My office is going through it's busiest time of year and is in the process of hiring another full time employee. (I am only part-time by choice... my quest to Have It All continues... HA!). In the interim of hiring another person, I've been working QUITE a bit more. (Monday - Thursday plus some night time hours.) Nate, as usual, has been going to school and Nora Kate has (finally) been going to a sitter. I loved my time with her at the office but knew it had to end. (Mostly, I just needed to start going to client meetings.)
I would like to reiterate here that I love my job and my boss and my work. I also love Nora Kate's sitter. What I don't love is how far away everything is. You see, I (personally) like my ten mile radius bubble. I get snotty about driving more than 10 minutes... particularly if those ten minutes are west of me. (Sorry West Siders!) Nora Kate's sitter is fan-freaking-tastic but she lives about 25 minutes west of me (and watches other kiddos besides NK). So, in the morning I have to drop Nate off at school, drive the 25 minutes out to her house and then another 25-ish to my office. I realize that an hourish commute to some is not a big deal but for me and my bubble-loving-ness, it feels like a lot.
I keep reminding myself it's only temporary - I have a sitter for summer coming to my house (for both kiddos). Also, I won't be working this much once a few big events happen in April AND my office is moving CLOSER to my house in May. So, really, it's just one more month of shuffling and hustling. But here's the thing: I keep wondering when things are going to slow down. And I think the answer is NEVER. Karl and I keep saying "Oh, we'll do X after X happens... but then all of a sudden IT IS APRIL 2012 and Nate's had his first soccer practice and Nora Kate's been to her first St. Patrick's Day Parade and I'm all SOB MAKE IT STOP.
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