Monday, August 10, 2009

The New Normal..almost

So I got a little taste of my soon to be "new normal" (being unemployed) this week and all I have to say is that I may need to starting take some super vitamins.

So far I have survived a trip to the coast, two trips to the water park, and a trip to the zoo with the myself. Don't get me wrong -I had a great time, but right now I am so freakin tired my eyes feel like there's a slow acid drip eating away at them. Sweet.

My boys are loving this new routine - I can tell they're trying to figure out what they could have possibly done that was so awesome as to deserve all of these exciting adventures with Mommy.

However, they're not going to be to happy when they wake up tomorrow morning and find out they have to go to school/daycare - at least for another whopping four days as that is all I have left to work. Quite frankly they're going to be pissed off and I completely understand - I don't want to go to work tomorrow either. Like I said in my last post, I'm actually looking forward to spending more time with the boys while there's still a good chunk of summertime left. And isn't there such a thing as "short timers" syndrome - or does that only apply to high school seniors?

Anyway, I also have a gnawing feeling that I am going to jump through all the hoops to get signed up for unemployment and Cobra to just turn around and not need it. At least that's my hope..sort of. Does that even make sense?? I do want this layoff to be a temporary thing, but just not too temporary. How crazy is that? I must sound like a complete idiot!

Oh well, if I do sound like a raving lunatic I'm placing the blame squarely on my fatigued body, my water-logged brain, my sunburned back and the stomachache I have from eating a Big N Tasty at McD's this afternoon with the kids!


Sprite's Keeper said...

Actually, it's perfectly understandable. I would love to be able to keep a foot in both worlds. Sometimes, I wonder about staying home with Sprite and ache for it, but money just won't allow it. If it did, I think I would jump the corporate ship a little TOO quickly.

Bex said...

if you don't sound like a complete lunatic ... why are you blogging in the first place? didn't you get the memo that blogs are for lunatics? ;-)

water park, zoo ... such is my life. but i think my kids totally take it for granted. when i was growing up that was such a rare treat. now it IS the norm.

great post!

Casey said...

Well you are a lunatic but not because of your post. ;)

I'm glad you're going to get a short break to spend with the boys. It's effing HARD to be home all day, isn't it? We're always on the go or else the kids will revolt and take over the household.