Man oh man. I'm getting tired of apologizing for being AWOL but it really has been just disastrous. I hope that everyone reading has had positive vibes and success.
Monday morning I got woken up at 2:15 with a text from my sitter saying that she wouldn't be able to take the girls in the morning before school of THAT day. I could not get back to sleep, I stayed up trying to rig up a plan of what I'd do seeing as I only had 5 hours before we had to be heading out the door to her place and everyone I knew was sleeping. I ended up having to call all of my clients and push them back an hour and drop the girls off at the school in a rush, which I hate doing, but bless their souls they were absolute angels that morning for me. I was so proud. I spent almost all morning on the phone trying to make new sitter arrangements. It ended up that our previous sitter is going to take them this week while I organize something else and I have an interview with a new sitter that has come highly recommended and sees many other children at the same school.
And then I had to let our current sitter go, because this kind of stuff keeps happening and it's just not working out. That is never a pleasant thing to do though I remained professional and positive, no hard feelings on my end. Not long after that I got a call from the girls dad that their step-brother had been born. And that is a huge change for them. My youngest (who thrives on being the baby of the family) is not coping well with it. She is excited but you can see the stress behind it. It seems to be all that my eldest can focus on; she's completely immersed herself in it. I'm keeping an eye on both of them.
As for today, I had major scheduling conflicts and had to rework my entire morning, losing my hour and a half that I usually have for showering etc after the girls go to school. I had two hours off in the afternoon and had to run errands to the bank, grocery shopping, gas, dollar-store. I also called to speak with my employment councilor who I've been working closely with in regards to my return to college come January. Things are very uncertain on that front... one minute shes telling me I can def find work, the next "it's going to be very difficult... very. very. difficult..." the next "we just have to find that employer, they're somewhere!!"
Did I mention yet that I have volunteered to organize a Secret Santa Ornament for my on-line Mom's community? It won't take up a lot of time and it's well worth it but sometimes I question my sanity. Why do I take on more when the cup is already over flowing?
When I got home today, I found a message from a friend of mine saying that her Grandmother has passed away, so I've cleared my schedule for tomorrow as much as possible in order to go over and help her, talk with her. Loss is very hard.
My eating today has been ok, I haven't had much time to sit around and think about stuffing my face. I brought good food with me and had proper dinner when I got home. Other than maybe a few too many raisins on my cereal this morning, and a glass of chocolate milk tonight, I can't see anywhere that I've really slipped up. No exercise... again. I need to work on that. But before that, I need to find more time to sleep. Where do the hours in the day go?
Thank you to everyone for all the encouragement and the comments on my blogs... it means a lot to me to know these aren't just going into thin air. Have a good night.