Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm just glad it wasn't *my* turn

Sunday. I always feel like I don't have enough check marks on my to-do list by the time I rest my head on the pillow after the last day of the passing week has turned into the first day of the new week.

Today, this Sunday, was no different. Spending some one-on-one time with my mom, who is in town for her annual visit. Going off to hang out in a nearby resort town with The B-Man and his family so the guys could ride mountain bikes while we women-folk did some bargain shopping at the outlet mall.

My kids being in their absolute worst state of being -- no nap, very little nutritious food, and without their daddy to diffuse the stresses of childhood by giggling them out of their funk.

Having the woeful lack of practicality to prevent a dinner in our favorite pub -- with kids who were beyond their limits.

And me, knowing I am starting a new job tomorrow. My dream job, the pinnacle of everything I've done personally and professionally over the past 25 years. Having to write a blog post to introduce myself to a new audience. Hoping they will like me, but more than that -- hoping they will respect me. Not getting it done at a reasonable hour, but feeling good about what I've been able to do.

What with all the end-of-week compression, and all...

As we parted ways at the pub, I felt the need to offer The B-Man's wife an apologetic excuse for the chaos at the outlet mall and during the meal.

Graciously, with a twinkling yet sympathetic smile, she said she was just glad it wasn't her kids this time.

I. love. her.

7 comments:

BusyDad said...

Yup - those "perfect storm" days are the worst. And then they fall asleep in the car at 6pm and you know you ain't getting them to bed at any reasonable time either. Hell days. You're starting a new job? Tell me all about it!

Cath said...

Hope your first day in your new job was better. I'm absolutely certain that it was. ;)

Sara said...

New job? I want to hear more!

susan opel said...

Sorry I missed your first day, but we've been having fun ever since, haven't we? :)

susan opel said...

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susan opel said...

whoops - forgot the link!
http://bethandsusanopel.typepad.com/its_all_about_the_details/2008/08/lights-camera-a.html

silver sling said...

And I can say that your two and Mr B's two made a very good impression on us. We all have bad days - kids too.