Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not enough hours in the day

It's been busy, busy, busy around here lately... and I'm starting to feel like that I don't have a single solitary minute to myself anymore.
Mainly... I guess that's because I don't.

Fancy me figuring that out, eh?

I've just spent the last week and a half up to my eyeballs in kids - including two 5 1/2 month old babies at the same time - as well as the pre-schoolers... and I'm one worn-out old woman.
With the emphasis on worn out.
Okay... well old too.
Oh hell... go ahead and emphasise them both.
What do I care?
I don't have the energy to argue with you anyway.

The kids have really kept me hoppin'... and then to top it off, so far this week I've had 2 after-hours classes to attend, in the last 4 days.

One on Autism (no offence to the gals who planned this course, but I knew more than the facilitator did, so it was rather boring)... and then another one on Programming and Planning.
That one was pretty interesting, but embarrassingly, it seems that I was more fascinated in looking at the inside of my eyelids... and I missed a lot.
Thankfully... I didn't snore.
At least that I know of.

I figure the pitying looks I got as we were filing out, had more to do with the wafting odor of baby sick... than my snoring during class.
But I could be wrong there.

Tonight's excuse for draggin me kicking and screaming from the house, is a 3+ hour class on Aspergers... (I'm also taking 2 non-daycare friends with me, so they can prod me if I snore) and I've got my fingers crossed that the facilitators at least make it interesting.
Oh ... and that they at least serve some kind of nibbles.

Preferably with cocktails...
But I'm probably dreamin' there.

Food, and kicking your shoes off for an hour or two is important as hell, when you've worked from 12 to 24 hours straight for the 11th day in a row... and then have to dash out the door with baby spit-up on your shirt and something that smells vaguely and disgustingly like baby poop on the left leg of your pants... simply because you don't have time to change.
Or even eat dinner.

Which sadly follows not really having eaten breakfast or lunch either.
Because there aren't enough hours in the day.

Although I have discovered that my cat Willow will eat my uneaten, soggy Shredded Wheat if given half the chance.
And do you have any idea what soggy Shredded Wheat does to a cat's intestinal system?
It's not pleasant... that's all I'm saying.
But it sure is loud.

But now, without further ado... On to the good news!

The good news is that this is MY FRIDAY, BABY!
And " My Friday" means that I have the next 3 lovely, lovely days off!

And what do I have planned?


Absolutely nuthin' at all... other than catching up on blogs!


Marjie said...

You need to do nothin! And that includes no cooking for the old guy, either. Let him take you out to dinner if he wants the pleasure of your company.

And enjoy being baby-barf free. And for God's sake, keep the stinkin' cat away from the shredded wheat, OK?

Out Back said...

Pleased to hear you are getting a break for the weekend Kate.

Aren't kids supposed to keep us young? Or is that a fallacy. lol

As I have said before you are one special daycare provider. I don't know how you keep on doing what you are doing, I guess its because you love those little cherubs a whole lot.

Enjoy your few days of sanity time Kate.


Katidids said...

Oh Kate! Have a glass (or bottle) of wine and go to bed for at least 12 hours!

Becky said...

Nothing like fiber flashback! New fragrance Eau de Barf n Poo! You really cheer me up when I need it. Hope you get some much needed rest on your 3 days off. Will you continue this work when you come back to the USA? Hugs and kisses!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Okay, so I'm absolutely bustin' up..."And do you have any idea what soggy Shredded Wheat does to a cat's intestinal system?
It's not pleasant... that's all I'm saying.
But it sure is loud."

Oh. my. gosh. That's just toooo classic!!! You are a scream!!!! I love you! Such a wit...

But I DO hope that you can get good rest...sorry that you've been so overtaxed lately...your free three days sound perfect!!! Love, Janine XO

joolzmac said...

Oh please do nuthin! I don't know how you do it! I hope your weekend is restful and self indulgent. Take the phone off the hook, lock the doors, draw the curtains, order home delivery food and get some time to yourself. Cheers - Joolz

Kurichan said...

put your feet up...I hope you get a nice break this more than deserve it!!

Fruitcake Sandy said...

I hope you get some well deserved rest ... I like the idea of a 'bottle' of wine and sleeping for 12 hours ... you've earned it, girl!!!

.. and thank God there are caring 'old worn-out' women like yourself in this ole world.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Jeez! I'm tired and want a bath now! You deserve a large helping of a whole lot of nuthin'....Enjoy a well deserved break.

HermitJim said...

The nuthin' plan seems like a good one to me!

I'd give ya a back rub if I was closer! Then draw you a bubble bath, cook you a dinner, and tuck you in for a nice nap!

Seems like a small thing to do, but maybe it would help!

Take care and get some rest, my friend!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh, blimey, that sounds like hard work... you make sure you do totally NOTHING. Apart from changing clothes, maybe??!
Hugs. xxxx

Bz said...

Geeez... unBElievable ... as I said before... all I CAN say is that there is a special place reserved for you up there, a SPECIAL place.

centaurstar said...

hey Katie its me i am sure your parents love ya like i do

Gramma 2 Many said...

A job I could never, NEVER take on is caring for OPK's. My two grands are enough work for me, but with them I do not have the government involved telling me what I can and cannot do with them.
I truly admire you. Hope you enjoy your kid free days, and I agree with Marjie, the old guy needs to take you out!!

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Robynn's Ravings said...

Shredded wheat + cats + your descriptions = ME HYSTERICAL with LAUGHTER!

I'm so sorry about all you've been goin' through but, Kate, you make me roll! I wish that was worth something to your pocketbook and it paid for your windows to get fixed and your application on eHarmony!


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