Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crazy is about to get Crazier

And no I'm not having another baby yet because that would be crazy.

Just the weekend left and then crazy gets a heck of a lot crazier around here. It's back to work and school for this family. It's going to be another fast and furious start, but I feel better. I ended last school year feeling defeated, depressed, unsure, and just absolutely exhausted from the mental toll of work combined with my personal life. But I'm starting this year confident, excited again, energized and ready to take on this year. With the conclusion of this summer, we have completed the transition of making the big move and home purchase from last school year. That is a huge weight off my shoulders so I'm hoping I can balance career and two kids as well as I did the first five months I did it when I returned to work after Kenzi because last year was just flat out not pretty at times.

It's going to be a busy one though. Nate has two classes this Fall and his internship in the Spring to complete his graduate program, but it's three classes in one school rather than six like last year. Averi starts Pre K this Fall so aside from the failed (because her teacher that I liked was fired) four months she spent in a daycare type setting last Fall this is her first "school" experience. She is super excited about meeting new friends. She also still has gymnastics and dance this Fall, possibly with a few weeks of trying soccer again (it didn't go so well last year). I am excited about my new schedule at work because it includes two electives I'm excited to take on but because I'm new at it I'm sure that will bring some of its own challenges. Some coworkers and I have signed up to run a 5 K in November so I'm hopefully fitting in two to three days of working out with them. I'm also signing my first contract to teach a composition college course at the local community college this Fall. I wasn't going to do it as much as I wanted to because I thought it would be too much, but they worked really well with me and gave me a class that starts at 4 and ends at 5:15. I was already going to have to work until 4:30 two days a week with a program I was going to pick up at work, and now I can do this instead and it's only 45 minutes added to the end of my work day. And I'll be able to fit in my workout between that 2:30-4:00 slot! I'm pretty excited about having the opportunity to teach there. I also finished my first book since I entered adulthood this past summer so I'm super excited to be working with some close friends and Lulu to get it revised and hopefully published sometime this Fall.  So it's going to be an exciting Fall. On top of all that, it's football season, all the holidays, and of course some family fun filled weekends here at the Glenns. I love to be busy; I am one of those people that doesn't know how to just sit still and relax (this is annoying even to myself sometimes), but I have written down a daily schedule for everyone to give us as much consistency as possible, we have a tentative meal plan such as Thursdays with gymnastics is pizza night and Wed with dance and Nate's grad class is crockpot or leftover night. I'm going to be able to do this and I have to keep telling myself this.

But I'm pumped up and excited now but I will forewarn you the energy will deflate at random points and I will probably be a blubbering, whiny woman. I'm sure at random points throughout this fall you will want to slap me, cry with me, laugh at me or with me because it's when the crazy gets crazier that posts like The Mom Fails of Multitasking ,Did you Shave your Legs for This?  Wal Mart: My frienemy, Superwoman or Nuts?, Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh, start coming. Sometimes to keep myself from having a pity cry I just have to turn on the humor.  My writing seems to get more creative and wacky and usually humorous when I'm stressed. It's my therapy so I appreciate all of you for being my listening ear. So if you're a praying person, say a prayer for my sanity to include lots of positivity, and wish us luck because it's going to be another crazy ride in this next chapter of the A & N show. I hope you visit back for the laughter and tears that are sure to come.

                                              We won't be any trouble, Mom, we promise.


  1. Wow that's a lot coming up! I feel exhausted just reading it. But I am not like you. I take it easy, real laid back, and roll with the punches. Know what I mean?

    Good luck this fall. I hope you accomplish everything you set out to do.

    1. I know what you mean. Many times I wish I was like that.

  2. Good luck in the fall. Seems like you're really going to be busy and I'm sure the kids wont' be any trouble. :) Hope you're having a great week.

  3. Good luck with everything! It sure does sound like you will be busy. Same here, there are days that go by and I think will it ever slow down. (And then it does) :) Have a wonderful week.

  4. Definitely sounds like a crazy schedule. I don't even know how to survive my week running after my toddler. THat's pretty much my job. Good luck with everything!