Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new adjustment

So I remember saying to myself (and probably many others) that I can't wait for my kids to be in school. I can't wait to have time for myself and do whatever I wanted. I can't wait for quiet....

I TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!

School just started and already I don't know what to do with myself! I really didn't think this time would come so soon. I thought I'd always have a little one at home.... for many more yrs anyways. And for many more years, I thought I'd keep saying "I can't wait for them to just go to school!".

But here I am. A stay at home mom with no kids to stay at home with. Sure I could get a job... but just Tuesday I was called to pick up Reese from school early because already he was sick. And I stayed home with him yesterday because he was still sick. So I can't just get a job. Not yet anyways.

So I'm at a loss.

And for some reason totally unrelated, I am having the hardest time sleeping.

So my schedule today has been:

4:00am- Jon gets a call for work. WHAT THE CRAP?!!? Okay I'm awake
4-4:45am- lay in bed wishing I couldve gone back to sleep but knowing it's hopeless
4:45am- get up and dressed for workout
5:00-6:15am- out for a jog/walk 5miles
6:15-7:30am- kids up and fed/dressed, lunches made and out the door to catch the bus
7:30-9:00am- lay im bed wishing I could fall asleep..dozing in and out maybe two times for a minute
9:00-10:30am- FINALLY dozing off.. still waking up a bit but still a nap nontheless
10:30-11:20am- worked on South Nash Dash social media stuff
11:20-12:00pm- ran to Kroger for milk and Thortons for a diet coke

And now..????? I did microwave some lunch, practised a song for a special number on Sunday and I'm blogging while watching Pride and Prejudice.
And counting down til the kids come home.

And tomorrow we start again!

So now I need to find out what I want to do with the rest of my life....
Get into some sort of routine..
Make a schedule..
Clean my house!!..
Catch up on sleep..
Find out who I am between the hours of 7:30-3:30.

I know in time I will come to enjoy this. But for now, it's going to be a new and difficult adjustment for me.


Kris said...

I have to say- that does sound a little bit disconcerting. I ask myself what I would do if I had no one at home, & I'm at a complete loss. Probably just veg & watch TV & eat junk food. Don't do that!

I'm impressed that you get up at 5 to jog. I'm usually super comfortable in my warm bed about then! Go Shannon!

Chad and Laura said...

I can't wait to be in your predicament. :) Then I will have a post similar to this one and you can tell me what to do with myself ;)

Nathan & Michelle Watabe said...

I'm sure I'll understand one day, but for now I'm kinda jealous. I think clean and sleep would definitely be on the list. Finally catch up on the blog. Exercise. Mostly the stuff you mentioned. No really, I know I'll miss them, but we've got three weeks left of summer and we are all more than ready!!! Having them all gone at the same time is so far into the future that I can't even fathom it! Good luck adjusting. I bet next summer you'll be longing for these days! :)

Christine said...

Dang, that's hard! My sister arrived at that point a couple of years ago, so now she volunteers at her kids' school and loves it. She spends a lot of time there. She also went to chef school.
Anyway, there's an idea. I'm with you! It gets old really fast when they're all in school!

drewandlacey said...

You can always come over and hang out here if you need a kid fix

Nicole Grotepas said...

Sounds like your day is busy! Don't get a job! Just make your job out of your hobbies. Jobs = being a slave to someone else's schedule. Make the things you love and sell them at the farmer's market or something.

Just sayin'. :)

Unless you want a job, then get one. :) But it sounds like you do a million things with your day already.

Anyway, your blog is great. Keep it up. :) I'll add you to my blogroll.