Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy Doing Nothing

It seems as if I have been very busy lately, but when I sit down to type out something, I can't think of anything exciting I've done.
This whole week has been consumed with moving preparations. It's all tedious, boring stuff.
Because we're an Army family, we change doctors, eye doctors, dentists, hair stylists, etc every few years. That is a bigger headache to me than moving to a new house and making new friends. This week I've been on the phone grabbing appointments here in Hawaii so I have them out of the way for a year. Eye doctor, dermatologist, hair, etc. I've also been making hotel and rental car reservations for Hawaii, Texas, and then Rhode Island. I'm trying to make the calendar work so I can spend quality time with my two kids in Texas and my parents in Arkansas all in a two week period.
I want to schedule social time with my friends here in Hawaii before I leave, my old friends in Texas while I'm there and extended family in Arkansas. I'm running ragged and it's all mental.
I had the movers in yesterday to do their initial walk through and have contacted housing with our move out date.
I'm losing a weekend to get things done here, because we're traveling to North Dakota to see our girl graduate high school. It's been a rough few years with her wondering if she was even going to graduate because she's decided to rebel against authority and school work. Her mother has done nothing but make excuses for her so we've literally been sweating it out this week to see that she would finish the credits needed to walk across the stage a week from this Sunday.
So, the reason I've been a little quiet on the net...I've been busy doing what seems like nothing, but it's making me tired.


Expat Girl said...

Sounds busy to me!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I'm so glad she's going to graduate. Being a paret is the hardest, most exhausting job I've ever done. My oldest made a decision today that I don't support...but it's one of those decisions for which I can't take away her phone or ground her etc. She'll just have to live and learn. Day by day I think the hardest thing to do is just to keep on keeping on. It may be a few more years yet before they realize all that we've done for them...if ever...but that's ok. I guess that's what being a parent is all about.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Ummm, that would be being a parent, not a paret!! :)

Anonymous said...

I hear ya about getting all those appointments in! Hope things calm down for you :)

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I am exhausted just reading about it. I don't know if there is anything I like less than making appointments. To have to do all of them at once?

I hope the graduation happens! Mostly for her sake but also because it would suck to go to North Dakota for no reason.

Julie the Army Wife said...

Oh we are doing the same thing here, getting appointments taken care of. It really is a pain.