Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

Howdy folks!  I hope this week is treating you well.  Eliot and I have been crazy busy as usual, but it's been a wonderful and productive week so far!  Today I wanted to pop in for a minute to check in.  The next month or so is about to get a little bit wilder than usual so I thought I would give you all a heads-up.  

First, I am planning to go up to my parents' house for a few days to help out at the end of tax season.  This year, April 15th falls on a Friday, but since it's also Emancipation Day, the government has pushed the deadline back.  For most of the country, it now falls on Monday, April 18th.  But, if you live in Maine or Massachusetts, Monday the 18th is also Patriots Day and you guessed it... you have until Tuesday, April 19th to file your income taxes.  (Can we seriously drag this out any longer US government... as the daughter of an accountant- I'm not impressed.)  Jeremy has a few days off too; I'm not 100% of our actual plans, but we'll figure that out between now and then.

On top of that, I just found out last Tuesday that my replacement at my chiropractic job gave her notice and will be leaving at the end of March.  I spoke with my former boss last week, and I have agreed to fill in while they're trying to find her replacement.  None of us are sure how long that will take, but I've volunteered to take over her shifts on Thursdays and Fridays through April.  My first day back is March 31st, so I can work her last shift with her.  Then, I can find out where she's moved everything and if there's anything else I need to be aware of before she leaves.  Thankfully, we're both pretty chill about texting each other with questions so I'm not too stressed out about it! 

Looking ahead, my schedule will be Thursday afternoons from noon to 6:30 ish.  Then, Fridays will be from 10-1 at least, but probably closer to 2:00 or 2:30 depending on what needs to be done.  We stop seeing patients at 1:00, but I'll probably stay to make sure that everything gets done that needs to.  It'll be a bit of an adjustment to be back on a steady schedule, but it's only for a few weeks and I'm happy to help out. 

However, it will take planning on my part.  I've had a week to let everything marinate, and I've already started making some big moves.  I had a lot of spring cleaning that I had intended to get done, and I don't want to look back at this spring and feel like I didn't get anything done.  Thus, I've taken some extreme measures to feel like I've accomplished something between now and when I start working in the office.  Then, I'll feel good about where I'm at before I start working again!

Eliot's and my bedroom is complete and utter chaos right now, with containers stacked everywhere while I work to completely rearrange my closet and my dresser.  I've been trying to get this done forever, so I finally told him that I needed to make a giant mess in order to get organized.  I usually leave those projects for when he's away on a trip, but since he doesn't have any business trips coming up anytime soon, the time is now!

If that gets done, then I'll probably start to tackle the master bathroom.  I have all of our decor and I just need to get it all out and set up.  I had wanted to touch up the walls and paint the vanity first, but at this point, it probably makes more sense to get it set up.  Then, when I have time I can work on those projects!

Eliot and I have been working really hard the past few weeks on Happily Ever Hatter and Snowblade Creations.  We busted our butts to get everything done before our trip to California.  (We mailed 20 packages the day that we left.)  Since we got home, we have been trying to print things within a few days of them being ordered.  As of today, we're ahead on all of our new orders.  In fact, tomorrow we will be mailing out a bunch of orders that weren't even scheduled to go out until April.  That feels really good and we're trying to keep on that pace so my working next month won't put us behind!

I feel pretty good about everything right now.  Of course, all of that can change in an instant... so I'm trying to take advantage of the time I have while we're ahead and on pace.  I see a lot of home organization projects, cleaning and filling orders in my future for the next week and a half before I go back to the office!  I think it's time that I buckle up for this rollercoaster ride, because this here's the wildest ride in the wilderness!  °o°

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