Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Twisted & Tightly Wrapped

This is my busiest time of the year at work. There just aren't enough hours in the day for work. The people at work want me to work more hours, or work from home. But there's only so much I could even do at home, if I wanted to. The billing, reregistration, statements, and millions of other things have to be done from my desk at work.

I don't want to do school work from home. There's more than enough of my own work here. There aren't enough hours in the day at home, either. Mama Sisyphus, pushing a boulder of accumulated stuff around the house every day. From my vantage point here in the dining room/makeshift office, I see bills, medical benefits claim forms, unsent birthday cards, school & library books, unfinished cross stitch, teaching materials for my church class, newspapers, diabetes detritus, and a floor that needs sweeping. Everything needs attention here, just as the pile of papers on my desk that won't get any smaller until I attend to them, one by one.

Listen, universe. I'm asking for a change. I want to write instead of process paperwork. I want to have the time to keep my house in order. I would like to be less tightly wrapped.

While we're at it, how about a cure for diabetes? An end to war? A way to combine chocolate consumption & weight loss?


Shannon said...

Hang in there!

Is there anyway to assign chores to the kids?

And if you ever find the secret to eating chocolate without the weight gain, I will be your best friend forever ;)

Jillian said...

I hope it settles down soon! I would be totally overwhelmed with all you're dealing with.
I'm with Shannon if you ever find that chocolate secret, share it!