Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ben and Jerry's on a Rollercoaster Ride

Last night I was in the mood to write, but the results would have been much different from what you are about to read. And that's a good thing.

I haven't been blogging lately, and I have no specific reason why. Midsummer Fest is in 9 days. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not exactly jumping for joy. I'm hoping that will change. That tends to happen when it doesn't turn out anything like you had hoped. There is another pending project that I'm hoping to redirect my energy towards next year. But shhhhh... it's a secret.

The last 24 hours have been a hellova ride, as you can see from my status updates. Aaron has found some temp work for this week, which is wonderful. On top of steady 1st-shift work, he has 3 karaoke DJ gigs this week, starting tonight. This has thrown our schedule in upheaval trying to find someone to watch Autumn. I've had to cancel a couple tiny shifts with Home Instead, but this was partially for my own sanity. I'm very blessed for the community I am surrounded by. Last night at Tea and Talk (a Pagan discussion group we've been attending for several months) I brought up that we still had some gaps in the schedule. Two women in the group jumped right in and said they would help. (And they are two that we know and trust the most.)

In the meantime, not having Aaron around means no backup during the day. I'm typically fine with this. In fact, I tend to get more housework done when it's just Autumn and I. However, yesterday gave me a swift kick in the arse. I started my day with a new yoga class through the Sheboygan Falls YMCA. LOVED IT! The instructor and her methods were perfect for what I was looking for. But I then had to rush back to my parents' home, where Autumn was, lay her down for a (half-hour) nap, eat, change clothes, keep drinkning water to prep for plasma donation, then get to BioLife. Check on my recent status updates for THAT story. No 2nd nap, no break. Meanwhile the housework has been neglected, which was apparent every minute of housework I attempted while having an overtired, clingy toddler by my side.

Today is a new day. Autumn has not bee sleeping well the last couple of nights, but last night she only woke up once, and was able to get herself back down. Hopefully she will be back on track. However, she woke up about two hours earlier than I am used to. It's OK. I feel rested, and now I have more time in the day to continue housework. I'm shedding myself of yesterday and moving forward. That's how it goes, right?

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