Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday - Whatever Can Go Wrong...

This week is a particularly painful week.  I just busted out my calendar for the upcoming year and transferred all of my appointments onto it.  It's a Sandra Boynton "Mom's Family Calendar" and since it covers 18 months I can start using it immediately.  It tracks the whole family so I love it.  It's been a staple in my house for the past several years...well apart from the one year that I tried my hand at a Doctor Who calendar that just didn't work well for me, but that's beside the point ;)

Anyway, I started putting everything onto the calendar.  I didn't realize how much nonsense I had coming up.  Doctor appointments for me and my toddler (three this week! and one an hour away!).  PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser distribution on Wednesday.  Driving an hour away to pick up Cub Scout awards on Thursday.  PTA t-shirt pick up on Friday.  The week pretty much is a train wreck for my business and my citations that are just waiting to be corrected.

To top it all off, my oldest woke up Monday morning with a nasty eye.  Add on another doctor appointment Monday afternoon...just to find out that it wasn't pink eye.  Just allergies.  However, since I couldn't get him seen until the afternoon I had already ripped apart his sheets, pillow cases, stuffed animals, pillows and washed and Lysol-ed them to prevent the spread of the ichy-nasties which never came. That's not a bad thing though!

This weekend it'll be the hubby's birthday and a matinee to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I.  I may have to spend a couple of late evenings working on my citations to not feel like the entire week was a genealogical failure, but so far it hasn't happened.  The down-time in waiting rooms is just too impractical to have my laptop and papers there (no matter how much I'd like to).  Luckily, I've got my Kindle for iPhone and Shakespeare queued up in it.  Maybe I'll be able to catch up on the 8 Shakespearean plays I've fallen behind on in those odd moments.  It would be nice to feel like I got something accomplished.

It is a bit frustrating to have the week shot, but there's not much to be done about it except hang in there.  At least I'll take some kind of warped pleasure in being the only person available to help out the cookie dough fundraising company while handing out the orders.  It's about time they earned their money and they'll be stuck with a very grumpy me!  I'm mean, I know.

I had hoped to be nearly finished with my citation corrections by the end of this week, but I can see that I will have to add at least another week to that.  The only wisdom I can glean from this week is that whatever can go wrong, probably will.

Oh wait...is that a sore throat I feel?    Bring it on!

(Please allow me to beg forgiveness that this "Wisdom Wednesday" and the series I will be including on Wisdom Wednesday isn't based in the past. It's any wisdom and experience I'm gaining as I travel down the road to accreditation. There are certainly tidbits of wisdom to be gleaned by anyone else that may choose to take the same path!)