Monday, March 2, 2009

Please pass the cheese

When I don’t have time to blog I get ornery. I think that is because writing is pretty much the only relaxing activity that I partake in. I can see the book title now: How Blogging Saved What Was Left of My Sanity. Oh and my definition of ornery might be slightly different than those close to me. I, ahem, don’t admit to ornery very often, so you know it has to be ugly, right?

Well, I haven’t had time to write lately, or to even breathe for that matter … and I am getting ORNERY. Ornery as is I am nearing that little precipice where being nice to innocent bystanders is teetering on impossible.

Situations like this are best illustrated with examples, so let me give you an overview of my schedule from last Friday morning through tomorrow night. While I know that is the last thing on earth you care to read, taking this out on my keyboard might help release some of this stress. Hmmm, where to start. I worked a 16-hour day, orchestrated a company event for 146 people, emceed portion of said event, drove 14 hours (round trip) to see my sister, met my nephew, attending my nephew’s bris ( deserves its own post, as I am not Jewish), didn’t sleep one night while listening to my bleating nephew (not so endearing when shrieking baby is not yours), worked a 10-hour day, presented to our Board of Directors, developed a mid-term exam, had a Dr.’s appt that was beyond infuriating (deserves it’s own book, I am certain), will work another 8-hour day, and then administer exam to class.

I’m such a slacker. I mean, whatever will I do with the second half of the week? Well, besides packing three people for a vacation and being a single parent in the meantime.

I think ornery is a rather generous description.

Perhaps I SHOULD avoid blogging during times like this, since everyone enjoys nothing more than coming to a pity party, right?

12 comments:

septembermom said...

You are a very busy woman!! Don't worry about being ornery. It is understandable :) It's tough wearing all those hats. I think we're all glad to have a blog to vent sometimes. You have an interesting blog. I came by after visiting Jenners' blog.

Ann's Rants said...

I think you need a nice relaxing beach vacation with a three year old. Me too, for that matter.

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C. Beth said...

Oh, man, I'm so sorry! Yuck!!

Call Me Cate said...

I don't envy your week. Hopefully you worked out something though besides driving for your trip? Because something tells me that isn't going to help you relax...

Juliet Colors said...

No, if it keeps you sane, you should definitely keep on blogging... if you can find the time in that crazy schedule.

Your week sounds like my personal version of Hell. You have my deepest sympathies.

I hope you get a breather soon!

The Rambler said...

Vent away!

IT leads to some our best posts :)

Liz said...

Orenery is one of my favorite words... glad to find someone else who uses it!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I'll come to your pity party any day of the week. Your rants are not to be missed. Although I realize that it was not your intention, your post made me laugh.

Let's see...the second half of the week? How about you fly to California, take care of my non-sleeping daughter, prep my final project, study for my exam, feed my children, clean my house, and do my laundry. Oh, and if you help me to get rid of this headache, that would be great too!

xoxo

Francesca

Anonymous said...

just tell aunt sherry she needs to take kate from you :)

jana
p.s. i bought a house! they accepted my offer today!!!

Jenners said...

I need a nap just reading this post! I really really hope your vacation is totally relaxing and stress-free -- sounds like you need it!

Jeanne said...

Did you ever get the other half of your tickets?

Lyndsay said...

Jeanne - Thanks for asking, but errr, nope, not yet. Still $264 per person (sans taxes and fees oh and the new PAY PER BAG FEE) for the way there. Gulp. If they haven't dropped by tomorrow, I am guessing I need to book 'em!