blood, sweat, and an 8 p.m. wake-up call

I feel like such a working class citizen.

It's been eons since I've worked more than an 8 hour day. I admit I've been spoiled. But couple my 9+ hour days with my early morning workouts at the gym and come 8 p.m., you can find Mom2Amara dozing off into la-la land on the sofa. I'm exhausted!

Tonight, once again, I found myself asleep in the living room. Amara was ready for her bath. Yet my eyelids just could not stay open. Imagine my four year old mere inches from my face yelling, "Mom! Wake up! I want to take a bath!"

Dad2Amara even tried to bribe her in an attempt to get my lazy rear end off the sofa. But it was an exercise in futility. I napped for three hours.

I woke up just in time to see all of the problems our local board of elections had on election night. In retrospect, it's funny that I was even home to sleep tonight considering I haven't slept in my own bed on an election night for years now. I so do not miss working elections!

But I do miss Amara. My new job has kept me away from my daughter a bit more than I would like. But I keep reminding myself that I'm doing this for her. Her education. Her memories of fun family vacations. Her obsession love of American Girl. That keeps me going throughout my day.

Last but certainly not least, I want to send a HUGE congratulations to LA Daddy. LA Baby arrived this past weekend. So be sure to visit him and say hello. Ellen DeGeneres did.


  1. Ah, election night fun! It was fun but the newscast looked good. btw, nice link to newsnet5! :)

  2. Congratulations on the new job AND making it home in time for trick or treating!!!

  3. You must come and visit Chicago with Amara. Afternoon Tea and a live musical at The American Girl place will be delightful!


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