Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day Three...

...and I'm sad. I'm overwhelmed. I'm frustrated. I'm lonely. I'm proud.  I'm excited.

I'm sad because I miss Peter.

I'm overwhelmed because I don't know what to do or where to get started. I have so much I should do...housework, plan meals, get our tax stuff ready/in order, make phone calls to All Kids and Food Stamps and let them know about our income change. I want to do Tot School with Rowena (an idea I got from a fellow Jumping Jacks (my mom's group) Mom) and I have no idea where to start, and I think there might be some cost involved in getting some supplies...but I can't afford supplies, seeing as we need to borrow money from our parents to just cover bills for this month. But, I think that in doing Tot School with Rowe, it will give me some ideas on some fun things to do with her.  I need to get organized in SO many ways.
I'm frustrated because I have so many errands to run, but can't because Rowe is getting over Influenza A and Katie is home sick with a fever and headache. I need to go to the post office, go to Kohls and make some returns and get Peter some more pants, go to the grocery store, and get back to the mall to order Charlie's pictures that were taken two weeks ago. I am planning on doing ALL of these things tomorrow night as soon as Peter gets home. Today I will bathe Katie, Rowe, and Charlie while Delaney is at school, so after Delaney's dance class and Rowena's gymnastics class, the only thing to be done is Delaney's shower and bedtime.

I'm lonely because I can't get out of the house and feel like I haven't seen Peter since we were snowed in together last week...because he worked Thursday, interviewed Friday, I went to a friend's Friday night, Saturday I ran errands and then Peter went to a friend's Saturday night, Sunday he took Delaney and Katie to a birthday party, and then Monday Peter started his new job, which he doesn't get home from until 6:15. I know that is not that late...but I've been really used to him home for the past SIX months...and before then, he would be home from work around 4:30/5pm.

I'm proud and excited for Peter. He has this amazing opportunity with a company that works in the nuclear medicine field. He isn't working as a Tech, but instead as a "businessman" as I am thinking of it. He will be doing some travelling; working alongside a salesperson, and working with computers and programs, nuclear medicine cameras, departments, and techs. What an exciting opportunity and change for him, yet staying in the same field.

I'm hoping that I can get used to this quickly and establish a routine and schedule that is manageable, allows me to get some work done, interact with adults, get out of the house, and spend quality time with my Littles.  Today I am going to sit down and create a To-Do list...what I need to do today, but more over what I need to get done on a weekly basis, as right now my time management skills are lacking!  I also want to create a schedule sheet to know when I need to be where on a regular basis and discover where I have extra time to do fun, spontaneous things.

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Alyssa said...

I don't know how you do it with 4 kids. I sometimes feel overwhelmed when Gary travels for work and I only have 1! I've been doing tot school with Drew for a while, you can go overboard buying supplies but you can make it work with what you have. If I ever get to see you again I can give you some ideas that I do that don't cost any money.

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy, Since Curt never tells me anything, I didn't know Pete had started a new job. That's great! I do see how this will be hard on you, though. Long days with little ones at home on your own, I remember them well... If you ever need an hour or so to run some quick errands, I could hang at your house on a M, W, or F in the afternoon. GIve me a holler if you need anything! That includes early childhood stuff--- you can find so many ideas online, too, I wouldn't buy anything if I were you. Hang in there, this time will pass before you know it!