Sunday, April 30, 2006

Weekend Warrior

My weekends can always be compared to a great marathon. Being a single mom has got to be the hardest job in the world, but trying to squeeze in time to save the world, makes it that much more interesting.

Here's a brief timeline of my weekend.


My best friend calls and asks me to go out with her and her fiance tonight, and of course Kenny. I reluctantly agreed. Figured I could use some adult time.
10:45pm: I fell asleep in bed with my 4 year old watching a movie. So much for the night out.....


: I wake up and realize that I'm in bed and didn't go out. Quickly call Elena and apologize. She's a great friend. Says that she'll take a raincheck for next Friday night.
9:30am: While making breakfast for the girls, my sister calls and asks what time I'll be swinging by to pick her up for the blood drive I've recruited her for earlier in the week.
11:00am: Checking emails and browsing messages on myspace when my daughters best friend calls and asked if she could come over today. Great one less kid to tote into the city.
12:00pm: Showered and ready to go, drop her off at her friends house. Get in the car with only one kid today and grab my sister. Then we're off to the city for the blood drive to benefit a co-worker.
3:00pm: Minus one pint of blood, light-headed and full of apple juice and oatmeal cookies, begin making my way back home. However I couldn't resist the urge to stop at a few stores along the way.
3:30pm: Old Navy
4:00pm: KB toys for the good girl who's put up with mommy all day.
5:30pm: Back in Brooklyn, food shopping and take sister home.
6:30pm: Quick dinner
8:30pm: pick up daughter from friends house and hang out there for a bit.
10:00pm: In the shower and getting ready for work.


midnight to 8:30am:
Worked all night long, no rest for the weary. Most of the calls ironically we're for psych patients, so very entertaining to say the least.
9:30am: Back home, cooking breakfast for the girls.
11:00am: checking emails and browsing myspace ( I think I'm addicted to it)
1:00-6:30pm: Swimming with the girls ( we do this every Sunday, couldn't take that away from them)
7:30pm: Late dinner
8:30-10:00: Laundry and bath time.
10:30: blog my crazy weekend, to share with you.

Sleep ....Hopefully soon. 36 somewhat hours and counting. Thank God for Dunkin Donuts Iced hazelnut with milk & 2 Splenda!!!

Friday, April 28, 2006

The Thrill of the Chase

I love a good challenge. Call me weird, but I actually enjoy being tested. The thrill of victory is probably the only thrills I'll get in a while. I've finally landed the transfer at my company that has been in the works for quite some time. I was more than qualified for the position, but for other reasons my transfer was being delayed, B.S. reasons. So how do I feel about the change? Honestly I'm a bit nervous. I will face life and death situations several times a day, and I will make the choice that determines how soon an ambulance will be dispatched, and which calls are prioritized. I have now doubt of my abilities, I'm just hoping that I get a little assistance from above.
Now there's another challenge that I've been working on for quite some time as well, almost a year to be exact. This one in the form of a man. He's a great guy, but driving me insane. Now the problem I have now is that the new job will interfere with my ability to have what I was looking for from him. I wont go into any further details, for risk of my inner secrets being made known. I'm not the type of person he's used to dating. In fact neither is he. That's what makes it even stranger. In fact its kinda exciting having a teenage like crush on him. It sorta keeps me sane, in a weird way. I cant begin to tell you how crazy it is to join one of those online personals sites in hopes of finding someone to take my mind off him, and guess who I find? Yes...You've got it... My crush. Tell me that wouldnt drive you crazy!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sorry..Not Accepting Applications

So... I get this text message from Bigdawg this morning: "I miss your hot body, please come see me and call me". What the Hell? This is coming from someone that I broke up with over a month ago. News flash guys. We ladies don't wanna be called hot, especially from someone we haven't cared enough to visit for over a month.
Why does it seem like now that I actually want to be single for a bit, that I have all these applicants? I have the shit-head ex, that after being together for 10 years decided to leave, and now 2 years later wakes up and realized he wants me back. Then my old neighbor Joe is flying from FL for a date, oh and lets not forget Bigdawg, Turkish dude, Armadillo and now Kenny. What the hell's going on here? Cant a girl spend some time alone with out getting texted or called at all hours of the day? I just wanna be left alone. I don't want to be with any of them right now, no booty calls, no text replies, no nothing. Just me enjoying the new found freedom.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I've Decided to Join the Club

Well... Since it seems that I'm the only one left not blogging, I've decided to give this a try. I've purchased numerous journals in my lifetime, and after a few days, lost the passion to write. Hopefully this will last longer.
I've had plenty to write about and honestly don't know where to begin. I haven't had the best of luck in the past, however some how I'm still hopeful of the future. I've experienced it all... love, lost, death and pain. I'm hoping that expressing myself in this blog, although not very entertaining to the reader, will at the very least offer me some relief.

...Thanks for the opportunity to share!

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