This past month has been bananas.

First and foremost, I want to say that I think full-time working moms are superheroes. The week after Q peed on my glasses, I continued with a full work week covering more vacations. At the end of that second week, I was ridiculously behind on laundry and housework. Then, I ended up with strep throat and got even more behind. The moms who can do all these things and not end up behind are superstars. I don’t know if I’ve ever been so exhausted in my life.

Since CJ has left his full-time job and is trying to break into his freelance career (, this week has been busy as well. Until he gets up a steady stream of clients, I’ve been accepting all offers to fill in at work, covering call-ins and whatnot.

Besides still trying to catch up at home, it really just hasn’t been my week at work. Wednesday night was the culmination of my recent bout of luck. I had forgotten my dinner at home, so CJ had to pack up the kids and bring me some. He made me an amazing looking salad with grilled chicken. Once I got the chance to, I added the dressing, put the lid back on and began to shake it. It promptly exploded all over my lap, my desk, and the floor. The nurse working with me and the security officer who saw, both panicked. The nurse began running in little circles asking what he could do. The security officer immediately yelled, “wet paper towels” and ran off for the bathroom to get some. They both awkwardly watched me clean myself and my area, unsure whether they could help or not.

Once all was cleaned, and I was as clean as salad dressing would allow on black scrubs, the volunteer came up to the desk and made a comment about how the area now smelled like Caesar. At that point, the nurse and guard totally lost. I’m honestly surprised it took them as long as it did before they started laughing.

A laugh was a great way to end the week, though. And I’m glad for once that I don’t have to work the weekend. I can’t wait to spend some much needed time with my babies. And my washing machine.  🙂

In Over Our Heads…Maybe?

CJ found a site where companies can hire freelance writers to do work for them. I applied for a position that seemed extremely simple and maybe a little fun. The longer I work on it, the more tiresome it becomes. The “employer” keeps finding things too add on so this has quickly become a job worth a lot more than the $60 I was promised. It has made it virtually impossible to work on my other writing or even things around the house. I cannot wait to turn this project in on Friday and get it out of my life for good.

As we are still getting used to our new budget, being first-time homeowners, we rely heavily on CJ’s job and my two part-time jobs. I officially have no second job anymore. The announcement was made yesterday that the hospital is closing for good. Now we are scrambling to figure something else out as my little writing side jobs do not pay enough to cover the new deficit in our budget. Oh boy…

I believe things will work out to be alright, but I hate the uncertainty of not knowing.