Sunday, August 15, 2010


I'm not sure how to start this post. There is so much going on right now, so much I am trying to do, and so much I must get ready for.

For the last two years, I have lived this life of complete and utter FLY BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS existence. And while that is how things needed to be for me to work through the stuff that has happened in recent years, and figure who I am as a single person, and a single parent, its time I get back on the "I'm so organized I make people sick" bandwagon.

I have been attempting the math to figure out just how much time I am going to have to devote to things when I add graduate school to my schedule on Sept 2.

Here's how it breaks down.

In a week, there are 7 days, 24 hours per day. That's 168

I tend to be an eight hour kinda gal, so lets take out 8 hours per day for sleeping

168 - 56 = 112

I work about 32 hours a week at the daycare, so that leaves 80 hours. 6 hours a week at the store, leaves 74. Lets say I use 4 hours a week going to and from work, and shuttling children.

Down to 70.

3 hours a week on the real estate stuff, leaves 67

5 hours of class, plus two hours there, two hours back, that's 58.

When I was in university I was told to plan for at least 2-3 hours of work outside of class for every hour you spend in class.

Lets say 15 hours per week devoted to studies - now we're down to 45

I get up at 6 every morning, do my banking,etc, then get the kids ready. We leave at 7:30. That's an hour and a half every day to get up, get ready and have breakfast. 5*1.5=7.5

Okay, so now I have 37.5 hours

Two hours per week for going to gymnastics, gymnastics time, coming home,


An hour and a half per week for going to swimming, swim, coming home


Um, so that's 34 hours including weekends to cook dinner, hang with my girls and clean my house.

It sounds like a lot, until you realize that I have every other weekend off. That's a full 48 hours. But with everything I have to plan in my schedule, I have less than that leftover.

Oh, and an hour and a half taking the girls to their father pretty much every week.

Down to 32 1/2.

Thank goodness I only have to keep this up for 10 months out of the year. I'm going to need that two months to regroup, refresh, and prepare for the next ten months.

Now to just stop the panic attack from thinking about all of this.......

Friday, August 13, 2010

On burns and wonder remedies

Well, I was in the kitchen (where I spend half my life these days!) and I had put a large cookie sheet in the sink to cool. I didn't wait long enough. Burnt the crease of my palm, and a bunch of finger pads.
The fingers didn't bother me so much, but the crease was pretty painful. I still had all the lunch dishes to do and a bunch of prep work for the afternoon. Not pleasant.
On my lunch break I stopped in at the drugstore, thinking I'd get something to put on my burn.
On the shelf were these bandaid pads made for burns. They have a gel pad that cools. I spent the few bucks on them and hope they worked at least a little.
I put the pad on the burn in the crease, and the burn felt like it disappeared.
I love these things.