Monday, August 28, 2006

The storm before the calm

I work for a company that does things for schools. Which to the outside world would mean that the summer is our slowest time. Afterall, how can there possibly be work while there is no school?

The truth is quite the contrary. Summer is actually our busiest time. We have financial statements to prepare, end of the year reports to run, and other things that have to be ready prior to the school year starting.

School starts next week, which means this week is "crunch time". I've been working my butt off trying to get all this crap done, and I feel like for everything I accomplish, three more things take it's place. When I get home at the end of the day, I'm exhausted because I've been over-using my brain all day long. CB used to laugh at me and say that it was impossible for me to be that tired after sitting at a computer all day. Until he had a job where he had to spend hours upon hours concentrating on a computer screen. He would come home wiped and I would do the happy "I told you so" dance.

After school starts, there will probably be another week or so of chaos, then things will start to die back down. And I will be changing my hours so that instead of working every other day, I'll be working Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 12:30, then all day on Friday. Which will be super nice because I will have three blissful hours all to myself four days a week. I can cook! I can clean! I can get back into my workout schedule (I almost said routine, but I couldn't take the rhyming.). I can even bake without listening to children fight about who's turn it is to crack the eggs! The opportunities are endless!

But until that point, I may be very much scarce around here. Plus, I have to spend as much time as possible with my baby girl before she off and goes to Kindergarten.


Mr. Fabulous said...

You should have totally gone for the rhyme.

Next time?

ficklechick said...

That sounds like a great schedule! Except for the part about using your free time for cooking, cleaning and working out. I'd choose ass sitting and shopping instead. ;)

Stacy Dawn said...

Whoa busy. Dream about that extra time to get you through LOL.

(((hugs)) on your Daughter going to kindergarten, I remember it from last year all too well.