I’m here- but barely. Today marks Week 2 of working mandatory 12 hour days/ 6 days a week. What I do isn’t terribly hard either physically or mentally, but I’m wiped out. Being glued to the computer from 7 am – 7 pm looking as long spreadsheet when you’re not used to it is much more taxing then you’d think.
Because I had to work all day Saturday, my parents offered to take the kids that morning for an overnight (Total. Godsend.) All was well until I got the call at 10:30 am yesterday saying that the Bean had a stomach bug. So I wrapped up what I was doing (grocery shopping), took the dog to the kennel and moved myself down to my parents house so I had help with the kids today while I continued to work (I honestly have no idea if I get sick days right now, I don’t think so).
So- to recap. 12 hour work days + 1 sick, cranky, pathetic kid = my head exploding. Also, I’m nominating my parents for sainthood.
I wrote that post this morning and after a nice evening at my parents I was going to scrap it and write something sincere and full of gratitude for the great people in our lives. And I still may do that. But not tonight as I just took me 1.5 hours to get the Bean to bed. *sigh* I feel so badly for that little girl, but I really, really wish she’d stay in bed.