my husband hasn't been home since 9am this morning. it's 11.30pm now. he got sucked into another call area and they kept throwing calls at them. everything from a roll over MVA to transporting some patients around, he's still on the clock as i write this.
when i looked at the time just now, i realized how long he'd been gone for and everything i'd done today, by myself and i have to say, i am impressed. here i was thinking how i wasn't good enough, or hadn't done enough but this is what my day today looked like.
6.30 am - get up, get kid ready for school
7.20 am - go and wait for the bus to pick up said kid
7.40 am - feed all the animals morning hay
8 am - come inside, make breakfast for me and the 3 yr old
8.30 am - put on a cartoon for said 3 yr old and start sweeping and mopping the floors
9 am - say bye to hubby as he gets called out
10 am - check my email, start laundry
11am - start editing my novel...
11.30 am - start lunch, play with toddler
12pm - lunch and then do the dishes
1pm - tidy up house
1.30pm - start some laundry
2.20pm - get outside clothes on, get outside and go wait for the bus
2.40pm - start evening feeding and chores.
3.30pm - come inside, make tea for survival and start dinner
4.30pm - get call from hubby that he's not going to be home till well after 6pm, decide to eat dinner early
5.30pm - put on PAW PATROL (they are obsessed) for the kids and try to edit more of my novel
7pm - BATHS... fight with toddler...
7.30pm - bed time for said tired-toddler
8pm - watch Cinderella with my 5 yr old daughter.
9pm - talk to hubby, still not off, talk to my mom
9.30pm - Cinderella ends, bed time for 5 yr old.
10pm - sit and bask in SILENCE
10.30pm - answer more emails, edit more of the novel...
11.30pm - realize i didn't do enough today, realize what i actually did today, realize it was enough. keep editing the novel.
i know now how capable i am of functioning alone with 2 kids and a farm full of animals.
my husband is out there helping others and i'm here raising kids that i hope strive to help others too, that have good values and cherish their lives.
twenty years from now, i know i won't regret a moment of this, even though today i wanted to pull out my hair twice ;)