At some point I will actually talk finances....but in reality, we are just in a holding pattern. It isn't terribly interesting. Once the house sells.....then it will get interesting!
In the meantime, the stress of everything has started to take a toll. I know I am not getting a restful sleep, so I am tired. My stomach is all cramped up, and it isn't the stomach bug that is going around. Just thinking about all the stuff I need to do starts a chain reaction in my body of stress, adrenaline, etc.
I am debating taking Monday off from work. I already need to go in late (around Noon) because Bossy is getting his braces on. His appointment should be over about 11:00...then take him to school....drive to work. I usually work until 3:30, but I was planning on working until 5. But then I get home at 5:30, and dinner is late, and I am off schedule....
It starts all over....stress, adrenaline...
So I am toying with just taking the day off. I will bring home whatever work I can (but it may not be much that I can do from home). And I will not like missing the pay. But I need a catch up day. I need a day to get through all the phone calls, errands, and miscellaneous tasks that are just piling up.
I want to be able to crunch some numbers. Do our taxes. Call Verizon to get $10 off our bill. I want to go through the pile of "stuff" that I have been shoving aside. I want to feel like I am in control of my life, instead of a series of reactions to whatever is going on.
The stress around here is reaching critical levels. The kids are grumpy, I am grumpy. Bossy has started soiling himself. Sassy is back talking (but that could just be my pre-teen discovering how to get under my skin).
Of course....we may get snow. And my mini-plan might be foiled. I may spend the day shoveling snow....again.
Right now I am just desperate to clear the board. I hate feeling like I have so much hanging over me. I wish the weekend could allow me to do all of this, but I spend every weekend dealing with the showings on the house, bickering kids, house noise. I need a quiet day....one where I can make a mega TO DO list, and just keep crossing stuff off. I know there is no way I would get it ALL done....but to feel like I can at least make a dent.....it may be worth one day pay.