Today was no exception. I spent a full day at work and ended up spending an hour this afternoon with a patient who was sobbing and wondering why she should go on in life- trying to find meaning in all the hardships she has been through recently. I really felt bad that I had to cut her short because I really HAD to leave because I only had 30 minutes to get home (25 minute walk), get the car and drive to the high school to pick up I11 after band. I walked home, picked him up, got K9 from the after school program and dropped them off at home. I then quickly changed clothes and drove out to the acreage. Since it didn't rain again today I managed to get about 2/3 of the garden tilled for a second time. I would have finished but I ran out of gas- and of course, we weren't organized enough to have brought out the gas can. So I put away the tiller, kissed V- who was finishing up fixing the porch roof (lots of the cedar shakes had fallen off), stopped at the grocery store on my way home for milk and frozen french fries, called J14 to turn on the oven, came home, made dinner (we ate by 7! getting better), got kids through homework and sat down at the computer. I still need to do the dinner dishes and maybe start to box up some things from the upstairs game shelf.
Any suggestions on how to make things run more smoothly? I know that this is a temporary crazy period in my life but any suggestions are welcomed on how I can continue to preserve my sanity.