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One Month of My New Normal

Friday, September 14th, 2012

I’ve been on dayshift for a month now.


I gained 6 pounds.

What You Talkin Bout Willis???


Yeah. Seems as though eating regular meals, 4 o clock snack at work( a wonderful thing that always includes baked goods) and then coming home only to eat whatever fast food CDub has picked up has really done me in.


I got on the scale Wednesday morning and just SOBBED. I did immediately get off of said scale and go for a run to my credit.  I HAD too.  I ran three miles before almost passing out in my driveway.  The next day, I decided that enough was enough. I packed my lunch, didn’t go to Starbucks for my Venti White Chocolate Mocha, and ate a sensible breakfast and dinner.  And I avoided 4 o’clock snack like a plague.  I will loose these damn 6 pounds AND a few more. I don’t want to say how many, but I need wiggle room.

Moving on.


Working the dayshift for the last month has also allowed me to be home every evening. I have dinner with my guys.  I get to put my boy to sleep every night.  I sleep in my bed every night.  I’ve started to reorganize my house again.  I’ve been cooking actual meals, not just throw togethers.  I take my boy to the park when I pick him up from daycare instead of rushing him home so I can rush to work. I blog on a schedule.  I take pictures.  I have sex. :-)

I’ve been happy.

I like it.

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Project 52: Week:36

Reminder: We plan, God Laughs….

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Big Baller….

This is my last week of working night shift.  Can you see my leg twitching????

Oh course, nothing is going as planneed.

For instance….

My husband, lost his mind. And decided, at the last Bleepty Bleep minute, that he just couldn’t handle all he would have to do on those two to three days a week I would be working.

All that he has to do consists of….

  • taking Pookah to school
  • picking Pookah up
  • going to work in between


OK OK, I’ll fess up. CDub works 40 miles away from our house/daycare.  On a normal day, it takes him anywhere from an hour to and hour and a half to get to work and the same to get home.  Sometimes even longer if it’s the height of rush hour.  So, he is stressed that he has to change his schedule to get to work earlier, so he can leave earlier to pick up Pookah.   AND, he is stressing that  he won’t be able to get home in time to pick the boy up.

Hmmm, yeah, but I’ve been talking about this for damn near a year. You decide a WEEK before it becomes a reality to point all of this shit out to me?????


After intense debate, negotiations,and compromise ( on my part once again) he decided that he would at least try.


So, what I really really need is one of three things:

  • Another job. Preferably one that will let me work from home or get off at 3pm.
  • To stay home and not work at all….he offered, but I like not having to explain why I spent what I spent on three days in New York for Blogher…
  • A nanny.

The nanny seems to be the best option at THIS time.  But finding one….OMG.  I just need one a few days a week to pick up Pookah, bring him home, feed him a snack and wait for CDub to get home.

That’s not too much to ask is it??

Lawd! Why can’t anything just go smoothly in my world??

But if it did, this wouldn’t be My Life now would it?








Thoughts at the end of the week

Friday, August 12th, 2011

My week was really busy towards the end.  I meant to post on Thursday, but Pookah took a 30 minute nap in the car and not another all day.  I was exhausted from keeping up with his cranky, whiny self so I crashed in the middle of Project Runway. And today, well, I had so much catching up to do with the rest of my life that I just didn’t have time.

I’m making the time now.  At 1030 pm on a Friday night.

So what’s going on? What’s on my mind?


1. The influx of Blog Her tweets had me jealous just like last year when I vowed to go this year.

Yeah, didn’t happen.

But next year, I am vowing to go to SOME blog conference. SOMEWHERE.

It’s just an experience I want to have. I want to meet all of you! I want to learn, I want to network.  Hell, I just want to get out of Atlanta.

Sooooo, there is Blissdom, BlogHer, Blogalicious, TypeA, EVO, Blogging While Brown, Bloggy Bootcamp…….and the list goes on.

I think the key is finding what fits me, what I’m interested in and what I write about at My Life.

Because I’m going to a conference next year….yes sir I am.

2. Organization: You’ve heard it before, my house is…a work in progress.  I am reading this book called Total Mom Makeover.  She’s got interesting ideas.  I might just try a few.  And I have a few ideas of my own that I am going to start next month.  Stay tuned.

3. Which leads me to sending Pookah to daycare full time.  This month, I am sending him 3 days a week.  It helps, really it does.  But the problem is that I find myself rushing around on my one full free day.  And I STILL don’t get much done.  He’s got to go full time.  :-(  I hate it.  Because the look he gives me when I leave is dirty.  But he’s always so happy by the time I pick him up.  I feel like I’m damned if I do, damned if I don’t.

4. Potty training is…….lets just say the child told me he had to pee, went to the potty, sat there a full 10 minutes, got off and promptly peed on the floor. SMH. #fail

5. Work: I’ve got to go to dayshift.  I’ve asked my manager. I’ve told C-Dub to work it out at work.  So I’m third on the list.  She said maybe next year.  #fail.

6. And last but not least, vacations.  I am planning vacations.  The major one with C-Dub and Pookah and maybe one with MY side of the family this time.  I was thinking a cruise…..

So that’s all for now folks.  Have a good weekend.  You know where I’ll be!!


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