Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have been so busy.  Which is so unlike me.  You all know I would rather sit home than go out.  Unless it's for Chinese food.  Then all bets are off.

Seriously, though.  I could quite easily become a hermit, as long as I had my family and computer.  I like being home, following my routine, and that has not happened much since school let out.  Actually, I think it started with my Tennessee trip.  Since then, it seems like we have something to do, or somewhere to go, every day.

And it's beginning to bug me.

Now, don't get me wrong.  I love going to my mom's house to swim and hang out with her.  The kids are having a ball in the pool.  So am I.  They have all learned to swim in the deep end, even Brandi.  But being away from home so much has gotten us out of our routine.  Brandi has been staying up until after midnight every night.  Last night she was up until almost 3.  Going to bed late means sleeping late in the morning, which means I don't have enough time to get the housework done, much less my computer work.  Doing paid posts is a lot more work than just doing the posts.  I have to network my blog, comment like crazy (which I suck at, as most of you know) and keep up connections I've made.  Some days it is exhausting.

But, I love doing it.  It allows me to stay home with the kids.  So all these hours spent in the pool means I am not blogging.  Which is a good thing.  I am out in the world, spending time with the kids and my mom, ad having a wonderful time. 

Wait, where was I going with this?  Right.  I haven't been home much lately.

Next week, my grandmother will be visiting from Florida.  She's coming in on Saturday, and will be here until next weekend.  Then we have Eclipse coming out and 4th of July weekend.  Oh, and my anniversary is Tuesday, June 22nd (15 years!  Holy crap!) and then we have a friend's birthday dinner two days later. 

Maybe by the second week of July things will go back to normal.

Or maybe not.

Oh, and just in case you are wondering, my weight loss has stalled, which is pissing me off, because I have been swimming so much!


Crystal said...

Lol, well I think it's a GOOD thing that u've been so busy! Ur coming out of ur shell and that's wonderful! And as the kids get older this will happen more frequently. I haven't had "me" time in 2 years but at this point I'm NOT complaining. It's crazy and I always "say" that I want to be alone but then again I wouldn't change it. I feel so much more less of a hermit now. And believe me, I did a 5 year hermit gig a while back so I know what u mean;o)

Dawn said...

I love being out and about. I used to do the hermit thing. I know what you mean. Been there and done it. I wouldn't change my life for anything. Swimming is the best thing for you. Don't bet burnt!! lol Congrats on 15 years!! Our is on the 19th and we will be married 10!!

jenn said...

Crystal ~ I know, I know, but that doesn't mean I have to like it :). It was great today...we were in the pool all day again. I neglected blogging, but not the housework. I cleaned the kitchen after supper, and the kids helped with the rest of the house, so now I can relax, and catch up on my "work" least for a few minutes...I am pooped!

jenn said...

Dawn ~ happy anniversary to you guys!

I used to work fast food (McDonald's) and one day, a few years ago, I decided that I had had enough, and had a sort of mini meltdown and lost my shit for a little while. Since then, I find it harder and harder to be around people. But, I am trying to be better, and like Crystal always steps!

Donna said...

You just sound tired sweetie...Go to bed tonight Early! All of you!
Think you'll feel much better in the morning!
Love you!

jenn said...

Miss Donna ~ Love you too!

We are exhausted! I went to bed early last night...around 12:30 (for me that's early) and slept until Junior called around 9:30...but it feels like I didn't sleep at all. I did get up at 2:30 to get Junior up and off to work...I had to re-wrap his hand.

We have a busy week ahead, too, so we'll see what happens!