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    Quote Originally Posted by JKfmAustin View Post
    I pee on sticks on weekdays....and weekends.

    I wake up and pee on a stick. I obsess for a while. I eat lunch. I pee on a stick again. I obsess a little more. I eat dinner. Pee on a stick again and obsess some more. I go to sleep and repeat the next day.
    Oh how I remember those days!

    DH wakes me up enough to tell me goodbye at 5:30 AM. I go back to sleep until whenever one of the girls are up. If Alyssa (6) is up first, I confess she gets herself and her sisters dressed and feeds them breakfast. If Caitlyn (2) is up first I get her up and eating breakfast. I then usually eat and check my e-mail. Then we start on school. I get the girls started and go over any new material. I check my e-mail (FB, pg.org..) again and surf the web while Alyssa finishes her work. We then go over any questions or problems the girls had with their work. This all takes until lunch. After lunch we have something most days be it Story Time at the library, piano lessons, or shopping. I have a couple hr break on a day that we happen to not have anything going on in the afternoon, then I start on making dinner and cleaning the house before DH gets home. I normally have dinner on the table when he gets here at 5 and the house picked up by that time. Thrown in there somewhere is helping Alyssa practice the piano and grading her papers and lesson plans.

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    During the week it's wake up at 5:30, wonder why I'm awake...finally fall back asleep until alarm goes off at 6:45. Ignore it until between 7 and 7:15. Jump in shower while DH shaves then trade off - I dry hair while he finishes up. (Very long hair- takes awhile to get it half dry) Wonder what I'm going to wear, and why I didn't bother figuring it out the night before. Find my badge and pager and go down to feed dogs before joining DH in the car. If I'm lucky we're carpooling and I can brush my hair and chat with DH before he drops me off at the hospital. (He works just down the hill, so carpooling is a lovely option).

    Try to get to my desk before 8:30 with varying degrees of success...unlock my cubby and set up the laptop. Sneak into breakroom and make a PB&J sandwich for breakfast while the computer is booting up (seriously! It takes freaking for-ev-er before I can actually do anything).

    Chat with coworker as we organize our day - between the two of us we manage patients at two hospitals so we live and breath by our spreadsheet which is usually about 7 pages long. Most days we're ready to head out no later than 10 am. Over the next 4-6 hours (or more) we then travel to 6 different floors and 9 different units. I insist on no more than two flights of stairs up, but will do as many as needed down...and that can be as many as 13 flights if I'm going from the top most floor of one hospital to my car, which is in the basement of the parking garage below the other hospital. LOL Is it any wonder I've lost 14 lbs since starting this position? Usually finish up the day back at the desk, updating the spreadsheet and making follow up phone calls, leave around 5 and hopefully home by 6'ish.

    Once home, DH and I usually look at each other blankly when the subject of food comes up - I'm embarrassed to say how often we eat out simply because we either haven't planned ahead or we're just too dang tired to cook. Let the dogs in and play with them, feed them supper and try to get something basic done around the house...dishes or a load of laundry, but, have to admit that a lot of stuff just doesn't get done as often as it should.

    My day is the easier of ours...DH has his regular job at the University, and two side jobs, one of which is where he is now - fixing yet another incredibly old computer for a company that aggravates me so much I'll not say more about it. Suffice it to say that they do not know how much trouble they are going to have, when he finally tells them he won't be working there anymore.

    For the last few weeks I've ended most of my days falling asleep on the loveseat before 10 pm while watching TV. THe high points of my TV viewing is TIVO'd episodes of the Simpson's with DH while eating TV, and NCIS and BONES, which I only watch when he's gone. That pesky degree in anthropology with special interest in forensic archeology makes DH an annoying person to have around when watching procedural shows. He just can't help pointing out all the science/technology mistakes on the shows! (Probably the same reason we don't watch medical shows, he was once pre-med, I'm a RN, and we've both spent WAY too much time in hospitals).

    Not very exciting, huh? This past weekend, I helped DH on Sunday at the Olympic Oval. He's one of the electronic timers for US speed skating, and the National Short Track championships were this past weekend. I was a line judge for part of the morning on Sunday, and then that afternoon, I helped escort some of the athletes down for mandatory doping testing. Nothing like following an athlete into a stinky locker room while they change out of skin suits and dry off their skates. No privates were exposed, however they are not a shy bunch. LOL It was an interesting experience, to say the least. It's amusing that we are involved in this as DH and I are not even remotely athletic.

    And now, it's past 10 pm and I'm dead tired. I should go figure out what I'm going to wear tomorrow, but I think I'll just get the doggies to bed and crawl in myself. Hopefully DH will be back home soon, so we can get some sleep and repeat this mad schedule we're on.
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    Bonita - Wow, Alyssa is a smart and very capable little girl! Only 6 and she gets her other 2 sisters up, dresses them, and feeds them? I'm impressed! Next month H turns 5, so she's only about a year younger, and I can't even imagine her doing that! Does one year make that much difference? Or am I babying H too much?

    Carole - I think you're life is pretty interesting! How neat to be involved in a job helping 'stinky' Olympic athletes And it sounds like your DH is a real go-getter, working 3 jobs! Too cute about him wanting to analyze everything 'procedural.' I bet that is annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLSunshineMom View Post
    Bonita - Wow, Alyssa is a smart and very capable little girl! Only 6 and she gets her other 2 sisters up, dresses them, and feeds them? I'm impressed! Next month H turns 5, so she's only about a year younger, and I can't even imagine her doing that! Does one year make that much difference? Or am I babying H too much?
    I think it is because 1. I am lazy, 2. She is the oldest and it is pretty normal for a first child to take on a lot more responsibility, and 3. She sees her sisters (especially Caitlyn) like big dolls and taking care of them is play to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I think it is because 1. I am lazy, 2. She is the oldest and it is pretty normal for a first child to take on a lot more responsibility, and 3. She sees her sisters (especially Caitlyn) like big dolls and taking care of them is play to her.
    I don't think you're being lazy. It's called SMART!

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