Friday, October 3, 2008

Status Report - Friday

One of my favorite bloggers used a very clever device to update her blog on Monday. Joy explains that her writer's block is a result of lack of time to express herself, or at least lack of time to express it well. I feel the same way. So often I will compose a witty, cogent, topical blog entry in my head and then, before I can either commit the words to paper or reach my keyboard, poof! it's gone. And I'm back to the mundane. One thing I've learned during my foray into blogging is, internet thievery is sort of okay as long as you properly attribute the source. So here, now, is what's current in my world:

I'm:

Sitting...at my desk at work, spending the last 20 minutes of the work week composing a blog entry. This week has been tough because I've had to carry 90% of the parenthood load - including the entire morning routine - all week, AND still arrive at work at a reasonable time, ready to give my "110%," only to re-trace my steps in the afternoon and do it all over again. Plus, we received some not-so-welcome news about PG's "job" yesterday, so Thursday was my tipping point (read: the day I opened a bottle of wine.) Things are better today...except for a protracted tour of wastewater treatment facilities in 90-degree heat, oh, and wearing heels...

Smelling...a cinnamon-scented votive candle burning on my desk.

Listening...to the ridiculous nonsense that is The Rachel Zoe Project on BravoTV. I love Bravo, but I think they are hitting new lows with Rachel Zoe and the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Drinking...water. I've already had two Diet Cokes today. However, I will be enjoying a glass of chilled pinot noir when I get home.

Reading...Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Also reading...Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week by Glade Curtis and Judith Schuler. I love this book. Good, common sense advice.

Loving...that today is Friday and tomorrow I can take a morning nap with Zane after giving him the 7:30am bottle.

Dreading... the elections. Life gets crazy busy for me at work after the elections. So much enthusiam, so many BIG IDEAS, so many plans...SO. MUCH. WORK. Sigh.

Eagerly anticipating...a trip to see my Grandparents & extended family in October; making caramel apples; Hallowe'en; our Thanksgiving trip to Hope Town to see PopBoot and Kent; and Zane's First Birthday!

Worrying...about the economy and wondering if there will ever come a time when I don't feel so panicked about money being tight.

Wishing...that time would just STOP for a while so I can memorize every small, changing detail of my sweet and beautiful baby as he careens toward the one-year-old mark.

Praying...a lot. God is always good.

Grateful...for so MANY things in my wonderful life: my beautiful, healthy, happy, joyful and super-content baby; my caring and committed best friend and partner; our awesome family; my health; the fact that I am not in debt; that today is Friday; that there is chilled pinot in my wine fridge; that Happy Hour at home is more fun than going to a bar (and there's no cab necessary!); that Zane sleeps through the night and never gives us a moment of trouble (I'm sure that will change...); and sooooooooooooooooooooooo many other things.

Sharing...positive energy with everyone for a great weekend.

3 comments:

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

Sounded like you were counting your blessings one by one in that blog. Yes, times are scary right now and the future is uncertain but we still have so much to be thankful for with family taking the top place. I hope your "this week" goes smoothly without a lot of stress. xoxo

Chaotic Joy said...

Thank you for writing this. It is a good way to let people know what's going on when you don't have the energy to compose actual paragraphs. You seem a bit overwhelmed, a bit worried and very grateful. Good for you.

LMP said...

What is the Racheal Zoe Project?