Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Constantly Playing Catch Up

I have no routine or pattern to my days anymore. I’m not OCD, at least I don’t think so, but I need structure. I’m like a child that way, lol. Here’s what’s been going on and why I’m in and out so much.

First of all, the Mister reenlisted for another four years of the Marine Corps. So much debate, so much back and forth, so many headaches. Only time will tell if it’s the right decision or not but either way, I’m glad it’s done. I’m watching my bank account like a hawk waiting for the bonus to be deposited because yes, we’re greedy and we have a poor attitude  and there would have been NO, and I mean no, reenlistment without it. That’s all I want to say on this subject.

Secondly, the Mister and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on Sunday. To say we celebrated is a bit of an exaggeration but we did manage to  fit in dinner out with the girls after shopping at the commissary. We’re wild and crazy.

Next, work has been all over the place for me. I’ve had two repeat customers asking me to do more work for them this past week and another client that was supposed to have given me work clear back in October but couldn’t because of the economy offer me some hours. I dropped a client who was insane (just my opinion but I think they were just a bit.) and I’m continuing work with the two clients that I consider to be my main client base. They’re long term and I love them both. LOVE! I’ve been working for almost a year now and have discovered that what I do is very much a roller coaster. Some months I have five clients, some only two Some weeks I have multiple projects and many hours of work and some I only have one project and just a few hours of work. Good thing that I can go with the flow.

We’ve also been dealing with the youngest and her “issues”. I think I’ve said in the past how she’s been diagnosed with ADHD. Well, we’ve been getting her tested and reevaluated with a different pediatrician, psychologist, speech pathologist, and a brand new developmental pediatrician. My life has been a whirlwind of doctor’s visits, filling out patient history forms that are more like novellas, tracking down old patient records, and trying to get everything scheduled so that as little school as possible is missed. Today was insane as I had to pick both kids up early from school in the pouring freaking rain because of a scheduling snafu. And NONE of these doctors are in the town we live in. The closest is 25 miles away and the furthest is about 55 miles away.  It sucks but theses are the sacrifices that you make for your children. Hopefully, we’ll be able to find someone who can give us a definitive diagnosis and that can offer real help because through three states, four psychologists, and so many pediatricians that I’ve lost count, nobody has been able to help us help her and it’s been a hard and long road.

With summer around the corner and several family members threatening to come down for a visit, heheh, I have no idea when or if things will get back to normal.


  1. Wow, I didn't realize how close your guys' anniversary was to ours. Happy 13th!

  2. Belated Happy Anniversary!

    I hope you get the answers you need about the youngest. Please let me know how it works out. Our roller coaster has been relatively calm lately except for an "incident" at school last week (cringe). They're few and far between but still......well, you know.

  3. Pam~~I replied to you back on your blog but, me either!

    Dana~~Thanks. We've already been making some progress with the kid. We really need to talk, lol. I want to know about the "incident".


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