I'm exhausted. It's 9:30 pm and I'm about to pass out. Today was my first day at my new job. Great job, I love it..I've never seen so many people happy to see an HR person - amazing - my desk had cards signed by everyone and a plant, lunch dates fill my calendar the rest of the week - it's nuts. But that's not the point of this blog - just my tired mind going off track.
Anyway, everyone used to tell me "I don't know how you do it - 3 kids, full time work, school...I just don't know how you do it". I really never knew what the big deal was. Now I know. As of today, I officially have no idea how I did it - it must've been the Lord.
My day started innocently enough - I got up at the crack of dawn (5:30ish with Amaya). I got the kids lunches ready and got them all dressed and out the door, then headed out myself at 7:30. No problem. Had a great commute - okay, it was just okay, because I had Jermaine's car and I couldn't figure out how to get the radio on (since his ipod was at home) and had to sit in silence until I randomly hit a button and NPR came on. Then I had to listen to NPR for the remaining 35 minutes - which stunk, since it repeats itself every 10 minutes. No traffic though - just a bunch of pine trees.
By the time I arrived home at 6:40 I was so hungry I thought I'd skip the whole meal preparation thing and just eat the refrigerator. But before I could do that, I had to feed 2 out of 3 kids, hold Amaya who was excited to see me and give each child a little one on one (I must stress "a little"). It was Amelle's first day of Kindergarten, so I wanted the details on that. Then I had to prepare their lunches for tomorrow and get all their clothes together for the next morning, then bathe them, then read them a story, then put them to sleep, do a load of laundry, clean up the dinner mess, then chat with Avery who has made it a habit of coming downstairs to chat for a few minutes after I put him to bed, then say "Hello" to my husband, then answer personal e-mails and now blog and soon go to sleep. I'm pooped.
How I ever squeezed school in, I'll never know.
Now I finally understand how people could never understand how I did it. It was definitely the Lord.