Morning has arrived

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and I greet it grudgingly.

Yes, I did sleep last night, much better than the night before, and I was not happy when the alarm went off and I had to get up. I did the math, Yesterday I ran for twenty hours on three hours sleep. I’m still amazed I survived. And that I didn’t rip anyone’s head off in the process.

And even bigger accomplishment than not ripping someone’s head off? I managed to make seven pages in my current book. That’s as many as I’ve been able to make I 2-3 days recently. Going to have to get off the internet more often.

I didn’t manage to see NCIS last night, Between getting the kids in bed and waiting for the Hubster to do what he needed to do the last of my energy fled and I all but passed out waiting for him in bed. I was still awake enough to know when he joined me, but only barely.

My agenda for today is much simpler than yesterday. I have to take kids to school, run to the grocery store and get gas, after that it’s household stuff till school lets out.. and we have 2 practices tonight, plus a softball game. Luckily Hubster will help out with practices, I just have to drop one kid off, then take the oldest to the game, Hubster will take the youngest to practice, then pick up the middle child on their way home (the timing worked out perfect with that one.)

I’m hoping I can watch last night’s NCIS, and then sit down and focus and get some major pages done today.

Tuesday… updated…

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I woke up after only three hours sleep last nigh and I’ve been up for 10 hours now, with at least another 7 still to go, probably closer to 9 before I go to bed, and though my brain feels like it’s on a vacation, I thought I’d update what I’ve gotten done today.

  1. Phone ordered… I hit all the stores, I found the Droid 3, the phone I had picked out, for $124.88 on the Sam’s Club web site, with a $100 gift card to Verizon (which I can use to pay my bill) so basically, the phone will end up costing me under $25. Only down side is that they aren’t offering the gift card in store, so I had to order it online, and now I have to wait for delivery. Still, I’ve waited 6 weeks, another few days won’t kill me.
  2. Still have practices ahead, youngest kids don’t get out of school for 2 hrs.
  3. No, I haven’t started reading yet, as I said, my brain seems to be on vacation from so little sleep last night. This is not conducive to comprehending what I’m reading well.
  4. I did this… it was a problem I caused last night when I reset the settings on the router trying to fix her laptop, I reset the original settings on the router and rebooted both the router and the modem and all works fine.
  5. Still looking forward to NCIS, but I did watch last nights Hawaii Five-0. I was disappointed there were no half naked shots of Alex O’Loughlin
  6. At my last check it was 100.6 outside. Why?  I know it’s my fault for living in the third circle of hell… but can we please have a few days under 100? PLEASE?

Tuesday….

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Tuesday means a lot of things this week.

  1. My long awaited phone renewal date is today. Why have I been waiting for that? Because the external speaker on my existing phone has been cutting in and out for the last six weeks or so, making it very difficult at times to know when I have an incoming call. When the speaker is not working I have to either have the phone in my line of vision so I can see the screen light up or against my body in some way so I can feel it vibrate, not at all handy for a person who often has no pockets. I know what phone  I want, the trick is finding it for a price I’m willing to pay.
  2. A late evening for the family, the kids and I have 2 practices, starting at 5:30 and ending at 9pm, not overlapping, which at least means no rushing back and forth between them to get the kids there on time, or pick them up, but because Hubster also has class until 8:30, it means that all 3 kids will be getting into bed after bedtime.
  3. Three books on my want to read list are released today. Most notably, or more accurately, the one I’m most eager for, is Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep, it’s the latest in the Elemental Assassin series.
  4. I need to go to my step-mom’s house and see if I can figure out what’s wrong with her computer, it’s connecting to the internet but not letting her browse, I suspect I accidently disabled something last night when I was trying to get her to connect, before I remembered that Dell computers running XP use the Dell utility to connect to wireless networks. It really shouldn’t take me that long to fix.
  5. It’s Tuesday… That means NCIS is on, even if I’ll be busy when it airs, my DVR will catch it (and my other Tuesday night shows) and I’ll get to watch it once I get home.
  6. Another hot day. It’s officially fall now, but it seems someone has forgotten to tell Mother Nature that 100+ degree temperatures are not a fall thing, they’re supposed to be relegated to the days of summer… I want cooler weather.

Is my life not insane enough?

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Let’s add the goal of writing 50k words in 30 days…

Oh… and I submitted an application to become the Municipal Liaison for my area too…

Have I mentioned that I’ve volunteered to become our FRP’s Secretary as well?

Now I have no idea yet if I’ll end up being the ML for my area for NaNoWriMo, the deadline for applications was today, and they’re supposed to get back to us after that. It’s something I look forward to, I think it will be fun.

I may not end up being the FRP’s Secretary either, it’s a Statutory position, meaning that you represent the unit commander, and as such he approves and appoints all statutory position holders. The unit commander wants to talk to all volunteers and make his decision, and I’m just waiting for him to call me.

Either way, whether I get one position, both or neither, I will be doing NaNoWriMo again this year. It will be my third year and yes, I’ve managed to ‘win’ for the last two years. I’m excited, I think I know what I will be working on, but that could change in the month between now and the start of the event.

In the mean time, I need to get my house livable, and try not to lose my mind with all the sports practice and games, the running hither and yon, day in and day out. I suspect my sanity will be hanging on by a thread if it survives the next two months.

First full week of school

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for all the kids, and so far it’s kicking my ass.

Yesterday I hadn’t gotten to bed till 1am (drill weekend, Hubster didn’t get home till almost midnight.) and the alarm unmercifully went off at 6. I wanted to throw it across the room.

I got kid 1 and Hubster off, then an hour later took Kids 2 and 3 to school, and drove straight over to my step-mom’s. She’s moving into a much larger unfurnished house, from a furnished condo. She needs all new furniture, so we hit every furniture store in town trying to determine what was available and what would look good in the space. We got through with that in time for me to rush back and pick up kids 2 and 3 from school, Mondays are early release days.

We came home, got homework done and snacks and it was time to drive across town and get Kid 1, again to return home for an hour before driving back to town to take her to softball practice. Thankfully Hubster was able to meet me and take the younger two for the evening so they could eat and be ready to bathe when we got home, so they could go to bed and we could start over this morning.

Today, of course, we started again. For the next three days I’ll pick up kids 2 and 3, then immediately go pick up kid 1. Friday kid 1 has no school, so that makes that easier, however we have softball practice 6 days this week.

I’m sure I’ll survive, but I’m not sure how.

One more day of craziness

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and then all three kids will be in school and whole different kind of craziness ensues.

Kid one has really liked her new school in the first two days. She loves that it keeps her engaged, never letting her get bored, or have nothing to do.

The remaining two are excited to start tomorrow. We met their teachers and found their classrooms yesterday. Both backpacks are already packed with the supplies for their first day of school and lunch money paid to the cafeteria.

I’m ready to get up and get them off to class, then come home for a date with my treadmill and a bit of housework before I sit down at the keyboard. I’m hoping to establish a habit of exercising, picking up around here and making pages.

Count down till school starts…

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I have one starting school on Aug 8, and the other two on the 10th. Starting the 10th I’ll have some previously unheard of time to get things done…

  • Time to get on the treadmill without worrying about small children sticking their fingers in it while I have my music cranked up…
  • Time to clean things around the house and have it last more than 12.3 seconds.
  • Time to work on my writing, uninterrupted. I have no clue what it’s like to be able to concentrate on what I’m doing without being poked or prodded every 2 minutes for something like “Can I have a drink?” or “Can I go to the bathroom?” cause I make the child ask permission to use the bathroom /sarcasm. 

I’m excited. I’ve never had any kind of time like that. I worked until after both the girls were born and when the boy was born the younger girl was in part time preschool a couple hours three days a week, and she had just started it.

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