but dangit, I have gotten out of the habit of posting and I really need to get back in, so you'll just have to bear with me while I get my groove back. (Heh...I almost typed "bare with me" which would give a completely different and somewhat unsettling meaning to that sentence)
It does look like the crazy busy hours at work are mostly over. I actually left the office before 9:00 pm every night last week. And (knock wood) I will get to take my 9/80 day this coming Friday. I shouldn't whine about my job because the chances of still having it this time next year are getting slimmer by the day, but it's possible to be grateful about having something while at the same time being annoyed by it, right? I mean, that dynamic pretty much applies to my husband or my kids at least once a week.
Anyway, with the crazy busy hours winding down, I hope to get caught up on the housework. Right now it looks like I'm gunning for a spot on How Clean is Your House. (Oh, the pop culture references I can make now that I have cable!) Husband has been awesome about keeping up with the laundry and dishes and general picking up but keeping the house clean is really a two-man job. If I were a good mother I would have taught my kids to do all the cleaning and they would have chores so they would clean on a regular basis without having to be told what to do and when to do it. I need to look into that, even though it will seriously damage my slacker mom cred.
OK, I'm off to mop the bathroom. Wish me luck!