Happy Friday!

How is the week over already??? Today is my last day with Eric, kid-free, until the end of the month. He has tomorrow off too, which should be a good, relaxing at home, family day. Sunday he is taking our oldest, Nora, out-of-town to a baptism and then that evening he leaves for Ft. Dodge to start his week with clinic there Monday. He’s commuting this week and then on-call the following, so my time with him will be very limited again for two weeks. I’m a but bitter he’s traveling out-of-town with Nora Sunday to a family baptism… I don’t think he actually wants to go to the baptism, or even feels he has the time to go, being he’ll get home and have to leave right away again. It’s more he feels a need to show up at family events. I think what he fails to remember though, is that all the others at the baptism are teachers who have their weekends free… Oh how life would be different if Eric’s schedule was M-F 8-5. No, I’m not saying teacher life is easy, or even that all teachers have nice hours, but I happen to know how his cousins’ spend their weekends, thanks to many Facebook posts.

Most of this week with Eric has been spent at coffee shops, as he’s studying for his oral boards he’ll take in February, I think. Which means in three weeks when he’s off work again, he’ll be studying, again. I’ve been coming to coffee shops with him, in between mom’s clubs get-togethers, mainly so we can still spend time together despite his constant nose in the book, highlighter in hand. We’ve been dropping off and picking up the girls from daycare together. I wonder if they wonder what the heck it is we do??

Speaking of daycare, I’ve noticed a lot of teachers are out with influenza. I was browsing Facebook this morning and came across a post with people arguing about how the flu shot causes the flu and is otherwise unsafe. Da people. Just da. If you don’t believe in vaccinations or the flu shot you might as well just stop following my blog now. Fine, don’t get the flu shot or vaccinations, get sick and die. Survival of the fittest I guess… You realize people are dying from the flu, right? Don’t even bother commenting, let’s not argue. Just stop reading my posts. I don’t want to argue. Rather, spend your time doing actual, peer-reviewed research on the safety and necessity of vaccinations and flu shots. End rant.

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4 thoughts on “Happy Friday!

  1. Just a suggestion… Have you considered writing an entry about what your ideal life would look like? I think you may find many of the answers you’re looking for in that entry.

    Also, are these items that stress you things you truly want to do? The path of a stay at home is that you have primary responsibilities of the children and home, yet you’re outsourcing these responsibilities. Why is that? Sure no one lives to do laundry and other chores, but that comes with the territory.

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    1. As far as why we outsource… well, to be completely honest, we can afford it, so why not? I dislike household chores, so having someone else do them is nice.
      I don’t think I was ever meant to be a sahm. I’m not sure how long you’ve been reading but I originally quit working when the NICU told us to keep Nora away from others for her first year of life. And then again when Nadia was also born premature. And then with our move, well, I haven’t gone back to work yet, although have been pondering the idea… I’d love to own a coffee shop, but scared of the investment and failure rates of small business.

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