Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How do we have time for it all?

So, I have some posts percolating in the back of my mind. One about my now 12 yr old Donny and his best friend who lives in Austin whom we flew in for the weekend to celebrate Donny's 12th birthday. And how I took them to play paintball. I've got good photos for that. Photos I haven't downloaded yet.

Then I have another post I'm working on in my mind about being a stay at home mom who has suddenly started working full time. And how she's juggling life and dropping balls. If she juggles enough, she'll catch on, right? Practice = skill and improvement, right? RIGHT?!

I seem to still have all the same duties of a stay-at-home mom, even though I've now added on the 40-hour a week job. What's up with that?! lol My kids are being great about it, but I miss spending as much time with them.

That being said, I love my new job. And I hope to learn more and grow with this new company.

But, I miss blogging and visiting everyone's sites, so I will get back to doing that. And exercising my creative side. My wacky side. My weird side?

Update me on your life! What's going on?


Unknown said...

Work, some exercise, dodging tornadoes, blogging and like you trying to keep up!

My best tip, I write a few posts at a time and schedule them ahead.

Jen said...

The babies are cranky then silly then cranky.
Hayden peed on the floor while video gaming
Its Jeff's fault
and I too am just trying to juggle the balls.

My solution is to not clean and buy more clothes so that you never have to do laundry. :)

I am glad that you posted, I have really missed you.

Screwed Up Texan said...

I agree, I write several posts and have them scheduled. The best time for me to write is on the weekend. But still, blogging and working and juggling kids can all be the least to say daunting.

Update on my life:

My kids are raiding my fridge.
My kids are raiding my pantry.
I swear to gawd I am going to buy cages for my kids (not really, but you know what I mean).
And we dodged a tornado in town last night...but not the tornado in my house (again, my kids).

Karen said...

Hang in there Rhea! It will get easier.....I think.

The Wild Child got a hold of scissors. It wasn't good. Just another day in paradise around here.

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, girl. What isn't going on with me is the question?

I'll be posting about it soon. Suffice to say, I'm going away this weekend with an Army Captain for some long awaited adult fun. I can't WAIT!

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, and I'm so glad you're coming back. I've missed you!

Sally-Ann said...

Every now and then, I not only drop a ball or two, but throw them up in the air and let them fall....on purpose!
I am in the middle of potty training my head strong 3 year old. That is all consuming at the moment
Glad to see you back! Hang in there!

Cristin said...

Hmmmm update... Graham is eating a lot. He needs new hearing aids which means about a zillion appointments and phone calls... I'm working a lot and neglecting my household chores...

You said balls...teehee.

Misty DawnS said...

I ♥ ALL your sides... wacky, weird, creative... they're all great! Can I have a side of fries with that? Oh... ummm what were we talking about? Oh yeah - dropping balls... catching on... and catching up.

Ummm, I work four jobs,have a husband, three dogs, fields full of cattle, and debt up to my big, bushy eyebrows. I haven't quite figured out the answer to any of this yet.

But, I'll be here to go crazy with ya - any time ya want ;-)

Unknown said...

YEP!!! The beauty of full time work and mommyhood. THOUGH

I don't know ANYTHING about working full time because my chitlins WON'T GET HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!

Swirl Girl said...

and I thought you were on that shoreline (photo from yesterday) repurcolating!

Angie's Spot said...

Well, I can't speak for everyone, but I don't have time for it all. I've been working, volunteering, mommy-ing and all the other things that fall into a typical day around here. Hope the new job is going GREAT!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Nothing new here. Working and being mom, just like you. I totally know what you are feeling (except my kids aren't potty trained and can't feed themselves)!

Linda said...

I seriously don't know how moms who work outside the home get it all done. I'm home 24/7 and I can't keep up. Today is one of those days where I'm going around in circles. Sometimes I dream of escaping into the working world ... at least I'd have a paycheck for my efforts. I applaud you ... hang in there!

Teri said...

I went through this same thing when I started classes last semester. Now I'm enjoying a break...and I am pretty bored. I am so happy you like your job. That is wonderful!

Mariah said...

when I went from SAHM to working full time I fell apart. Take care of yourself, get help around the house if you can. What's new for me? I'm trying desperately to get my butt to Texas to meet many people, however I live in soccer hell at the moment.

Susie said...

Sounds like your plate is quite full. Take your time getting back:-)

John Deere Mom said...

Yeah...working full time and dealing with all the other "stuff" at the same time is tough...and leaves nearly no time for anything for yourself. You can always tell when I am on a break from school...I post like crazy? This week?! Notsomuch!!!

Unknown said...

Hang in there girl.. Although it seems like 2x's the amount of work, I know it was good for me to get out of the house & start working for ME... it does get easier..(a bit)