I’m not going to lie: I’m so tired, and all I want to do is curl up and go to bed, and yes, I know it’s only 4:30 in the afternoon, but there it is, the truth. I’m forcing myself to play on the computer because I finally got some alone time (Jim went to play Warhammer) and, truth be told, I’ve been neglecting a lot of things. This blog, our forums, my crocheting projects (that I REALLY need to get done soon), and even, heaven forbid, Warcraft.
Thankfully, I’m almost in the second trimester. According to all the books, I should start feeling more energetic. So, yay, because I need it. We have a LOT going on.
(Then again, most things I’ve read–and one nurse I talked to–said nausea should be easing up, and while for the most part it has, I found out the hard way two days ago that I can no longer keep down tortellini. Sad face.)
Anyway, whine, whine, whine, pregnancy is hard on a body, but like I said, we have a lot going on right now. I think I touched on this before, but a couple months ago, I was pulling mad amounts of overtime, with a goal of getting a bunch of bills paid off. Then they took overtime away. Rumor is that it’s not coming back. Enter sheer panic when I realize that without overtime, I have to dip into our savings every month. I began looking through want ads, considering taking on a part-time job, but Jim put his foot down. He didn’t want me working two jobs, especially while pregnant.
However, Jim came up with an idea that might work perfectly. We need to get some things in place first, but if all goes according to plan, we should end up in a much bigger place and saving a lot of money. And I won’t even need to do overtime.
So, that made me feel better. I still need to make some calls, still need to do a lot of work for it, though. As it is, I already feel like that hamster on the wheel–I’ve been trying to get so much done and nothing seems to be working. Example: FMLA papers for the pregnancy. Ugh. It took four calls to the doctor’s office before they even sent the papers (which were late), and then only the time after delivery has been approved. Call back to FMLA to find out why time leading up wasn’t approved. Told info missing. Called doctor’s office again, tell them what’s needed. They resend. FMLA has denied again for insufficient info.
On top of that, there are several accounts that I needed to do some kind of account change/update to. My car payment is still under an old name, as is one of my student loan companies, who, as it turns out, also needs to send me a new payment booklet. And then there’s PayPal. PayPal is going through some thing where they’re requiring people to send documentation and, until they get it, they put your account on hold. I wouldn’t care, except I use PayPal to pay my sister my half of the phone bill every month.
So I spend an entire evening working on pulling up information that all these places need for whatever needs to be done. Sent the info to Paypal via their website. They claim they didn’t get it. Picked up everything, went to Staples, faxed everything to the car place, PayPal, and…some other place, I don’t even remember. Student loan one was mailed.
To date, NOTHING. The car people say they see that I tried to send a fax, but they didn’t get anything. PayPal claims they only got a photo ID via fax. (I assume that was my driver’s license, although I’m not sure why they didn’t see the rest of it.) I’ve heard nothing from the student loan company.
I’m pretty annoyed. Staples charged me quite a lot for faxing this stuff, and NOTHING went through. And our library doesn’t do faxes. I’m going to have to go down there and redo it, and I’m dragging my feet at having to pay money for all that again.
OH. Since I’m on a roll with all this grumbling…I didn’t even mention that I bought a Warcraft authenticator over a MONTH ago, and I still haven’t gotten it. Jim’s ordered a book a while back that still hasn’t come in…it feels like nothing is going right.
I guess except for the really important things, though. Pregnancy so far is good. I’ll be 14 weeks Monday. I had another doctor’s appointment last week, where I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the third time, which is always wonderful. (It was at 165. :)) Jim runs a Ravenloft game on Friday nights that seems to be going well. He holds the game here, so I can’t use the computer since everyone is in the living room. Instead, I hide in our bedroom, attempt to finish the crocheting project I’m working on, and 9 times out of 10, find myself dozing off. By the way, once that project is done, I’ll post it over on my craft blog.
Oh, well. It’ll get done. I guess I should probably just enjoy the sleep while I actually can, eh?