Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Quiet Morning

I am finally sitting here enjoying a quiet morning with my computer and a cup of coffee. I haven't had that in quite a while. Isaac has been getting up by about 6 to 6:30 lately. Actually, he was up at 5 today, but by 5:45 I finally got him back to sleep for a bit.

The last few days with my little man have been hard. He is teething so terribly bad. I feel so sorry for him, as I can not really find anything to give him any relief. For the last 3 days he has done nothing but cry and scream it seems. Throw a 3 month old puppy and a 2 1/2 yr old into the mix and there is nothing but chaos! I feel bad because my patience have been non-existent. Hopefully this quiet time will help me have more patience. :)

I have been keeping pretty busy, still. I am on a huge cleaning spree. So far I have thrown away 4 bags of garbage and put 5 more boxes into our storage unit. It's frustrating because I still have like 5 storage bins of stuff that I can unpack IF I had the furniture to do it. I need bookshelves and a desk to be able to unpack them. Also, I have 4 boxes of clothes in the kids' closet of Jazmine's old stuff but I am waiting to see if any of my pregnant friends are having girls before I give them away. Today I am getting out the paint and touching up the walls and taking down the lights to clean all those fixtures and globes.

Work is going good. Kind of mellow right now, but in the next week or so we will have 3 more apartments opening up that will need to be turned over. Actually, tomorrow I am going with Diana to court to see a court eviction process. Megan (Diana's daughter) will be watching the kids. Diana said it's a super boring almost annoying process, but she want's me to know what to expect if I ever have to go in her place. Guess that means maybe I should put some makeup on! ;)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Routine again! :)

Finally I get my "routine" back! Lenny is back working days. He is working 7-3 again, so I am hoping things get a little easier now that he isn't here during the days. It was impossible to get anything done with him working nights.

Today I am going to continue my "cleaning spree". Yesterday I tackled the kids room and the file cabinet. Threw out a box of paper recycling and two garbage bags full of toys that the kids will never miss. :) I also took apart the stove and dishwasher to "detail" clean those. Next on the agenda is the hall closet, bathroom cupboards, and on top of the fridge (I did the inside of the fridge the other day). Maybe even my bedroom closet. Oh, and I need to go through the kids clothes, too. The last three days I have not been able to put Isaac in the first outfit I grab for him. Too small. And Jazmine is getting slim pickings on the clothes, too. Time to get rid of stuff!

I also have a "To-Do" list for the apartment complex I want to get tackled. However, I do need to wait for the weather to clear up because it's all outside projects and I don't want the kids out in the rain all day.

Anyway...I think I'll go get some stuff done!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

I have not written anything in FOREVER it seems like! But I have been so busy. I can barely keep track of what day it is. Part of my sanity is my hour or two on the computer every day....nope! Now down to about 15 minutes.

I have been very busy working. In the last two weeks I have had 5 apartments to turn over. I will post pics of a couple of them later, but let's just say... OMG! I have no idea how people can live like that! Cleaning, painting, and repairing. I also have to do them with the kids with me...so it is hard going. I can get about an hour out of them (1 1/2 if I am lucky) then we have to go out and run, or go to the park, or just do SOMETHING. You can only keep two toddlers busy in an empty apartment with just a backpack of toys for so long. :) Oh...and the apartments cleaning and paiting are "extra". They aren't part of the regular work here at the apartments. But it is so much fun to be busy, feel useful, and multi-task everything that I am. Soon I will start being in the office a couple days a week.

Also in the middle of all this going on Lenny has been working nights. It has made things a little more hectic because I have him here during the day...when I am used to just the kids. So I spend all day crazy busy, then after he leaves at night, I spend the next two hours getting the house back in order. Some nights (okay, most) I log on to yahoo to chat with Robin and Norma, so I don't clean until I am done with that, so I haven't been crawling into bed until about 1 AM or so. And I can NOT go to bed without the house clean. I just can't. I have tried.

Lastly thrown into the mix of all of this is Riley. He is an adorable, puppy we just got on Sunday. We had to intentions of getting a dog until we are in a house, but he is so cute and needed a good home. He was kind of obnoxious but that was just because he needed attention and wasn't able to get it. So thankfully he is already almost a completely different dog with all the attention and training he is getting now.

I am sure there is more craziness to write about, but my "free" time is up!!! Back to work!! Kids to feed, dog to walk, laundry to do, an apartment to clean (not mine) and some random stuff around the complex on my "To-Do List" for the day! I am vowing to make more time for me, though. I need it! I am running short on patience these days, so hopefully that will mean more time to post again. :) Oh....and here is Riley.