We are back from an absolutely wonderful trip. I'm going to wait to do a full post on it until I have some of the photos uploaded (so who knows when that will get done!), but we are back safe and sound.
I knocked out tons of work right before I left and took my caseload down to only a couple of cases, so with any luck I'll have a couple of days to ease back into the swing of things. Of course, I ususally don't have any luck, so that probably won't happen.
Things are about to start picking up around here, I think. Yes, I said "start picking up" like things haven't already been mad busy for the last month or two. The thing is, I had finally gotten used to the pace and adapted to the schedule. Last night MacGyver and I were settling in to have a glass of wine after we put the kids to bed - after driving straight through the night Saturday night and only a couple hour nap for me when we got home - and MacGyver commented that he didn't know how I was doing it.
"I suppose I'm just used to it," was the best answer I could come up with. Really, I'm sure it has to do with the fact that MacGyver drove the whole way, so while I was awake the vast majority of the trip, I wasn't driving, which is a lot more draining. And I am just used to it. If Flintstone's up, I have to be up whether I've had enough sleep or not. I can't just take a day off work or mommy-ing to catch up on sleep. And dragging myself around wallowing in how tired I am doesn't help anything.
Of course, now that I'm accustomed to things, everything is going to pick up again. I'm starting to expect that this will continue to be the way things go until either a) I retire; b) I finally give up and go off grid, or c) I die.
My surgery is looming (and I'm rather terrified and secretly convinced that I'm going to die). After my surgery, I'll come back to the new job as the MOJO. I'll also be getting a new boss, who I'm told is a total hard-ass, hyper-Christian*, and not a fan of women. Whoopee. And then, in a year, I'm supposed to be moving on to the next phase of my life and career - a different job in a different city. So in the midst of being MOJO, I'll also have to do that whole resume' writing, job hunting, life considering thing. And I still really want to have another baby as soon as possible, though waiting until after next year might be the most mature thing to do. We'll see. I'd rather not wait.
So that's where we stand now. Lots of stuff lining up just ahead of me. But for today, I'm taking my time getting settled in, and looking forward to catching up on all your blogs!