11.27.2007

I'll not be ignored

I feel as thought I’ve been in a bit of haze for several months now. Maybe I was depressed. Maybe I had lost my way. I’m not sure. But I had a breakthrough today. I successfully filled out tax related paperwork and faxed it off. Then I scheduled three doctor's appointments, called the insurance company to get the run around on prescriptions and filled out my 2008 calendar with birthdays and holidays. I haven't been this productive in months. It's crazy. It's like I'm a new girl. It's sort of awesome. I hope it lasts.

In honor of exiting the haze, I've started actual projects. Because when I'm not in a haze I start to think there are 28 hours in a day. Currently, I'm swimming through hundreds of photos to select pictures of my kids to use in a calendar to give to all the grandparents. This is my third year in a row to make it. I'm developing a bit of a following. That's if my mother counts as a following. She comes right out and asks me to keep making the calendars. Last year, she even made a point of requesting one with color photos. I know. Gotta respect someone that knows what they want.

I've also been doing laundry, washing dishes, shopping online for Christmas presents, researching kindergarten programs and starting my new job. I tried to get some cuddle time in too but my husband claims he's tired. I guess we'll see about that. It's hard to sleep with a crazy woman talking in your ear. I've also found turning the bedside lamp on to be very effective. Not to mention a finger in the ear. And pulling the covers off him. I'm like the chick in Fatal Attraction who won't be ignored. Only less creepy. Obviously.

8 comments:

no way said...

Reseaching kindergarten programs? I have to do this as well, only the preschool version. It is freaking me out to the point where I am just ignorning it and planning to send him to the place closest to the coffee shop. And I'm a teacher. Ugh. We also live in Chicago, where you better get it together for your kids' schooling before they're even conceived. I'm screwed. Props to you, though.

The Hotfessional said...

"Because when I'm not in a haze I start to think there are 28 hours in a day."

Wait. You mean there aren't? Damn. No wonder I'm so tired all the time.

Anne said...

Send some energy my way!

Amy W said...

My family is the same way with the calendars...I started it though.

Oh, and I am joining you on researching kindergarten, which if Ashley goes to public school, she will start IN JULY....

a happier girl said...

now way - Oh, believe me when I say I've put it off a long time. I'm forcing myself to actually do it because I think deadlines for applications start coming up after the first of the year. I'll feel like a deadbeat if I miss them.

hotfessional - I know. I could use several extra hours a day.

anne - I have significantly less energy today. Although I'm still in a pretty upbeat mood. So I'm going to hold out hope the lifted haze is going to last.

amy - Good for you with the calendars. Their very popular in our family. And just thinking about school starting in July is making me tense for you! Good luck with your research!

witchypoo said...

I know how liberating it is when the haze lifts. Then I feel like I have been swimming through jello for a long time, but now have touched bottom.
Time to use that traction!
But don't overdo, they will think you are bipolar and give you bad medicines.

Shan said...

I made calenders for a couple of years, but last year I switched to dvd photo year books set to music. I take a ton of pictures so I did one song per month. They were a huge hit. Just recently my mother in law asked if I would make them again this year. Being the horribly mean person I am I told her they were too much work so I wasn't going to do it again which is a total lie, but she doesn't know that. So much like you I'm sitting at the computer looking through endless pictures for the best ones. Good luck!

a happier girl said...

witchypoo - Funny. I actually thought the bipolar thing for a second. Being happy is good. Being too happy too quick gets people concerned.

shan - I did a little movie one year for Mother's Day. All I can say is you go, girl because it was so much work. I'm sure your family loves it. I like that you're even covering it up so it'll be a surprise. Nice touch.

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