November 10, 2010

Time keeps on ticking...

I remember the good old days, you know....when I not only had time to blog regularly but I also had the ability to process words into full sentences that fit nicely into coherent paragraphs and formed somewhat entertaining blog posts. Now, I'm lucky if I can type my password correctly on the first try.

I love my new job, I really do. I love the doors that its opening (especially the door to my office with a window, of course) and I appreciate the fact that I have been given the opportunity to meet so many neat people and become involved in a number of exciting things that are going on around campus.

The thing is....I'm struggling. I really am. I can't seem to get my head above water and I would estimate that I spend at least 50% of my week sitting in meetings, commuting to meetings, or scheduling more meetings. I have piles of projects that I need to be working on, my house is a wreck (OK, I'll be honest, it probably isn't that bad), my weight is sky rocketing out of control and I am exhausted. Yet, all I can think about is, "Oh BEEEEEPPP I still haven't started the budgets," and they're due on Monday...all 6 months worth.

I have tried closing my door, scheduling time for myself, staying late, putting off other tasks...but nothing seems to work. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to get to those blasted budgets. ugh! Every single time I try to start them, something crazy stupid happens. Take today for example, I had scheduled myself to do nothing but budget work this afternoon. I didn't get into my office until 11:00 (after attending 2 early morning meetings) and was ecstatic to discover that not only was my email box full but one of the messages was a notice that the electricity to our entire building would be shutting off at 3:30. Are you kidding me?! Really? They couldn't have discovered the deadly oil leak yesterday when I actually left for the day around 3:00? sigh.....

Until I get those things done I won't be able to concentrate on anything else. I'm The good news about that is that I will then possibly have more free time, and perhaps even more good material, to blog regularly again.


  1. It will get better! I was going through that in August and September and now I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    Good Luck - we will be waiting on the other side!

  2. Hello fellow Hawkeye!! Thank you for visiting The Millennial Housewife. I love your blog and the concept behind it. I am a stay at home mom who used to be a full time working mom. It is HARD! Glad to "meet" you and am always excited when another Hawkeye fan stops by! Go Hawks!

  3. Thanks Heather! That is so sweet of you!