Things have been absolutely insane around here. I realize this is nothing new, but it seems almost more chaotic than usual. Part of this is the fact that several soccer games were rained out, and had to be dropped into the season’s already packed schedule for make-ups. The Ambassador is stressing out because his school work is quite hard, and he’s getting real tired trying to keep up, but like I keep reassuring him, the season is done in 11 days. The Artist and the Professor both have college exams going on right now, along with their usual papers and projects to do.
Weekends are packed for right now, as well, but they too, ease off when the last of the candy corn and Jack-O-Lanterns are cleaned up. Fall break for the girls was last weekend, and Jay’s roommate came home with her to stay. The Poet is a sweet girl; she fit right into the family seamlessly, even following along with our crazy sense of humor. This weekend, the girls and the Scientist are ziplining as an early Christmas gift. The Ambassador can’t join, as he’s acrophobic, and I can’t either with my knee, but I’ll be in tow with Alejandro (who is, by the way, ecstatic about this excursion!) to capture the action. Next weekend is the Professor’s feis in Charlotte, and the Writer is coming down from Minnesoooooota to join us. Cannot wait to see her! Then on the 29th, Girlyman is in town and we will go spend an evening relaxing as a family with some phenomenal music. We baked for them last year when they performed here, and will again. But I’m not sure what I’ll make this year.
And then, we have November. Aaahhhh. No plans on any weekends yet, no sports to attend, nothing to rush off to after work. I will have time to work out in the evenings, we will have a routine in the house again, I’ll actually cook instead of having dinner on the bleachers three nights a week. Bliss, I tell you. I’ll get my bulbs into the ground and my gardens mulched, hopefully get the closets cleaned out and stuff taken to Goodwill, and just relax.
Work isn’t any more insane than usual, but we do have project deadlines coming down the pipe. Luckily, for once my stuff is done ahead of time, and I will not be the redheaded step-child. I generally have system issues, or whatever, like most people, but I’ve clashed with a few certain DPI people in the past, and they hold grudges like no one I’ve ever seen. Not surprising, but whatever. Right now, I’m actually the eye of the hurricane as my teammates are nowhere near ready, and our content lead is tweaking out because people higher up the food chain have gotten some misinformation and are pushing in the opposite direction than we need to go. Just stupid, really. If they would stop and think first, they would’ve realized that what they were asserting wasn’t even possible. Duh. Honestly, people.
So in a few weeks, life will settle down, I will catch up on sleep, my house will get cleaned the way I want it, the gardens will be done, wars will end, there will be enough food for everyone…oh wait, I think I got a little ahead of myself there for a second.
Until that time? The spiral spazziness of my existence continues.