News at Home: Back to work 🙁
Summer is over y’all. I could cry, I’m so not ready. This is the first summer that I feel like I’ve done pretty much nothing – even my blogging has been abysmal – and I’m still exhausted and not ready. Of course, I’m writing this at 5 am because I woke up at 3:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep… which is the story of my life these days, so that could explain the exhaustion.
I go back tomorrow, but this week has already had more work blips than I would like. Monday my team met at the school – I was there from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – and when I went to my job at the gym that night I was EXHAUSTED. Part of the reason was that, like today, I woke up at 3 a.m. and wasn’t able to get back to sleep up 7 a.m. (which would be fine IF I didn’t have to get to work and could nap mid-day). I did some planning work at home several days this week. And then yesterday my brother and his boyfriend came with me to the school to setup my classroom. Good news? Fastest setup I’ve EVER completed. We were done in about 4 – 4.5 hours. I have details to finish, but if kids were coming tomorrow, I’d survive. I think part of the speed was that this was the first year I’ve been able to setup a classroom I’ve already established and actually didn’t have to tear down every piece. The other? This is my 5th year, I know what I’m doing and what doesn’t matter. Oh and I’m way more organized than ever before. I hope all this is a good sign for the school year to come, because this girl is not going to handle working late this year. 4 p.m. and I’m out!
This was my last week working at the gym and I’m relieved. I love the job and my gym, but I know I just don’t have the energy for it. I do plan to keep working out though, as that helps with energy and strength that I’ll need for delivery. Not to mention my mood is just better when I’m going to the gym.
I also sat down with my doula this week. It was a great meeting – very confidence building. This was our first official sit-down since I hired her. She came at 2:30 to my house and didn’t leave until 5:30. I was shocked and very grateful for the time she put in. We went over my birth plan, making edits based on her knowledge and understanding of my goals – we made one version for her and another, less detailed one for the hospital. I feel really confident about her ability to support me. She met my husband and they immediately started talking is Spanish which was a big part of why I chose her – and I could see it bring his comfort level way up, so huge win. He’s 100% fluent in English, but as his first language, he’s more comfortable in Spanish. I’ve decided on a natural, unmedicated birth and I’m hoping to labor at home as long as possible. I’m not against an epidural, I just think I’ll actually be happier with the freedom not having one gives me. And considering the pretty tough surgeries I’ve had over the past few years I feel like I should be okay. My step-son’s mom (mother of 3 kids) told me this week that, in her opinion, the recoveries I’ve had from surgery – especially the skin removal – are way harder than given birth. So that was good to hear.
Oh – and for those that are wondering – I’m 34 weeks as of yesterday. So I have 6 weeks until my due date, but Dante would be full term anywhere from 3 weeks to 8 weeks. Since we’re moving in September, I’m hoping for 8 weeks, tired though I am.
Oh! And my husband completed his electricity and air conditioning technician certification this week. He had a small graduation ceremony and I’m so incredibly proud of him. He’s not a “school person” and was ready to give up after the first class. But three months later and lots of late night classes and studying he did it. It will mean a raise at work plus more job security/opportunities in the future – just the sort of thing for him to have under his belt with a new baby on the way.
I think that’s it for me this week!
I’m seriously going to TRY to keep updating y’all as I go back to work. I don’t even know where to start with reviews, I’m so far behind… I may just pick some favorites I read over the summer and try to share some reviews with y’all if I get my blogging mojo back.
If you’re doing the Reading Assignment Challenge, the giveaway is up for Summer Semester report cards! Time to start thinking about your fall semester – registration begins August 15th 🙂
Last Week on the Blog
- [1 Aug] 2019 Reading Assignment Challenge | Summer Semester Report Card #2019HW
- [3 Aug] #MyTBRL ~ August 2019 ~ 2 ARCs and a New Release. #vote
- [4 Aug] Sunday Post with Berls | Back to Work 🙁