The upside of The Girlie waking up at 4 am is that I can be out walking The Dog by 5 am.
It's frosty, so the cold has dropped moisture out of the air and the stars are out. Not that many people are out yet, or cars.
Downside is, by 7 am The Girlie is livid with grouchy-ness and as our morning continues, it does not get better.
By 10 am will I have spent two hours working out lintel sizes and loaded dimensions of a variety of structural members, and by 12 pm I will have spent two more hours doing the exact same thing, but for multi-storey buildings.
By 2 pm I feel like I could either 1) lay down and sleep, or 2) cry. I am typing this short blog post and The Girlie is telling me about a ballet class she wants to attend where she can "dance a unicorn dance" (what's up with EVERYTHING having to do with unicorns at the moment!?) and in her excitement I can tell that by 5 pm she is going to be livid with grouchy-ness yet again.
But there's not much I can do about that at the moment.
Travelling with kids is brutal, and so is trying to resume life afterwards. I'm at a point where The Girlie says, "Mommy, can I put stickers on your clothes?" and I reply, "Yeah, sure, whatever."
So don't mind me walking into Measurement/Estimation class with stickers down my back that I am not aware of.
But, seriously, at this point I have bigger things going on in my life than stickers down my back.