11/4/13

Around Here Since I Got a Full-Time Job


I'm still working full-time doing data entry for a website. Here's how the first week went down in the my home:

Day One: I got this.

Day Two: House is unrecognizable. Entire family resorts to leaping over everything. Scooters, books, jackets, backpacks all create a sort of obstacle course. Things start disappearing. Owen's school shoes are missing. Pencils are no where to be found.

Day Three: Blur.

Day Four: Laundry has completely run out. Rob and I are spot cleaning kids' uniforms and spraying everything with Febreze. Dirty socks for all. I walk the kids to school commando-style in my favorite pair of jeans until I can slip into a CVS for some quality underwear. Mildly surprised with their selection. Buy a 3-pack of Hanes to last until the weekend. Change later.

Day Four: I feel like a Cathy cartoon. Ponder growing my bangs out to better resemble her.

Day Five: By now I've listened to every podcast ever made. I remember none of them. I know a scientist stopped light in an atom but I have no idea how. I also know a slinky hovers in the air before falling, but forget why. And some guy finds bliss from a bag filled with cheese curls, mentos, and a chocolate bar after traveling where for 86 days? Facts get mixed up when I try to tell Rob about everything I'm learning. Slinky stops light beams by hovering. No. Cheese curls and atoms are the ultimate bliss? Who knows.

Day Six and Seven: The weekend! Spend 3 hours cleaning my bedroom. Fill up one trash bag with candy wrappers. Sleep Sunday away. Decline invitations to see friends. Stay in jammies both days.

Day Eight: Finally do laundry. 3 Loads: The essentials.

Day Nine: I got this.

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25 comments:

  1. Keep at it! And maybe wait to grow out your bangs until work settles down? Growing out bangs is always a little stressful.

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  2. That a girl! You are doing great! Pretty soon you will get a pay check and you will be able to spend a large portion of it on a house cleaner and laundry services!

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  3. Hilarious! And oh so true. I've been working full time with two small kids for a year now and vacillate wildly between feeling like I'm doing it all and being buried alive.

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  4. Love this as always, you got this! ("feel like a Cathy Cartoon" = made my morning.)

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  5. Bwahahahaha! I love this. Good for you, Sharon. And well done on raising a family that can roll with the punches. That is admirable! xo

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  6. Amazing. So know exactly how you're feeling. If only having kids came with a built in housekeeper!

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  7. Always get a good laugh from your posts! Good luck with day 9+!

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  8. You're listening to Radiolab ;-) Cheese curls did equal bliss for that guy. It's my favorite podcast, but I listen while in the car or on the elliptical. I imagine it's a bit brain breaking in huge doses. You'll figure it out, you're pretty awesome!

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  9. So honest and awesome. You're totally doing it!

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  10. I really enjoy your blog, but I have to say that this post is a little ridiculous. I understand, sometimes I have moments that I am overwhelmed but you're simply doing what working moms do all of the time. I guess if this is long term, you'll learn to manage other things along with work. I don't mean to sound mean, I've experience both sides, working and staying home...

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    1. Would you prefer that she pretends that everything is always sunshine and roses like most other mom bloggers? I certainly wouldn't. There are going to be things in your life that you find difficult while it's other peoples everyday reality... does that make it ridiculous? I don't think so.
      I am a full-time mom, I am also a student, and it took a few months to strike a balance of having a good home, work, study life. Other people do it all the time, but it was still a challenge for me. Now things are okay and we all *usually* have clean socks to wear.
      Lighten up Anonymous.

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  11. I think that's the point, Anonymous I: sometimes life just gets ridiculous for working moms. Kudos to all who manage it!

    I did data entry for a year. I often dreamt I was swimming in a literal sea of spreadsheets. I watched a ton of mindless TV on Netflix to cope. All 7 seasons of Mad About You. No shame. Good luck with it all, Sharon!

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  12. Sounds like my life; except for laundry, I do a load everyday, but ignore the rest until the weekend (I love clothes and doing laundry is the only housechore I like!) Most of my friends don't have a job, and their houses are spotless; needless to say we hang out at theirs, not mine! Just do your best, and remember, no one's last words are going to be "if only I had spent more time cleaning!!" Courage!

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  13. yikes.
    It's just week one.. give it a few more and you will get this!

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  14. Absolutely love this blog.

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  16. I'm super curious about how you got hooked up with a full-time, at home data entry job that isn't a scam. That's exactly what I'm looking for as I'm between degrees and studying French from home. Do you mind sharing about your job?

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  17. laughing out loud.

    A. I listened to that Fresh Air podcast about Bliss
    B. Gonna buy undies from CVS
    C. Do your kids smell like fresh car upholstery after spraying them with Febreze?

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  18. Yes, loved that! Hysterical. I'm so comforted by the struggles of other and it helps me to remember that there are so many in the same (sort of) boat.

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  19. OMG I just laughed until I cried. I love reading your blog, it always makes me smile! I hope the second week went better!

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  20. Wow! What a cool post it is. I really like you gallery of sunsets very much.

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