’tis the season for things to annoy the crap out of me

The last 24 hours have been somewhat sucktacular. Last night I spent three hours working on some holiday-themed icons in Illustrator, only to have the program crash. But of course I had saved, right? Wrong. So three hours of work went *poof* and all I could do was stare at the screen and kick my own ass for being an idiot. Because who doesn’t save? Me, that’s who.

Then this morning I got up late, showered through the UPS guy’s arrival and missed the delivery of Not So’s new cell phone, which he’s been eagerly anticipating for the last week. This of course prompted a frenzy of weeping, since Not So and I have been having…I don’t know, problems?…and this is just another example of How I Manage To Screw Everything Up Due To My Incompetence As A Stay-Home Mom. Back when I was gainfully employed, we would never have had issues about whose time was more important. Back when I was gainfully employed, I had people paying me for my time, so I knew exactly what it was worth and could prioritize accordingly. If I chose to work overtime, I got paid even more. Now that I’m home all day, I have to somehow make sense of the fact that I am working all the time and still find myself with more things than I have minutes, and no one is offering me time-and-a-half as compensation. Or even hazard pay. Which, if you’ve ever changed the diaper of someone whose diet consists primarily of bananas, is really not too much to ask.

Lest you think I am always thinking in the negative, I will share with you this list of things that make me happy:

  • Kittens
  • Babies
  • Sleep
  • Autumn leaves
  • Etymology

Now then. See? I am practically bursting with positive energy!

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2 thoughts on “’tis the season for things to annoy the crap out of me”

  1. Oh, Mama, hang in there!! đŸ™‚ It’s a tough time of year – never enough time, so much to do, and the dreaded hamster-on-a-wheel feeling. Don’t forget holiday candy on that list of happy things. Chocolate = endorphins!


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