November 20, 2014

Nothing short of insanity.

Yup.  That pretty much sums up my life lately.

If you want to turn away now, feel free, because that title says it ALL.

It has just dawned on me in the past day or two that Thanksgiving is next week.  NEXT WEEK!  How did this happen?

My "plan" this year was to be organized, calm and ready to enjoy the holiday season.  So far, my plan is not going so well.  I inventoried what gifts I had bought and realized that the few gifts I have bought are far outweighed by those that I haven't.  Of course.

Those extra fancy Christmas cards I was all excited to do and send out this year?  Even with the super shortened list; I am woefully far behind.

The "Work Issue That Cannot Be Named" continues.  Which means that I've been getting to work earlier and earlier in a woeful attempt to keep up.  When that failed to produce the results I'd expected I have been staying later and later.  That seemed to have stemmed the tide.

And then Monday came along and threw a curve ball that knocked me silly and stressed me out to no end.  I have approximately fourteen days of vacation that needs to be used before the end of the year.  This coupled with all the extra work had me completely wigged out.  I told one of my coworkers that I would just have to lose the time because there was no way I could get all of this done and take my time.  Until, one of my bosses stepped in and said "Stop."  He informed me that this hot potato that another attorney (who is NOT my boss) tossed in my lap was not a high priority for me; that I had more than enough to worry about between him and one of my other bosses.  He also informed me that I was to take my vacation and not worry about anything.

So despite work being stressful at least it is no longer STRESSFUL.

Heaped on to all of the above we throw in the house hunting.  The Husband is all gung-ho and to be completely honest?  As much as I want a house, I'm ready to throw in the towel until everything else has settled down.

I haven't put my foot down and said ENOUGH yet.  But I may have to pretty soon.  Because truth be told, I don't want to even THINK about moving before the holidays.  Last year we moved into this place right at the beginning of December - and although I had a lot of time off, trying to unpack, buy Christmas, etc. it was stressful.

So I figure, if I can take that stressor off the table and just get through the next couple of weeks, I can take my vacation and try to relax and get back on board with the "plan" I mentioned above; albeit a little behind the eight ball, but still...

At any rate, I thought I'd check in and fill you in.  Now?  Now, I'm headed to bed.  I am so tired for some reason.


  1. Makes me tired just to READ about your life these days. Yikes! I think you should not move, or even consider it, until the first of the year. Just my two cents. :-)

  2. I am back to work in 9 days... and then I will not have any sick time or vacation days until January. Which is fine... unless I go back and find I am back to work too soon. Which is possible since all my guts still aren't quite right yet (and they should be). In the mean time, I'd be happy to house hunt for you. :)

    Enjoy your vaca... and get some sleep. :)

  3. I've been letting someone else handle Thanksgiving for several years and I have (pretty much) stopped Christmas shopping. Last year, when Michael was in the hospital, I didn't even buy anything for the grandkids. Not a single thing. Everyone got money and bought their own, or at least I guess they did, I never heard.

  4. Who knew that the thought of using up vacation time would be stressful? Ah, yes. I vote with you to just wait on the house until everything calms down. Now if you could just convince the man....

  5. I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. Eek!

    We never do fancy cards. I just get regular cards and stick pictures inside.

  6. Hope things settle down. Moving bear the holidays is so hard. I applaud your boss for stepping in and giving you some perspective- it is so easy to get caught up in what everyone things you should be doing. Now enjoy your vacay and go bake some cookies!