Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hanging Up the Cape

I hung up the superwoman/supermom cape today. That's not so easy for me to do. The decision came at Bean's prompting, but like a good wife I listened. Well, I'm always a good wife, but I don't always listen!

I registered for two online classes this summer. An easy one and a more difficult one. I completed the first few assignments alright, but then I got an email from one prof today that I had missed a quiz. I didn't carefully read the schedule enough and thought the quiz was related to an extra credit assignment I didn't do. Enter stress numero uno.

Work is very hectic and busy right now. And we're going to the Fair on Thursday--so that means getting 3 days worth of work done in 2 days. Well, it's probably more like 4 days worth of work that I usually do in my 3 office days. I spent the day in meetings and have so much piled up. Stress numero dos.

Then I realized I had scheduled a dr. appt for Miss Rose tomorrow morning--which was going to cut at least 2hrs off my day...and make me miss another meeting. It's not an urgent appointment, but one I've wanted her to have for a while. I'd like to know--or at least have confirmation why--Miss Rose personally supports the makers of Kleenex with the insane amount of snot that comes from her poor nose daily. I'm pretty sure it's allergies, which Bean was plagued with as a kid, but I want to know how to best treat it. So--stress numero 3.

Oh--and I was trying to go running after work today, but it was going to really make the night's schedule tight.

Bean must have had some weird sort of 6th sense today. He called as we both were leaving work--not a time he normally calls. We're lucky the guy even has a cell phone and uses it. When we were dating he had a cell phone and a pager. He'd only use the cell phone if he got a page he wanted to answer right away. He got rid of the cell phone not long before we got married to eliminate a bill and because he never used it. The pager went the way of the buffalo after not long either. Bean is reachable about 95% of the day at his desk, so truthfully a cell phone wasn't a huge necessity. But when baby #2 was on the way...he decided on his own, it was time to get a cell phone. He's realized it does come in handy when he's at the grocery store and doesn't understand my list or wants to know what kind of ice cream I want.

I digress. So he used the cell phone and called me at the height of my stress. I told him what was going on and he had such easy solutions. Drop a class and reschedule the appointment. Practical. Realistic. Simple. The supermom in me hadn't even considered those options. I was trying to figure out how I was going to manage it all.

Guess what. I took his advice. On the way to pick up Miss Rose I rescheduled the appointment. Tonight I dropped the easier class and decided to just get the difficult class over with. By the way, if anyone knows why statistics is necessary to study for anyone who is not a statistician, please enlighten me. And I decided, running could wait. The earth will still revolve on it's axis if I miss a few days of exercise. My family and my sanity have to be the priority.

I hung up the cape. With ease. And it felt good. Miss Rose will just continue blowing snot rockets for another week. I'll do the class later. And I will stress less!!

However, I will confess that you will probably catch me taking the cape off the hanger at some point in the near future.


  1. Every mom needs a cape now and then! There are moments when the cape would be a great escape - glad you checked your priorities. =)

  2. Good for you, Corrina. It is hard to let things go and realize we can't do everything even though we want to. Oh- and I am with you - I HATED statistics. In fact, Degelman was my stats teacher and he tried to really reach out to me and help me, and I still got a D. Then I worked for him and was really embarrassed about it. I still, to this day, sometimes have nightmares that I am in Stats class and don't know what the heck is going on. I basically felt like that every day in there :) And yeah, I have NEVER used it. Although I do know how to interpret them a little better now :) Good luck!!


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