So it’s Friday, right? I almost missed posting again this week!
Busy busy is how I feel. Eric’s work hours are as intense as residency. Basically I can’t depend on him for any help at home, with Nora or otherwise. Not his fault, just how his profession works I guess. Not sure I’ll ever get used to it though. It’s harder here, being away from my friends and further from my family. I can see myself getting really lonely soon if I don’t find a way to connect with some people here. So far the only person I talk to regularly is the owner of Home Interiors. Sweet lady, older, and her store has AMAZING stuff, but… Well, let’s just say I left today feeling very discouraged. Earlier in the week the owner came to my home to get a feel for the space we’re working with, and today I went there to view some pieces. I found a bedroom set I love, for $15k. And then a sectional I thought was super neat, for $12k. Do people really spend that kind of money on furniture? I mean, do I just not know what stuff costs?? And she’s coming over Sunday afternoon to measure our windows for coverings. Dear God, how much will those cost??? I guess I need to talk to Eric tonight and find out how much we are actually interested in spending. The pieces are unique and I can only assume excellent quality, but geez that’s a ton of cash.
Since Eric is no help to me I need to hire some help I guess… I have a cleaning lady coming Tuesday to provide an estimate, and then there is help with Nora… I need some advice from those of you who know far more about this than me… I posted an ad for a part-time nanny on care.com. I got a ton of applicants, and so far I’ve narrowed it down to 11, but what do I do now? I can’t really interview all 11, can I? Should I? What do I ask them? Do we meet in person? At my house, or should I pick a public location? I just have no idea how to go about this now. And the thought of leaving Nora with a virtual stranger scares the heck outta me!
I also need to set up a fence install, as walking Kona to go to the bathroom is really getting old, and our sod was placed on Wednesday!! Which reminds me, I also need to hire lawn care and snow removal. Oh the list goes on and on.
Nora is still sleeping through the night, and I’m attempting to get her on a schedule during the day, but I’m not really trying all that hard. I have learned that she will take quite a nice nap, up to three hours, if I put her where she sleeps during the night, next to our bed in a rock n’ play. I was previously just letting her nap where she fell asleep, which was usually in the living room with me, in her swing, with the TV blaring and sun shining. I now see why that wasn’t the brightest idea. Live and learn.
I know I need to get out and about, making friends, actually do something with my days, but it feels so overwhelming to get ready, get Nora ready, pack her bag… I mean, it’s hard enough just getting to the grocery store! Maybe I’ll try to venture out for a walk with Nora yet this afternoon, and maybe take Kona too. Maybe. No promises!