag of nothin’.

rredhead
Aug. 26th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)You’re the second person I trust to recommend FlyLady, so I signed up for her. Chorebuster seems like it might be too much overhead.

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