The girls and I are home today - no school, no work, no daycare.
And, aside from waking up to my dog peeing on my dresser at 7 a.m. - today has been a great day.
I made breakfast for the kids.
I paid bills.
I balanced the checkbook that has been unbalance for 2 weeks.
I washed, folded and hung up many, many loads of laundry.
I even made a meatloaf. For tomorrow's dinner.
Yeah, and it's only 2:30 p.m. as I type this.
So, what's my point?
It's amazing how much I can get done when I'm at home.
Sure, it's great that I have a job - and one that I like...most of the time (except for last week when I really didn't like much of it...but whatever...), but, I have to say, even though I was unemployed last year (and that did suck), it was nice to be home.
I was able to spend more time with the kids.
The house was actually clean.
The laundry was folded - most of the time.
And dinner was not a hurried, last minute, oh-my-gosh-what-are-we-having-tonight kind of affair.
I don't know...maybe I feel this way because last week was "one of those" weeks at the office and this week is going to be even worse. Or maybe it's because I feel like there's always MORE to do, no matter what. There is always another load of laundry or a dirty floor that needs to be cleaned, or a pile of stuff that needs a home, or bills to pay. And I just don't seem to have the time to get it all done. And that frustrates me.
Either way....it is what it is.
I need to work and I do like my job....90 percent of the time.
So....as usual, I just need to work on the whole work/life balance and figure it out.
(In the meantime, I'll try to not panic when the laundry sits in the basket for three or four days).
Tomorrow is another day....