Saturday, August 25, 2012

Working 9 to 5...

Actually, it's more like 8:30 to 4:30, but I'm doing it.  Oh yes I am.

I've been sitting here, catching up on my blog reading and I was suddenly bitten by the the "why don't you write a post of your own, you lazy woman?" bug.

In April, I finally  received my certification as a school psychologist. 
In May, I interviewed and accepted a job as a school psychologist.
June and July were spent preparing myself and family for the upcoming changes to our lives (and occasionally freaking out).
And August 1st, I started my new job.


Did you catch that?  Trying to sum up how I feel about the job, the schedule, the incessant fatigue--that's hard.  I can say this: 
  • I've had one paycheck so far and I don't hate it. 
  • Fatigue is cumulative.  I start out feeling pretty good on Monday, but by Friday I'm driven to tears by the fact that I have to wash my face and brush my teeth before falling into bed at nine.
  • It's really irritating when you send an email to someone and they never respond.  Do you send another?  Will that be interpreted as pestering?  What if you really need a response?  Should you contact someone else?  How will that be construed?  It really drives me crazy.  And the worst part is, I'm sure I'm guilty of the same thing because we all get busy and forget sometimes, don't we?
  • My crockpot is my friend, but I still found myself at Walmart at 5:30 last night buying things to go along with what was cooking in my crockpot. 
  • I've been doing my grocery shopping on Sunday, but we keep running out of food by Thursday.  Yesterday Jason had to take one boiled egg, a yogurt, and a package of Goldfish crackers for lunch.  I bought Subway for myself.  Connor, luckily, has been buying his lunch at school for the last week and a half, but yesterday he brought home the lunch calendar for September and I see several days when I'll have to send lunch for him.
  • Making lunches might just be my least favorite part of this process.  It's not a new thing.  I had to send lunches for Jason and Connor last year, too, but the idea that it's one more thing that I have to manage every morning is a bit much.
  • Our dogs bark all the time.  We've been leaving them outside and I'm fairly convinced that they spend their entire day barking and barking and driving out neighbors insane.  Would anyone like two new {old} dogs???
  • Connor has been going to an after-school program and he really seems to like it.  This is a huge relief to me!!!
  • Connor came home last night in a super grumpy mood--you know the kind they have right before they come down with a cold or flu?  This is a huge stressor for me!!!
I hear the sounds of DS-playing coming down the hall so I'm off to check the health status of my little one.  Here's hoping that he's slept off any sick bugs!!! 


  1. I am glad you are back!!! I have missed your banter!!!

  2. So good to see your post Tricia. I haven't even been getting on my blog lately to even peruse others blogs I've been so busy. These classes are proving more work than I imagined, that, or I need to get a routine down. Which is hard when I am subbing too because I can get called spur of the moment. I have a job for 2nd grade Tues, Wed and Fri this week for the same teacher. I have 2 papers due Friday and 3 chapters to read as well. Plus all my wife and mom "stuff". I FEEL YOUR PAIN! Ugh. Meal planning a week at a time is an essential for me out here in the country because the store is an hour away. It really helps to know what I am making ahead of time. I don't know, maybe it could help you too.

  3. I don't know how you do it. I have a hard time getting dinner on the table and keeping my sanity and I'm at home!

  4. Hey Tricia! Thanks for the comment on my blog! We are very excited about our new addition!! sound busy busy!! I hope everything is going well for you now a with few months under your belt! It's hard working full time and being a full time wife and mommy! (I have found that making lunches at night is a BIG help!--Sometimes I still dread doing it but it feels so good in the morning when it's DONE!)
    I took too long of a break from my blog and it feels so good to be back! I'll be looking forward to another post from you! :) Have a great week!!