view sourceprint? 01 Ramblings from a Ranch Wife: September 2010

Random Thought:

"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Back to Work

How do moms with full time 9-5 jobs do it?  I started teaching at GBC this fall, I'm only teaching 2 classes, 6 credits total, and I feel like I am about to go under!  Seriously, I teach for 75 minutes a day, 4 days a week.  I can't keep my house clean, I don't cook, unless I have to feed a cowboy crew.  I'm horrible about returning phone calls or emails, and I haven't been on top of the laundry in this house for what feels like a month!  Don't get me started on how far behind I am on my cinch orders!

Today I was supposed to help preg check the remainder of our breeder heifers.  And feed the crew lunch afterwards.  Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I didn't have a babysitter, and since we got home so late last night the Cowboss thought he could get by without my help outside, as long as I cooked a good lunch for everyone.  (You know, sure I will watch the boys for an hour or two so you can run to town and get groceries....I can only watch them for 2 hours and I need you to stop at the hardware store, feed store, and auto parts stores and get this this this and this.  What do you mean you didn't have time to get groceries to and have to go back tomorrow?)  So we got up at 5:30...these kids do not sleep in.  I made a baked cheese steak, pasta salad, cabbage salad, and brownies.  Got 2 loads of laundry done, and the table set just in time for Travis to call at 11 and say that there were 5 of them and they were on their way to the house for lunch.  A crew of 7 guys came in for lunch.  Got that all cleaned up just in time to run to the High School and pick  up the babysitter.  I dropped her and the boys off and was 5 minutes late for class.  Of course I didn't get my homework done in time, and felt so unprepared for class!  I feel like I just run and run and run and don't make any progress at all!