1.) I returned to work. I love my co-workers, my students are nice and after 9 years of teaching, I don't have a lot of stress about school, prep or anything like that. #WIN. WIN. WIN.
2.) It took me a month to complete any and all assorted paperwork that accumulated during the time I was out on maternity leave. #DRAW.
3.) My neighbor died. Neighbor Al was 58 years old. He lived with his deaf, senile, elderly mother. They used to argue loudly. Now there is a bizarre silence at the house. When we saw the body bag removed from their house, I was hoping that his mother died, because well, she was old. Not so much it was Al. #LOSE. LOSE.
4.) Then about a week later, my friend/co-worker died. Ed was 48 years old. He was literally love with work boots on. We were scheduled to go on a yearly gambling trip together in two weeks with other co-workers. I was really looking forward to it. Our school community and actual community are still in shock. Totally unexpected and craptastic. # LOSE LOSE LOSE.
5.) Our house caught the plague. We tried to avoid it...but...it is basically unavoidable. Daycare is like a petri dish. So that was two weeks of mini-human grossness. Whatever. #Draw
6.) We are not sleeping. Still. It got to the point that it was so bad, I didn't even want to talk about it, but then I felt like I had to talk about it (so to explain, my momnesia and my glazed over look.) Finally, after process of elimination ( amber necklace, gas drops, elevated crib, sacrificing a live chicken) we determined that mini #2 had essentially a 3 week DOUBLE ear infection. #LOSE.
7.) It takes mini #1 like hours to settle down for bed? By the time he sleeps, mini #2 is awake again. Did I mention we are not sleeping? # LOSE.
8.) About a week ago, the hubs and I went to Sugar Loaf mountain to hang out with friends and ski and board. It was awesome and we both slept 8 hours in a row, two nights in a row. We also go to hang out with two other couples that make up our "Seacoast Family". #WIN WIN.
9.) We have an army of help. During the ski weekend in which mini #2 was screaming every time she was put down and mini #1 had quazi decided that he wanted to be potty trained....my parentals and my in-laws manned the ship of crazy. I am not sure what we would do without them. #WIN WIN
10.) It won't stop snowing and our snow blower is broken and we are in a polar vortex half the time so playing outside is virtually impossible which leads to excess energy and as a result...no sleep. #LOSE.
Well if you lost interest in my list of lamo complaints, I don't blame you. I think I lost interest too/accidentally fell asleep.
Here's to a better March.