Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Feeling A Bit Overwhelmed

My husband is gone long hours for his new job, plus it is tax season.  This means that all household/child related tasks fall onto me.  I am also working 4 days a week most weeks, sometimes even 5.  Although, my hours are not long and my job is not hard, I do spend all that time on my feet and by the time I get home my feet ache!  Add this to trying to cut the grocery budget, deep clean each room of my house and just save money in general, it is overwhelming. 

I am a homebody and I have always known that I am not cut out to work a full time job and raise a family.  I have a great respect for those woman who do this.  I rarely have a day anymore to just stay home and I miss it.  I am looking forward to spring break and being able to have a few days to stay at home.

I have slowly been working on filling my freezer with crock pot meals that I can just dump in a turn on.  I think this will help me alot to not have to worry about food costs and what is for dinner. 

I have also slowly been deep cleaning each room and then making sure to maintain it so that it is not such a daunting task to get done the next time.  Hopefully this will help also.

OK I feel better now getting that off my chest.  I'll be back with a couple project posts soon :)

8 comments:

  1. It is a hard adjustment to leave home everyday and it does take it's tole. Put your feet up for a while when you come home!

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  2. It's hard not to have a day to "get things done". I used to work from home on Fridays, & even though I had calls/was working the entire day, it was so easy to throw a load of laundry in, start a pot of soup, empty the dishwasher between calls, etc. It really felt like my "recharge" day. When I had to give that up, I seriously considered going to part-time.

    It's been a few years, & I still miss it terribly. Hope you get a chance to rest, catch up on life & the house in the next week!

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  3. Oh you, poor thing. I'm sorry you have so much on your plate. Maybe, you should slow down with deep cleaning until after the tax season?:) Take it easy!

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  4. It is super hard to work full time and maintain a house. I feel like I'm always on the go! Sometimes it just takes awhile to get adjusted to the new routine. I know you weren't planning to work this many days right? And Tax Season is temporary and almost over. Keep up the good work!

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  5. It is hard to work and maintain a home. I feel like I'm going all the time. But I thought you were planning to work less days - could you cut back any? And remember Tax Season is temporary. So just keep your eyes on April 16? It's hard but you can do it. Just prioritize - maybe the deep clean can wait.

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  6. I can related- it is hard to work outside of the home and then feel like you're doing a good job at home too! I struggle with a good balance between the 2. On an unrelated note- we changed our cable! Cut our bill a lot... I can send info home with kid #3 if you want :)

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    1. I would love the info about the cable! Please do send it home! Thanks so much!

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