Tuesday, October 7, 2008
busy working mom
Work has been unbelievable. It is go go go all the time. No time to check my forums, no time to visit galleries, sometimes no time for lunch... I am taking care of 59 publications. I have to "be there" from start to finish and sort out any problems, especially the ones that surprise us in the finish line. Since the reorganization here at work the new motto is "no surprises", but it has been hard to avoid them. It seens we always find something wrong on the last minute and then it is crazy to try and fix it before the advertised release date. The world is not going to end if people find out late how many bottles of wine were sold in a determined state.... but it sure feels like the world is going to end if we get it wrong. We are serious about statistics. Then again, the world might end if we get the consumer price index wrong and send our economy broke because of wrong decisions made based on the numbers we provide. If you got curious about where I work, check out our website here: http://www.abs.gov.au/
Why do I do it? Well, I didn't say I am not happy, I am just busy! I actually love when there is a meltdown and I can "save the day", love it! Friends, recognition and praise, I think that is why I work!
I am talking about work, 1. just so you know my life is not only kids and scrapbooking LOL, and 2. because I am trying to justify why I have dropped off the face of the Earth in the forums and galleries.
After I get home from work? First, take care of the kids. Pick them up from care, feed them, entertain them until daddy gets home, give them a bath (with hubby's help thank God) and get them to bed. Second, we have to get the house sorted, cleaning up dishes and the mess I usually make cooking dinner (that is why I love take away, less mess to clean up) Sometimes I have to do the laundry, but I like to leave those kind of chores to weekends. Third, hubby and me time, lets not give you too much info on this, LOL, but it has been quiet, usually means sitting together in front of the TV. Sometimes the kids still haven't settled, so it is more work to get them to sleep.
Lastly, scrapbooking, when hubby goes to sleep and I should go to bed get some sleep, I go play with scrapbooking instead. I try to fit it in whenever I can, the hard part is that I try to dedicate weekends to family time, so you can see there is not much scrapbooking time on my schedule...
So, tell me, WHEN do YOU scrapbook? I might get some ideas :)
Posted by Michelle Filo at 11:07 PM