Monday, March 31, 2008

Bits and Bobs

Sory about the 4-day absence. I just didn't have time on Friday and the weekend just disappeared.
Friday was Gak's last day at Game Stop. Saturday he started back at the UPS store. This meant he was home by 3:30. It was a great change. Friday night and most of Saturday I was in an unsettled, grumpy, tired, just not good mood. I tried not to take it out on Gak, but I failed. Miserably actually. I wish I could be better at not doing that. I'm sure he's tired of me apologizing for my bad behavior, and I really, truly do know better. I just can't seem to do what needs to be done. I could blame the hormones, and to a point that's true... but it's not the whole story. Oh well. I just have to work harder in the future. He deserves better than a cranky wife.
Sunday we had people over. Well, we thought we were going to have several people over at around 2. Well, Stuart showed up around 2:30 or 3 and Scott showed up around 4-ish. I felt bad because I was so tired, I just kinda hid in the bedroom most of the afternoon. It was OK though. Gak was walking Stu through Vampire creation. I wasn't sure I'd draw one up, but I did. We got to get about 10 minutes of play time in. We'll try and pick it up again in two weeks.
I was hoping to have enough people over to get the furniture put together, but that didn't happen either. The crib looks easy enough to put together, I just can't do it by myself and this is something Gak and I just shouldn't do together. We can do lots of things together, but putting together furniture and cooking are two things that we shouldn't attempt. Mostly thanks to my temper and Gak's "style", for lack of a better word, of doing things. It can, and does, get ugly fast. Therefore, we tend to avoid the situation if at all possible. I know the wardrobe will be easy enough to put together, it's from IKEA.
In other news, I still feel like I'm floundering at work. I can't seem to prioritize anything or get anything meaningful accomplished. I just feel like I'm chasing my tail in circles and I'm getting dizzy. And cute as a dizzy ratling may be, it's not very fun.
I had another doctor's appointment this morning. It went well. I actually lost 3 lbs, but there's no need to worry. Everything else is going well. I guess I'm having more better than worse days when it comes to eating.
Gak's knee on the other hand is getting worse. (I think the weather today had a bit to do with it though...) Since he didn't have to be in until 1-ish, he went with me to the appointment. (I'm glad he did. I know how much he loves to hear the heartbeat. I really do want him involved, this is his baby too!) While waiting for the doctor, his knee popped or went out about every third step he took. He said, yet again, that he was going to call the doctor when we got home. Well, I've heard that story before, so I took matters into my own hands. I called for him. He's got an appointment in the morning. I'm not sure what our family doc can do for him, but she can at least suggest a specialist if needs be or something to try in the mean time. We really don't need his knee to go out while he's walking around with Boo.
I have an asthma appointment on Thursday myself. It's been good so far, but I think we're heading into allergy season again. I'm over the cold, but I'm still way more congested than usual. It's all clear, thick viscous ick.
We also have an appointment at one of the daycare places we're looking at tomorrow morning as well. I'd like to get a couple of options from a couple of different places, so we can make a real decision. I've got to talk with my boss(es) and see if I can't work something out. With Gak's normal schedule, if I play my cards right and am able to take a slightly longer lunch, we could possibly only do 4 half-days of daycare. Gak will be able to watch Boo all morning, and then I'd be able to run home and drop them off where they need to be by the time Gak needs to go to work. We wouldn't even need a second car. The only times this could cause a problem is when Gak would have to work open to close when Mike's on vacation. This will be at least 3 weeks out of the year. I do have some volunteers to watch him, but I'd like to use them on an emergency or occasional basis. I'm sure this wouldn't cause problems and if I play my cards right, I may even be able to work half-days from home those days. Who knows. (Can you tell I'm really trying to figure out how to reduce the amount of time we have to have Boo in daycare? I know it's not a bad thing, but... they're not family and they're not me... I'm selfish and want my boy to myself!) I do know that by the time he's 2 or 3 we'll possibly end up with him in a full-day preschool situation. I saw how much good it did Zoe. She was so much more ready for school by the time she went to Kindergarten. I don't just mean the reading and writing thing, but in the social aspects. She was used to listening to other adults and knew how to play well with other kids who weren't family. That knowledge in and of itself is priceless. The being able to read and write well is a bonus. (Although, I hope Boo takes after me, I was reading quite well by the time I started Kindergarten, and within the first few months is when I started reading Nancy Drew books... handwriting on the other hand... is not the strong suit of either Gak or myself...)
Anyhow, I've got to wrap this up because I've got another meeting soon and I really need to try and figure out what's going on with a few of these requests before then.
Peace to all and may the pieces fall into place and the bad moods not last too long.

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