Last month I ran the race for Iron Commentator, sprinting over the finish line without even breaking a sweat!
This month, I'm not sure. Now - don't get me wrong! I'm not throwing in the virtual towel just yet - but I am running other races, a series of 5k's perhaps, here in my real life and I just don't know if it will be possible.
Race #1 - Get my house, food, beds, packing, and two-page specific "what to do" list ready for the babysitter before 2:30pm tomorrow! (Ahhh- check the clock...that is 24 hours!)
REASON? DH and I are going away with two other couples for a "Keeping in Step with Your Mate Marriage Conference".
Race #2 - Prepare my body and brain for my business trip next week. Three days in Boston Interpreting for a (now get this), Embedded Systems Conference. Apparantly that is a fancy way of computer programming!
REASON? - I am finishing my testing process to become a Nationally Certifited ASL Interpreter and this job is just what I need right now - with the minor exception that I can't even figure out how to make my Angel Wall it's own page and virtually design it - so WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE???)
CONSEQUENCE? - It leaves my DH as a single parent, running the carpool before and after school, cooking, cleaning, still working his job, and potentially losing his mind! (kinda what I do all day everyday - right?)
Race #3 - Prepare my house for the fact that I will be absent for three days.
REASON? That should be obvious. If not see the consequence from #2.
CONSEQUENCE? I will not have my typical screen time and when I get home ICLW will be over!
Are you keeping notes? If so put this down...
- 17 year old babysitter staying overnight with our kids for the FIRST TIME! EEEEEEEKKKKKK (she's worked for us for three years - mild (sigh))
- Currently canning burnt applesauce! (long story involving high-burners, me on the phone and four kids running around my house this morning)
- Laundry is coming out my ears.
- I'm really anxious that I will not perform up to par at the conference.
- I'm signing everything I hear (including my kids conversations! Wouldn't you like to see that?)
CONSEQUENCE? I AM LOSING MY HEAD AND THE HOURS ARE EVAPORATING BEFORE MY EYES!!!!
So...that is very long way of saying that if I don't make the elusive IC for October I have a few very good reasons.
BUT IF YOU ARE HERE FROM ILCW - AND - MADE IT TO THE END OF THIS POST - CONGRATULATIONS - AND- IF YOU HAVE A BABY IN HEAVEN PLEASE CLICK -HERE- TO DO ME THE HONOR OF ADDING YOUR BABY TO OUR ANGEL WALL.
I WOULD BE SO OVERWHELMED WITH JOY IF I CAME HOME FROM BOSTON TO AN INBOX FULL OF ANGEL REQUESTS!