Monday, September 12, 2011

Coming Up for a Breath

One of the hard things about starting a new job is that you have a learning curve.  Every school is different.  Every grade is different.  Every child is different.  I spend 6 days a week at school, and sometimes over 12 hours a day.  It's starting to wear me down, so I am trying to be more productive with my time and crank out my work quickly.  I haven't been as regular at crossfit as I would like, but I am determined to make a priority.  Crossfit=happy mom=happy kids

We are loving the pool at our new house, and after the kids are tucked into bed, Gunner and I are enjoying the hot tub.

Now if I could just find more time at home, then maybe we would finally get unpacked!

So far my beloved son has spent less than a week at school full time.

We've been in school for just over 3 weeks now.  The 5 days he spent in school, was probably spent in ISS. Yes, my son, was the one who was suspended on the first day of school......for sliding out of his seat at lunch and barking like a dog.  I didn't know that was a crime, but you could imagine that it only got worse from there.

I won't get into details, but it's been a stressful situation.

Abs is actually doing really well this year, and Em is hanging in there.  They both miss their school in Colorado.  I miss Colorado.  Everything happens for a reason.  Everything happens for a reason.  Everything happens for a reason.  That's my new battle cry.

My leg is still in the healing process.  It got infected and I was put on a super high dose of antibiotics.  I had to stay on them for 24 hours and then they went in, re-opened the wound, cleaned it out, and sewed it back up. Eventually it stopped swelling up to massive sizes, and I was able to walk on it....and most importantly work out with again.

So we are getting settled in, I will come up for a breath every once in a while, and I think making crossfit a priority will help some.  Maybe some wine too.  That helps right?

If anyone has a great decision on how to make my life easier, please let me know!

In the meantime, here's a shot from some mini spring rolls that I had when I went out with my friend Abbey.....

Really, these things were almost as big around as a coke can.  Mini spring rolls?

Oh, and bedtime is a battle with Junior.  What's up with that?


McMGrad89 said...

I gave up fighting with James over sleep a long time ago and just started going to bed early with him and then getting back up again when he fell asleep. He is finally over it and life is good.

I have no suggestions for making the hours shorter. You wouldn't want my plan of putting everything off and crying at progress report time.

I am glad to hear Abs is doing well. Cait is doing well too.

Jessica said...

Thanks for the update on your life! I hope you can figure out a time management plan soon.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to hear that the leg is doing better! it definitely looks rough in those photos you had posted.

My bf's 4 year old is doing the bedtime woes every night. I'm like sweet baby J, just go to sleep! Ekk!

Anonymous said...

I'm so in awe of you that you're able to handle so much!!! My husband retired 4 years ago, but I know how difficult the military life is on a family! In a way, we're still going through it with contract work in Iraq. I wish I had some advice, because I'm going through the same. You are SO RIGHT about taking care of yourself first, though. It's so hard to do when you have so much on your plate! Take care of that leg of yours and I'll be following ya! :-)