Bite Me, January


Just like many other Pittsburghers, I’m about done with winter.  Just sayin.

I keep looking at the ten day forecast to see if I have a 45 degree day to look forward to (sad, but true).  You wanna know what’s even more sad?  I don’t have a 45 degree day to look forward to.  But, I have plenty of other things to keep my mind off the weather.

My classes started on Monday.  They’re both online, two programming classes.  One is Visual Basic and the other is Java.  The Java book?  It’s gigantic.  I think it weighs more than Chloe.  So, just another thing to do during the day.

Every day that I’m on the new laptop, I discover something else that I don’t have on it.  Yesterday, it was the font I use for Downey’s House stuff.  Not a big deal, took me 2 minutes to find it, download it, and install it.  But I’m always wondering…”what do I need to download today?”  I never thought I’d be so busy without having a regular 40-hour-a-week job.  I’m at the restaurant 3 or 4 days a week, but that’s only for about 3 hours at a time.  The rest of the stuff gets done from my kitchen table.  But then there’s mom stuff…girl scouts and cookie sales, volunteering at school (which, for me, means orchestrating the Valentine’s Day party for Chloe’s class and helping once a week with computer class), homework, baths, signing up for softball (mental note:  do that this weekend), cleaning up messes.  I’ve been making a bit (just a bit) of regular money from my websites, so there’s maintenance to do on that.

Is there somewhere I can buy a couple more hours in the day?  Please?

But I’m not complaining…not one bit.  How awesome is it that we have our own business?  It’s awesome that I don’t HAVE TO HAVE a 40-hour-a-week job.  It’s awesome that we have two great kids and we can afford to do all this extra stuff with them.  And if my house looks a little messy?  Well, it’s still awesome.

So, dammit, have an awesome January day.

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