Wow, this has been quite a week. My first week back to work has been good in some ways and bad in others. The worst part is that I am so very tired. As it turns out, going to bed at 11:00 or later and then waking up at 6:00 in the morning just isn’t enough sleep, especially when you get woken up 2 or 3 times to feed a hungry baby during that time.
It has been rough on all of us trying to get back into a regular routine. With the added day care drop-off/pick-up my commute to and from work is now an hour each way. By the time I get home, get dinner on the table, clean up, and get kids bathed it is after 8:00. That doesn’t work so well for that 8:00 bed time that I’m trying to re-establish with Zachary. Plus, by the time I get all of that done, feed Evie again, and get Zach in bed I’m exhausted and have absolutely no energy for anything else. I have bills that are close to being overdue, 3 baskets of unfolded laundry in the middle of my living room, and a house that is completely trashed. I guess I know how I’ll be spending my weekend.
Today Zach is spending the day at Evie’s day care. We’re doing a little trial to see how it goes and most likely giving our 2-week notice at his school on Monday. It makes the commute a little easier for me, plus will save us $50/week in day care costs. I’m just hoping he has a good day today because I spent an hour this morning listening to him throw a massive tantrum, screaming and crying and just being all-out ridiculous. Never in my life have I been in need of a stiff drink so early in the morning.
I’m hoping it was just the storms last night that had Zach all out of sorts. We were pretty fortunate that we didn’t have any damage but from what I understand other areas of the city weren’t so lucky. My brother and my dad are both without electricity today and my brother had a neighbor’s tree fall on his fence. Others fared much worse than that though and my thoughts are with all of them today.