Can't imagine what you might be dealing with, but whatever it is, she's got a best-case mom. And you're right. I just need to rearrange it all into a unit, so I feel less defeated and more like a parent. Thanks.
On that note, I thought hard about how I'll handle today. I am going to do barn chores this morning, get kids ready and dress myself in running clothes, drop them off, then come home and run and do the meeting on the phone...taking Mommabelle's advice.
And mommabelle, my dh got smacked in the bicep by the emu this weekend, and the shoulder seems to be experiencing associated injury. So maybe it's a little of both.
Geo, I could actually feel your overtired-overcaffeinated horror as I read that. The moment of being offered more coffee was where it really kicked in for me. Yuck.
Gaye, I have a friend in school right now and she's got discussion forums for stuff you CAN discuss (police science) and even then, she has said it's pretty contrived and lame. You will start to get to know the class some, though.
Oh and wanted to add WELCOME NEW DINGOS!
And last night I was kind of doing the work math and figured out that once I work out a functional approach to this, I totally can do it. In fact, I should be able to get my time in/work done well enough to be done with the week completely by 2:30 on Thursdays, which will go a long way toward encouraging overall sanity.
So the plan is to run 5 later this morning after dropping kids at school/daycare, then sit through the meeting.