I had someone ask me recently how I kept everything straight that is going on in my life. I said, I have no idea except that I have my trusty Google calendar. Organized by person and color.
If I didn’t have it all in here, I certainly would NEVER EVER be able to manage it all in my head. Or at all, probably. And sometimes, I don’t have everything in here and chaos ensues. Pretty literally.
As you can see, most days are only displaying 1 or 2 of multiple things going on, and I know that Mike’s full schedule isn’t on here yet. Obviously, I am at work all day Monday – Friday, so I am gone from 7:30ish am – 6ish pm or longer as well.
A “normal” week basically goes like this:
Monday: Work, Bradley class, make sure Gianna is with whoever is watching her for the night
Tuesday: Work, Mike works, G has school, Mom takes G to school and her or Mike pick G up
Wed: More of the same, dance for G
Thurs: Work and school for G – usually this is our most “low key” day
Friday: Work, Mike usually has a sporting event to film
But we don’t usually have a normal week, so add in doctors appointments, meetings, etc. and the whole schedule is up in the air at any point in time.
On top of all that I am planning and/or need to have accomplished before baby girl arrives (in no particular order and probably not all inclusive):
- Christmas and New Years
- My mom’s birthday
- MIL’s birthday
- (step)dad’s birthday
- A very special honorary birthday party and donation event in memory of a special girl
- finishing up the baby stuff (room, shopping, finding a place for everything, organizing)
- organizing our tax documents
- plan my sister’s wedding shower
- getting the invites for said wedding shower printed/ready to mail
- attending a (jewelry) work event one weekend
- spend as much time as possible with G and Mike
- Maternity pictures
- Schedule G for gymnastics and then for swimming when that is over
Also, trying not to worry about how things will be after the baby comes and what will change and all of that because – what does it matter, life changes!? But I would be lying if I didn’t admit to being a little bit panicked on how exactly we will adapt – I know we will, but my logistical brain is having problems figuring out how it’s all going to go down.
So, if anyone is finding themselves with some extra time over the next few weeks, come on over, I am sure I have something I could use your help with!
Also, if you find yourself with extra ice cream, go ahead and bring that over too – I’ll take a break from anything for ice cream right now!
((this is not in any way a whining post, or a post to get attention, or whatever. it’s just something people ask about a lot and also listing out all of the things that need done helps me remember them all! I would not know what to do with myself if life wasn’t like this, I get bored far too easily and that is not good for anyone!))
((it may be an attempt to get ice cream though, because, seriously, love right now.))