Monday, February 23, 2009

A Bit of a Whiner Today....


As of Friday I am now juggling a third job. I was hired as an Executive Assistant to the president of a new company that places foreign students in American colleges. It's only 10 hours a week so far but may involve some travel. I'm also doing my health aide job which is another 48 hours and then substitute teaching when they call. Why? Bills, baby. Bills. And get this....our house and cottage are both paid for. Our cars are paid for. I have no credit card debt. It's the darn health insurance, property taxes and college tuition that have me floundering! And then those bills you can't avoid. The ones that heat your house, light it up, allow you to converse on the phone, and blog.....
I just can't imagine how people are managing that do have outside debt. Especially those that are getting laid off from their jobs....

This sure isn't what I pictured for my "golden years".


As a stay at home mom for 21 years, being back in the work force has been a stretch for me as it is. For so long I was used to tending my nest - planning good meals for my family....keeping my house neat and organized....being on top of all the little things like sending birthday cards out on time, shopping for my groceries when the stores were empty (ever try to shop on a weekend?)
Now everything seems to be done in fast forward with no time for fussing.

And then there's that darn thesis that will be my nemesis for the next 10 weeks. Will there be any breathing room? I sense of period of immense stress.

But I have determined that this too shall pass and by May I'll be breathing much easier. Maybe even living in our new house.

So I have to be careful not to mindlessly chew away my stress. Hubby came home Friday with so many fresh veggies that we could barely fit them all in the fridge. And we have to eat them all while they're still fresh. This will be a good thing.

This afternoon I have to go for a "colonoscopy consultation". Why in the world do I need a consultation? I know what they're gonna' do. Just do it for goodness sakes.
I'm not looking forward to it but I'm 51 and it's time. Middle daughter just wrote an article for the hospital she works for (she's the editor and PR person there.) It was all about colon cancer being a silent killer....and the importance of screening. She sent it to me and made me promise to go. So I am.

Anybody out here been there, done that? It's not at the top of my list of favorite things I want to do....



8 comments:

MizFit said...

hmmm, I can relate on the job jugglage but not the colonoscopy (yet) and had NOT heard that they do consultations?!

hang in there.
whine away.
it's yer blog!

miz.

Big Girl said...

Wow... sounds like you are really busy. Good luck keeping that all in check. Don't forget to take care of yourself in the midst of it.

I have yet to get a colonoscopy but I heard they aren't as bad as it seems.

grammy said...

You are a busy girl. It is a good thing that we can do all that stuff isn't it? That is crazy that we have to go talk to the Dr. before he does his business. Pay for a little visit. I had that too. When you have the actual thing done, you don't see the Dr. really...thank heavens for the conscience but not really there drug. If you get a choice, take the pills instead of the liquid junk that you drink ahead of time.

CactusFreek said...

Kinda sucks that you have to work 3jobs just to cover the essentials! What about your grandson? Doesn't he still live with you?

CactusFreek said...

....Imagine if you hadn't finished paying for your homes or cars?

Cammy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your stress! Enormously impressed, though, that you're handling it so well!

Major back pats for the colonoscopy! I was fortunate in that I didn't have to have the consultation (the gastro center has a plan that lets you go straight for the big test if you're not having any problems.) As you probably know, the prep is the worst part. The test itself--well, I don't remember it. I was asleep. But I do know it took them longer to get me ready for it than it took for the procedure. LOL And afterwards? Big yummy breakfast! :) You'll be glad you did it!

RunningNan said...

It's smart to go for the consultation. I went for one for a scope, and I'm glad I did. The quack told me I had IBS, and it was the first time he had ever seen me. He gave me a pill and sent me on my way. I never filled it and I cancelled my scope to go with my gut feeling and back to the OBGYN. Turns out, I was right and it was endometriosis and not GI issues. I hope that you have better luck with your doctor and I hope it all goes well! It's best to take charge of your health!

JC said...

Nope never had one and haven't been told by the doctor that I should.

Sounds like you are over busy so take care of yourself. Eat healthy.