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Stressed Out, Mascara Free, Toy-Bribing Mama


Today was a crazy work day, the kind filled with meeting after meeting after meeting and so many to-dos that I had to make a to-do list from my to-do list to ensure I was covering everything.

If I get one more request signed with as soon as possible, I'll scream. If I have to ask someone to do something as soon as possible, I'm gonna start locking my office door to keep them from hunting me down.

Job security I suppose, I'm not complaining. Well, maybe a little. I'm only human.

I walked out of the office today without any mascara on my lashes. When I get stressed, I pick it off. So not only am I stressed, but I also look like a zombie that hasn't slept in a couple of nights. Doesn't matter really, no one saw me all day because I hid behind my e-mail.

Add to that the fact I had to cancel out of a field trip today I was supposed to go on with Walker because of pressing deadlines. You don't know how bad that made me feel, but sometimes work and home collide and I have to make the hard choices. Being the super-mom that I am, I promised a toy in exchange for my cancellation. How bad is that? 

But I was chatting with my mom the other day about work and I realize that I am pretty lucky. I do enjoy what I do, which I think I sometimes take for granted. I forget there are so many people out there stuck in jobs they don't enjoy. At work I get to be creative, be challenged and be myself. That's all I ask. And most times, I get to choose home over work if push comes to shove and mommie duty calls.

So, tonight as I work a little more to check a couple more things off that to-do list, I'm grateful I have a place to go to in the morning, when so many people do not.

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  1. I have this weird fear of not wearing mascara in public...when I switched purses a month ago I found THREE tubes. I can't wear water proof mascara like you said because I will pick it off.

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  2. I am sorry about your day! If it makes you feel any better, I recently got called into work for an emergency and missed my son's 8th birthday dinner. Isn't that awful? Anyway, I hope you have a better day today!

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  3. OMG I so feel you. Ugh I'm so sorry that you had to cancel a trip. And I'm sorry about the overwhelming amount of work. Mine is insane too and I always feel guilty for wanting to complain because I do have a job that I actually like.

    I'm actually traveling for the first time next week. Overnight. For 3 days and 2 night. And leaving my baby behind. I have no idea how I am going to handle it.

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