I've been in a decent place lately. I'm actually starting to do things to improve my life. I actually made a Dr. appointment to see about FMLA. I'm pretty much at a limit and can't take on much more. I freaked out at the thought of taking my phone to a store because frankly - I just don't have time! I felt bad for the guy - I was getting very angry - however I know how things work and I knew that they could just send me a box to send my phone back. He applauded me at the end for pushing to get my way - so he didn't seem to be upset with me.
The kids are out of school in 9 days. Things will be less stressful in a way because they'll sleep in later and I can get to work earlier. However - I'll be stressing out because they'll call me all day fighting with each other :( Working from home last year made it so nice - there wasn't much fighting then because I was there to get in the middle. Malea still spends a lot of time in her room (not cleaning it obviously) and I feel that Keagan will be just basically taking care of himself all day, which kind of sucks. Maybe I can come up with some crafts that can be done while I'm at work - that can keep him occupied and not just watching tv all day.
Malea has come a decent way and is doing her current homework for the most part. She's still really behind, but with the amount of time left in the year - she won't get caught up. With her being sick this last week - she's been more tired than usual. We go on vacation in a week and my goal for her is to get her to do stuff with us - to really be engaged. She did fairly well on our mini vacation - she seems to do ok if we have a specific activity. She still prefers to read over anything else. I loved to read - but I don't remember it interfering with anything else - I would just read if I didn't have anything else to do.
Keagan is doing fine as usual. He has become lazy and far less helpful - so I'm trying to figure out a way to remedy that. A friend of mine uses a pay per hour system and that is working well for them. I'm not sure it would motivate Malea - but I think it would for Keagan. He's always wanting me to buy something and I almost always say no. If he had his own money - he could save up - he does need to learn about how to manage it.
June will be so busy for us....week long vacation in the middle of June. Our family reunion at the end of June - which Malea won't be able to attend because she'll be at a grief camp that weekend. I also have so many deadlines that I'm working on to get submitted. Some aren't due until July - but I'm trying to get them all in by the end of June.
I'm also trying to shoot for end of June to get my house on the market.....but I still have so much to do! I'm worried that won't happen. My main bath should be very close this weekend. With drying time for the grout - I can't finish it all this weekend - but it will be close. Then I can start on the other bathroom! I'll be so happy when I can get some flooring down!
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)