The two full-time jobs are kind of a lot, and I've been so busy that my husband and children are lucky to each get a daily chin-tilt and "'sup?" from me.
On the bright side, though, all of the bills are paid and up to date for the first time in a couple of months, we haven't had an overdraft in ages, and there is water again (it was only out for two days, although it seemed like longer). QOTY: It's REALLY HARD to live without water! (Big Child). When I laughed, because we weren't really "without" water, we just had to manage only having it in big plastic jugs, none of the logistics of which fell to him, he wanted to know what was funny. "Nothing about this is FUNNY, but you should try telling children in the third world that. Some of them have to walk miles every day to carry their family's water home ON THEIR HEADS." I don't think Big Child plans to move to the third world any time soon. Meanwhile, I have found that it is possible (not NICE but POSSIBLE) to wash one's entire body including waist-length hair in a gallon of water. I don't know when I'll need that skill again, but I figure it's a good one to have.
Speaking of third-world countries: Ebola. Man, that's some crazy shit, no? When I checked in at the Breast Center last week they asked if I'd been to West Africa in the past three weeks or had any dealings with anyone who had. I was like "y'all know we're not going past second base, yes?" There are some at work who say that as servers we will be among the hardest-hit, because we touch people's used plates and napkins all the time. I've been washing my hands more than usual.
I think two of the rabbits are pregnant. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they are. I've separated them from the others and given them their own spaces just in case. The other two rabbits are either both males or a male and a barren female. So that's at least one more thing on my to-do list (I also need to make coq au vin, as Trashcan Neighbor has installed a 24-hour floodlight that has the cockerel's giblets all in a tizzy at odd hours). The winter garden is shaping up nicely, and I have a ton of kale right now, which is good. I'm the only one who really eats it much (although Big Child likes it roasted), so I've started taking bags of it to work and awarding them to the first person who zeroes in on it and is like "wow, that's some really nice-looking kale!"
How are all of YOU?