Saturday, September 21, 2013

This and That and The Nitty Gritty In Between

This picture has nothing to do with this post. It was just a pretty sunrise after a long bike ride one morning and I like it, so there :)

Also, I hate when people talk about how busy they are, because everyone is busy. This post is just a way for me to vent and release some pent up frustration, so feel free to skip it should you be offended by negativity or people getting compared to Satan's sister. Thank you :)

Today has been a little rough. I am just coming to terms with how difficult and time consuming school is, and it's just one of those days where I want to give up and I feel like there is no way I can continue on in this manner, and I feel like I am just about ready to throw in the towel. My brain, it just doesn't work like it used to... I think? Or maybe I am just a complete moron? Either way, I despise my biology class and I am certain that my teacher is Satan's sister herself (okay, so that's not fair or very nice, but she is truly kind of horrible). I also have two other classes that aren't hard necessarily, but definitely time consuming. I have a second interview on Monday that I'm nervous about, and what makes me even more nervous than that is imagining trying to do everything I'm doing now as well as adding part-time work to my list of "stuff". I'm a little bit of a basket case lately.

I had a girl's night last night with my mom and sisters. We saw Austenland and I have not laughed so hard in I don't know how long. We were almost the only ones in the theater and we could not stop laughing and giggling the entire movie. I also realized that although I may look like my daddy, I most definitely have my mother's cackling laugh. We sounded like hyena's in there. And then we went and gorged ourselves (okay, so I'm probably the only one who actually gorged herself, everyone else had leftovers.... I guess I am an emotional eater sometimes, whoops) on Leatherby's ice cream and cheese fries. Divine. I needed that night out. Laughing is good for my soul.

In other news, school and fall activities are in full swing for the kids and they are all busier than ever. Monday is sewing, soccer, and scouts (hey, they all start with S!), Tuesday is soccer and dance, Wednesday is piano, Thursday is dance and Activity Days (and thank goodness fall rec soccer just ended, because up until today that used to be on Thursday too) and Friday is a free day. Phew! Saturday is full of soccer games and chores and friends and such. Amidst all of this, of course school comes first, so we squeeze homework and reading in there somewhere too. On top of Kid Stuff, I also have my church calling (Young Women's) which is so much fun and I love it dearly, but it is so busy as well. Throw PTA helper and Room Mother into this mix, and then my friends.... you have The Perfect Storm, aka The Perfect Way To Drive A Normally Sane Person Insane, aka A Crazy Mom.

Here's the thing.... I enjoy all of it (except the Biology class from Hell, but I've already been over that) and I feel like I can balance it pretty well. I'm just so tired.... Why can't mom's have some super natural power, or some sort of machine that makes it so they can function perfectly on only 4 or 5 hours of sleep... Or no sleep at all?! How awesome would that be? I'm going to invent that, you know, in all of my spare time.

Also, this post was going to be another addition of how Andy and I met, but once I started typing and all of these things just started coming out of my brain and onto this here blog page, I was powerless to stop it. So, I suppose I'll have to wait until another time to write about the love of my life (who just so happened to vacuum the house and clean the kitchen today, be still my heart). Truth is, I think I've babbled on long enough and if you actually and miraculously managed to finish reading this rambling drivel, I will bake you a cookie. Just let me know when you'll be over to pick it up ;)


Amber Kei said...

Oh, Sarah! I'm sorry you have Satan's sister for a teacher. That's gotta make that class extra special.
Glad you were able to get out for a breather....but I know that nights out are two-edged swords. You love them - and in fact, need them - but then there's always more that piles up.
I'm glad you vent. It makes me feel like perhaps I'm not that only crazy mom around. And also what craziness awaits me. Why do kids have to grow up and be involved? Just kidding....
Good luck this week.

Ryan and Erin said...

Just know that I am impressed with you. Seriously. Your kids are happy. Nothing more needs to be said about your mothering. That says it all.

Laney said...

Don't give up on school. You can do it! If you need to take a lighter load, do it. If it takes longer because your semesters were lighter, so what. You're super talented and determined. It'll all be worth it in the end. And I agree with the comment above - remember what matters most. Perfection is not realistic. Do your best and that's enough. Hang in there Sarah!!

Karen said...

Made it. And I've seen the things you cook. yum. You do it all, and you do it well. And I totally admire you for it. oh, and Austenland is hilarious--did you read the book too?!

Sarah said...

Haha! "Extra special". That it is. Thanks Amber! xo

Sarah said...

Thank you Erin, so kind!!

Sarah said...

Thanks Elena, definitely great advice that I needed to hear. Thank you.

Sarah said...

Thanks Karen, you're so sweet. I haven't read the book, it's on my ever growing list. I've banished myself from reading until the semester is over :)