Thursday, June 14, 2007

Time to vent.....
(feel free to ignore this blog)

UGHHHHHHHHHHHH! DOUBLE UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! My life is completely crazy right now and instead of burdening my husband with all my worries....I am going to put it out in blog world. I have heard that writing it down can make you feel better and I haven't really vented in awhile - so here it goes.

I am sick of the rain! We have hired a painter to paint our house (some rooms inside and the whole exterior) and he finished up with the interior last week due to impending rain. And now this week is going to go by and my house is still not painted. UGHHHH! Typically I love the rain and the wonders it does for yard/garden - but not right now! I am just frustrated!!! Rain rain go away- Come again some other day, err week, err month!

Which leads to my next frustration - we are moving out of our house for two weeks. We are having some floors put in and two bathrooms completely gutted. So not only do I have to pack my whole family up (not bad just labor intensive) - but I have to pack up the rooms the workers will be in. And of course - they are the main rooms of the house! The kitchen, pantry, family room, guest bathroom and master bathroom. UGHHHH! I hate packing and moving things. They are moving the large furniture - but I prefer to move some things myself - you never know how delicate they are going to be. So that is on my list of to-dos.

Then during our upheaval - I am helping run a Toastmaster Conference at the Cornhusker for hundreds of people from all over the country and Canada. And now we are getting down to the wire and people's true colors are coming out. I love the planning part and working with the hotel - I DON'T like dealing with people who think they know everything and treat me like a child because they have known me so long. My mother is a Toastmaster and I have been around the organization since I was 11. I joined when I was 18 and everybody still treats me like a kid. It probably doesn't help that my mom and I work so closely together- so you get that mother/daughter vibe - but I am 27 for goodness sakes! I CAN MAKE A DECISION OR TWO! UGHHHHHHHHHHHH! And you want to hear something silly- some of the people involved (I won't mention names as a courtesy) are acting like the clicks did in highschool. "Well- I would rather not introduce that person - how about so and so" or "can 'so and so' and I do this together" or "can I be seated with so and so at the baquet" UGHHHHHHH! grow up people! Not only do I have to deal with all that but I also have to deal with people who had their egos damaged when they weren't asked to be on the Conference Committee. And now they are giving a crap-ton of unsolicited advice and comments and since Toastmasters is a communications organization - they have no problem expressing their disapproval on certain things. And believe me - the good, bad and ugly are being expressed.

I thought immaturity was a phase- guess I was wrong! And even though I am a very opinionated and forthright person - I have to hold my tongue and practically grin and bare it. Because that would be the mature thing to do and I will be danged if I give them a reason to judge me.

As if all that wasn't bad enough - its summer! And I am trying to be a good mom and take the kids to the zoo, swimming, to the museum, to the parks and everything else you should be doing on summer vacation. I am just running out of gas and sanity! I can not wait until June 23rd at 11:00pm- because the worst will be over and it should be uphill from there.

Unless of course...the contractors call and extend the completion date - but knock on wood that won't happen!!!

ok- i am done!


Deb said...

Tis the season for stressing out!! And nothing feels better than venting at these time, huh? Should we have a pamper party or something?

Holla if you need help. I'm a really good packer. :)

Lindsey said...

oh sweetie! call me if you need anything!

Hollie said...

Why do bad things happen to nice people? Right now I have to spend the night at the Newark airport, and being here for almost a full 24 hours. I am sitting at the airport right now and it is 1:30am. This totally SUCKS! I just hope Mckenze will get a somewhat good night sleep. She has been asleep for about 2 hours now. I think if she gets maybe a good 6-8 we should be good.....maybe. Aaaaaaaahhhhh this totally sucks!!! I already said that, but this TOTALLY SUCKS!