A full plate.

I think I’m developing ADD. Mostly because there just seem to be SO MUCH going on. Though a lot of it is in the distant to not-so-distant future a lot of thinking, deciding, and planning needs to occur in the present. There’s much to be done and now I feel the need to blog about it (versus DO it?). The next year[s] will be crazy for us.

  • I’m currently going to school. As any regular should know. So I have 12 credits worth of work going on right now.
  • I’m graduating from PCC in the spring and have had to line my ducks all up for that recently.
  • Next fall I hope to attend Portland State University. Which involves SO many things. At the moment: applying (done), filling out endless scholarship apps (getting there), applying to the BSW program I hope to get into, making sure I take classes that will transfer over well and satisfy as many lower level requirements as possible. A lot of administrative stuff.
  • And, further in the future: filling out a FAFSA pretty much on New Year’s Day, MOVING hopefully between winter and spring terms so I can take some on-campus classes my last term at PCC.
  • Moving and all that that entails.
  • We are getting married in July! And that is quickly approaching. Currently working on "save the date" cards, looking at venues next week when we’re in portland for Thanksgiving, trying to come up with some sort of guest list. Gah.
  • The holidays are oh-so-quickly approaching. We blessed to be able to do some of our shopping early this year. Or at least consider it! Last year times were very tough for us.
  • I recently started working out again. Which is great, makes me feel good about myself, gives me energy, etc. But that is yet another thing to add to the list of time-taker-uppers. And to feel guilty about when it doesn’t get done.
  • Due to a cold/daylight’s savings time Ali shaved nearly and hour and a half off of her normal sleep time. Which means significantly less time available to do: schoolwork, kind of cleaning, exercise, BLOGGING, relaxing, and SLEEP. I think the lack of adequate sleep time (which, for me is 7.5 to 8 hours for sure I don’t do well with less and especially not for a few nights in a row) has been probably the biggest component to my feeling overly stressed and worn out/down.
  • Just everyday things like dishes and cleaning have been seeming never-ending and insurmountable.
  • Maybe this isn’t so much? I don’t know, but it’s frazzling me. Too many variables and outcomes dependent upon other outcomes. I hope to have some answers in the next couple of months so we will have a clearer direction.

Stress aside, this is a very VERY exciting time. The next year is going to be challenging and I don’t see it get easier after that. I’ll be in school (the Bachelors of Social Work provides the opportunity to get a Master’s in one year versus two) for quite awhile and somewhere in the mix is a sibling for Ali. Which, btw, I cannot believe it’s already something we have to think about! It’s a bit much.

So that’s it. Rather new-sy eh?

7 thoughts on “A full plate.

  1. O.K. when noticed the baby #2 link at the bottom…..let’s just say I wanted to read every detail!!!
    So, super busy you are. Blech. I HATE beeing busy. Time just goes too quickly when I’m busy, or really it has the perseption of passing faster.
    Glad to hear the moving plans will bring you closer to us!!
    Love you all!

  2. Hey busy lady! Not sure if you already have plans for your save-the-dates or invites, or if you’d rather take another route, but you could save a lot of money by letting me design them and then having them printed at a local printers or Kinkos or something. There are endless amounts of listings for that kind of stuff on etsy because it’s a big money-saver. But if you had me design them, you’d only have to pay for printing! I have a digital copy of the invites I did for Elizabeth’s bridal shower if you ever want to see an example of my skillz. Just an idea! : )

    And don’t worry! Everything will come together. I think it’s amazing that you even have all these thoughts organized enough to blog about them!

  3. Actually we are yanking Kelsey (former K.)’s idea. We bought magnet paper and are going to print them ourselves. I think Tony has been working on designing them already? I dunno, you two may have to chat about that đŸ˜‰

  4. Magnet paper as in the save the date will actually be a magnet?? What a great idea. Well, offer still stands for the invites if there isn’t a plan for that already!

  5. Wow, so busy! I know exactly how you feel–Adriah pretty much doesn’t have a schedule during the day (although sleeps through the night pretty well…which is of course good, but I end up staying up too late because that’s the only quiet time I have) and I’m always feeling frazzled…and going back to work on SUNDAY! But, everything will turn out alright for you and one day you’ll be able to relax and tell Ali about how much you kicked ass when she was tiny!

  6. Okay, here’s the deal.
    Every parent of a young child has ADD because it is impossible to concentrate more than a few minutes on anything unless your child is sleeping.
    Every student has ADD because there are only so many hours in a day and so much to do.
    So, don’t worry about it, why do you think post-it notes made so much money once they were invented?
    I read the symptoms of adult ADD to a group of Vanderbilt faculty members at lunch once and we fell off our chairs laughing because we had every single symptom.
    Big changes are always stressful, but change is usually a time of growth, too, so try to hold on and enjoy the ride.
    See you soon!!!!
    Love,
    Billie

  7. Um, it has come to my attention, that it’s possible to be confused by the above and think that I am currently pregnant with “baby #2.” Absolutely not the case.

    That is all.

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