Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Overwhelmed Birthday!!

My birthday isn't until tomorrow, and I am feeling extremely overwhelmed. I have been for quite some time. I feel like I'm in the deep end and I'm drowning. I need a life preserver. I can handle it all, I just wish the ride would slow down a little bit, you know? I really need to catch up. Or a 28-hour day.

Between the dieting, exercising and budgeting (or, as I like to call it, "Fiscal Responsibility Awareness") alone, I have plenty to do. It's a shame I'm not getting paid to be at the gym, because I friggin live there. (The cool thing is, I am starting to see some changes in my body and my physical stamina! YAY!!!)

Add to that a normal list of errands I have to run and bills I have to pay. To make it really interesting, I changed insurance companies this week, so I have to cancel the old one, send the check for the new one...and something else I'm forgetting. (The upside? I saved about $300 on my car insurance! WOOT!!!) Going to the gym all the times means I have to do twice the laundry, too. I need to go to the bank....crap. Who knows what else I'm not even remembering!

Oh yeah! I should mail my Valentine's Day cards out. (Yes, you read that correctly. They are 2 weeks late.) [Insert guilt here.]

I need to buy a birthday present for KT. Preferably before her birthday.

Thanks to all the exercise, I need about 9 hours of sleep to feel rested now. This only cramps my schedule even further.

Also, when the termite guy came the other day, he found some 2x4s under my front porch that were supposed to be removed when they built my house. Until my builder comes to remove them, not only am I vulnerable to termite infestation, my termite bond is invalid. Commence nagging of builder. (Argh.)

And the fact that my house is filthy and I haven't spent any time with my dog in 2 weeks. [Insert guilt here.]

And the fact that a big project at work is due this week, and I have hardly any time to finish it. (And yes, I will confess, there MAY have been some procrastinating going on, which MAY have something to do with it!) [Insert more guilt here.]

And the fact that I was just notified first thing this morning that I am in charge of coordinating one of the biggest projects of the decade (literally) here at work. I will oversee the work of about 20 people. And I have no earthly idea how this project works, let alone how to oversee everything. Did I mention this was a nice big surprise at a crowded 8am meeting this morning? Yeah. No heads up on my massive new responsibility. But it certainly woke me up!

And the fact that I charged $934.26 to my American Express yesterday, which is great for my rewards points, but terrifying to think about for too long. (The cruise is official -- CN and I booked it yesterday!!!)

And I just realized that fat free vanilla yogurt mixed with chocolate protein powder only sounds good in theory.

So is it any wonder that when my friends all ask me, "So what do you want to do for your birthday???? Aren't you excited??!! It's tomorrow!! Let's go out! What do you want to do? Where do you want to eat? When do you want me to pick you up? What do you want me to get you for your birthday??? Huh? Huh?"

...all I want to reply is, "I want to sit on my couch and watch all the stuff I've taped over the past 2 weeks. Can you bring me some food, and then leave? Because I want to be alone, in my jammies and go to bed at 8:30. Or better yet, can we celebrate my birthday next month? I think I can pencil you in around....oh, March 22nd....and how do you feel about planning the whole thing, to the point where all I have to do is show up?"

I feel like saying, "Hi, Mr. Carnie. Can you stop the ride? I'd like to get off before I barf. Thanks."

Oh well. At least I'm not bored, right?


JP said...

Did you switch to Geico?

Happy early birthday! Hope you get to relax a little tomorrow night. Consider how lucky you are to have to many people who want to make your birthday special. :)

Jonathan Zero said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it is relaxing as you want it to be.

Megan said...

WOW...never a dull moment.

Take a deep breath...everything is going to be A-O-K. Or something like that.

Have a great birthday and good for you booking the cruise!

RWA said...

Happy Birthday ...

I'm sure you will have a great day.

Snooch said...

Happy birthday to you! ;) May all your wishes come true!

(so it seems that we were born on the same day, 'cause my birthday is also the 27th ;) )

SSB said...

Happy Birthday, VB! It will get better, I promise.

And congrats on seeing some gym-related results!!

Fluffycat said...

Happy Birthday! Hope the day is enjoyable and not stress-filled.

Smug said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope that you do/did whatever you felt like doing and feel really good about picking up the line and continuing to move forward toward your goals!!

teahouse said...

Omigosh, had no idea. Happy belated birthday!! By the time I'm reading this, I figure you've done whatever it is you planned! Or didn't plan, as the case may be. Happy Birfday!!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

happy belated... I am starting at the gym too.... Frig 7 days a week is going to kill me.. I keep thinking about what my ass will look like!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday VB!! What did you end up doing on the big day?

* meish * said...

Well, this sounds exactly how I feel just about every day.

Happy belated Birthday!!!