Saturday, October 17, 2009

I'm a Survivor!

So, I survived my first week back to work. I must say, it's a lot harder than I remember with Jayden but everything seems to be these days. 10 hour days sure feel like 20 hours and by the time I get home, it's dinner then the kids go to bed. My laundry has been lacking and it wasn't near as relaxing in the evening time. Cory noticed a big difference, no dinner on the table when he gets home. He actually has to pick up the boys and keep them for about 2 hours until I get home.
Casey can get pretty fussy in the evening time. The first day back to work, when I got home he had been fussing for a bit. He was tired and hadn't napped like he normally does (I'm assuming with the change in surroundings and schedule) I picked him up and he nuzzled in my neck and fell right to sleep as if to say 'Where have you been all day?' I took advantage of it and went in his room to rock with him while dinner was in the oven.
My nerves were definitely shot with work and all. Tempers were short in my house all the way around. The worst of it was Thursday, work all day and school at night. I stopped by to nurse Casey and shove pizza down my throat and made it to school 40 minutes late. Statistics is a nightmare! A weekly reminder of how not smart I am.
To top it off, Jayden and Harrison have driven everyone to their wits ends. They ruined Laurie's bathroom by spraying bleach on it and each other as well as shoving a drain down the toilet. Jayden managed to pee outside and lie about it and while they were watching the construction on the street outside ruined Laurie's wall with a chair they were sliding against it. This weekend, Jayden managed to dump an entire large can of formula out, you know because it's so CHEAP! He also took a garden hose to Grandma Diane's TV in her room, apparently he thought it looked to dry.
Cory and I go to bed at night and wonder if the kids and us will make it through this crazy thing called life. In the midst of it all, we're still trying to have a 'marriage'. I can't tell you the last time we had mommy/daddy time and were just able to be together. We've had a lot arguments, mostly because we're both exhausted.

If we can just make it through this next year, with the baby and finishing school. I'm sure we'll be home free by July 2010! On the flip side, it's nice to be back with friends at work in Corporate Training, I haven't been in my department since May. However, I feel a little out of the loop. Not caught up with new trainings, my assignments were all given out to others and have no clue about the inside jokes I used to laugh so hard at with them. I'm sure it will come back with time, but still feels a bit awkward. I'm excited for my first training in two weeks, Crucial Confrontations. It's with the managers, and my mom is going to be in it. This will be the first class I've taught with her as a participant, I'm excited and nervous! Don't want to let her down.
So, on to week 2. I'll do it like I do most things, with my eyes closed, holding my breath and jump right in!


Kallie said...

I am glad you posted this. I thought about calling you last week, then I thought you'd probably so busy once you got home that I'd better just give you some time. Hang in there, it just takes some adjusting and getting use to. Sometimes I do catch myself wondering, is it really worth it to work? Then other days I tell myself how glad I am that I do work.

The Jacobsen's said...

I am so very glad that you are back. I sure missed you! And hang in there, adjustments to the family schedule are always a bit tough, but it will all work out.

Taylor's mom said...

Coming back to work is ruff whether you're gone a week or 3 months, I remember well those feelings but I would hope that you know secrets are not being kept and if there is a loop to be in you would be in it.
Things in the office are too hard right now for anyone to have feelings about things so hopefully we could all talk it out if need be.

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