Monday, January 3, 2011

three days in

2011 has gotten off to a decent start.

I'm finally getting over the virus that's plagued me since the day after Christmas. I wasn't a fan of spending my entire vacation in bed last week, but on the bright side it meant not having to take time off of work with no pay, since I haven't earned sick days yet. I'm still a bit "snotty" and my lymph nodes are a little sore, but I think I'll be back to 100% this week. I haven't been down and out like that in a long time.

Saturday, my first day out of bed for more than half the day, was project day at our house. We finally finished up some decorating - purchasing artwork for downstairs, our bedroom, and the guest room - and we bought a cabinet for the dining room to serve as much-needed storage. I didn't want people to be able to see inside of the cabinet, so we stole an idea from IKEA and placed fabric inside of it. I'll post pictures of some of the other home decor changes later this week.

After a long break from school and ten days off from work, it's back to the grind this week. Joey and I both went back to work today, I start classes tomorrow night, and Joey starts his classes next Monday night. Between the two of us, we're facing 80 work hours a week and 21 credit hours this semester. On Tuesday nights alone, I'll be in class from 6 pm - 10 pm (and did I mention I don't get home from work until 6 pm?). We've made a vow that we absolutely have to be patient with one another from now until the break between spring and summer. It's not going to be easy. It's going to be hard.

But I know we are doing the right thing to try and get ready for what's to come. :)

24 comments:

manymanymoons said...

So glad you're feeling better. It sounds like you're really confident that you are doing the right thing with school. That should make the difficult times easier to handle.

happy new year!!

Rita said...

I love what you did with that cabinet! It looks so chic!

Glad you're feeling better. Good luck to both you and Joey with classes! You'll both do great!

JL said...

Love the cabinet!

Your schedule sounds stressful, but you and Joey are going to get through it together and come out of the experience better for it!

Danielle said...

SUPER cute cabinet. Love it. We were both sick over the holidays too, no fun. Hope you're all well now.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad to hear that your virus is one it's way out. It took me a full 9 days to feel better, and I too am a little snotty still (yuk!). Hope work and school don't wear you down too much! Happy New Year sweetheart!

myTTCstory said...

Wow, that's a busy schedule! It makes me feel a little better about mine.

Sorry to hear you've been ill. Me and OH have been poorly over the Christmas period and it seems like such a waste!

Happy new year!

Stephanie said...

You can do it!! :) Glad you're feeling better, I was sick all last week too and it definitely was not fun.

And that cabinet rocks!

Kelly said...

Good luck with everything that's ahead!

AplusB said...

Sorry you were sick - no fun over the holidays! But glad you're feeling better now. The cabinet looks awesome!

Good luck adjusting to the new schedule, I'm sure it will be tough, but so worth it!

Rebecca said...

Glad you're feeling better! It sucks being sick during the only time you have off!! Especially from what sounds like a crazy schedule coming up. Good luck with it.

Love the cabinet. It looks so professional!

someday-soon said...

Happy you are feeling better! The cabinet looks great =) You and Joey have a crazy schedule but I'm sure you'll do fantastic.

Kim said...

Love the cabinet! That's a hefty schedule you and Joey are carrying, but it's so going to be worth it when it's over! So wise of you and Joey to plan on being extra kind, the stress can get to the best of us. Glad your feeling better.

Kakunaa said...

Wow...that's a lot of busy! Patience indeed! Remember to breathe a bit, too, okay? HUGS

S.I.F. said...

Glad you're feeling better lady! What a bummer to be sick over the holidays like that!

Waiting Lisa said...

Oooh, I love that cabinet. Your schedule sounds rough. Hang in there.

Josey said...

Love the cabinet!

YIkes - that's a lot of hours, but it will be worth it!

kayee said...

I was sick too last week - awful! But i felt the same way, as much as I was upset that I was sick on time off, at least I didn't have to worry about work.

BTW - I love the cabinet! Very nice!

Dawn said...

Hang in there and take a lot of deep breaths! Spring will be here before you know it and you both with be much closer to reaching your goals!

Trisha said...

Glad you're feeling better! I love the cabinet! Good luck with your upcoming classes--it will be so worth it!

Bean stalk ballads said...

Katie
Hi hon. I was hoping after so long away that things would have changed more for you than for me but I can see by your latest post (the one I wanted to comment on but couldn't figure out how to) that things have not.
I totally get how you feel. I feel like that too... often. I think its so hard and I wish with all my heart that it wasn't as tough as it is for you (and for me). Thank you for sharing. I don't feel so alone.

Another Dreamer said...

I love that stand.

I can't comment on your most recent post... I just wanted to say that I don't think you are. I can relate so well to every word you've written, and I often think the same of myself. But then I try to remind myself that the people that have stayed there by my side through all this, the bitterness, the loss, the pain... they are the people that are really worth keeping around. I struggle constantly with moving past my own pain and not being so bitter... it's hard and I don't have all the answers. I'm trying to reclaim my life, myself, from the web infertility wove around me. But it's hard. You are not alone, and I hope we both find our way out of this. Hang in there.

rebecca said...

I wasn't able to comment on your most recent post so wanted to post something here. I just wanted you to know you are not alone in harboring bitterness and feeling lonely, even now with the beginnings of this pregnancy I still do, because I know all to well that even now we could still lose everything as we did before. I've got my first appointment with a counselor this Friday as I too am so tired of holding so much bitterness and anger about our situation. Just wanted you to know you're not alone ((hugs))

Adele said...

I like the cabinet and that's a good idea with the cloth. But I'm sorry you're having a rough day today. And we ALL have that ugly side. It isn't pretty and it would be sooooo nice to jettison. But it's impossible not to feel that bitterness sometimes. Hugs to you. I want the sun to shine your way.

Suzanne said...

I tried to comment on your most recent post, but I was unable to do so. So I'm commenting here instead. Honey, you're not a horrible person for feeling the way you do. You're human. It's as simple as that. Please be less hard on yourself and give yourself a break, okay?