Back to Work

So it’s my first day back and SO FAR SO GOOD. I wore shoes (and not houseslippers like I did to Geyers last week), and so far I’ve remembered all my logins & passwords and how to transfer phone calls. I’ve been busy enough to keep my mind here, so I haven’t missed the girls too much. Yet.

This morning before I left them at Mama Taylor’s, I was talking to Kaity and telling her to be a good girl (like she could be anything else) and I said to her, “Don’t tell Mama everything,” and she smiled a HUGE gummy grin like she was laughing out loud. It was utterly fantastic and made my day.

Claira, on the other hand, is going to have a real adjustment to our new schedule. It’s not that she doesn’t want to go to Mama’s – she’s in heaven, I’m sure. But she’s not the kind of kid who likes big changes, and we were finally getting settled at home while I was there. And she REALLY doesn’t like it when someone else has to wake her up, and for a few weeks we’ll have to do that until she’s adjusted. She had a very tearful morning and really wanted to be held while Greg & I were both trying to get ready and out the door on time.

I’ve already started getting myself up earlier than everyone else. Well, let’s say I PLANNED to get up earlier than everyone else so I could have MY time and get things done, but Miss Kaity has decided she’s an early bird and is waking me up even before my alarm goes off at 5 am. Ugh – remember my previous posts about sleep deprivation??? I’m right there and I don’t think I can sacrifice much more sleep without doing myself (or someone else) some harm at this point… I’ve been having dizzy spells the past couple of days and have decided it’s because I’m sleep deprived.

I really want to get us settled into our new routine and make sure they get used to the way things are going to be, so Greg & I can get settled and relax, too… With his work schedule spanning long hours sometimes, and my online classes, we each have our own priorities to add to the mix, but getting the girls settled in and “normalized” is my main goal. If anybody has any suggestions, I’ll gladly welcome them…

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