I wish I had the control to just convince people to stop making insurance claims for a week or two. All the 50 files a day that I was opening at the beginning of the month, I’m now closing. And since each file takes about 15 minutes to close (as opposed to 2 minutes to open), my brain is pretty thoroughly fried at the end of the day. And I hate leaving work undone. So that’s bugging me too. It wouldn’t be so bad if I had more reliable help. But my sister has logged up a grand total of two and a half hours in the last two and a half weeks. And I’m never sure if she’s doing things right or, like with the billing issues I found last week, creating more problems for me to fix. And with all this work, I can’t troll around on Twitter, or post in my blog, or even get up the energy to write at all. Though I have characters rattling around in my head getting impatient. With all the foot-tapping and sighing, it’s a wonder I can think at all.
Times like this, I really miss being a housewife. Not that I was particularly good at that job, but at least I had time to write. And at least I got sleep. I seem to start out okay on Mondays, but by Friday I’m so exhausted I barely even make it to the weekly game night before I pass out. Which isn’t frustrating at all to my husband, really. He only has to fight to keep me engaged in the game while I wander off to pass out on my brother’s couch. Or well, I try to pass out. As soon as I lay down, I’m usually swarmed by my daughter and the other little girl that comes to game night. Apparently, a sleepy Deb makes a great jungle gym. Who knew?
I think I need a vacation. I don’t see that happening anytime soon though. We’re too busy for me to go on vacation. But I will get a nice bonus because of how much we’re billing out this month. So maybe that’s a silver lining. I’m turning into a zombie for a little extra cash.
On another note, I think I’m going to completely redo my website this weekend. Assuming nothing comes up (and it usually does). I want to try a different layout so I can have some of the fun sidebar widgets and I figure if I’m revamping things, I might as well revamp the whole damn site. I read a thing somewhere (no brain power to figure it out) about how to create an effective site for a writer. So I’m going to try to take some of that into account when I rearrange. It’s overdue anyway.