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Hardly working? Hardly!!!

January 24th, 2011 at 04:09 pm

I can tell you I am working hard, not hardly working.
Since I took on my extra regular freelance gig, I am up to my eyeballs in work. It's been a little frustrating, considering it's not a high-paying gig.

Over the weekend, as I was once again bumping up against deadline, I said to myself that I'll give it six months, and if the work doesn't become more manageable, I'm going to have to give it up.

Life is hard right now-- two kids under 3, freelance work that must be done after bedtime, ergo mommy doesn't even get 10 minutes of down me-time. Ever.

I think my boss on this project must have been zoning in on my brainwaves. Out of the blue today, she sent me an email saying she was bumping up the pay, from $300 a month to $400 base. Some months, it will be $500. (Some months, due to the calendar, require a little more work every month, because there are 5 Sundays.)

Just enough to reel me back in. In this economy, I can't turn down $400 a month, to help my family reach its ambitious goals. So, looks like I am going to have to find a way to get this workload under control, because the project isn't going away...

2 Responses to “Hardly working? Hardly!!!”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    My children are 5 years apart in age, so I have never had 2 toddlers to chase. I can only imagine that it is challenging to squeeze in your work time, and that your "me time" just doesn't happen.

    Have you given any thought to having a helper one afternoon a week? It might just be money very well spent.

    You're doing an amazing job, best of luck to you.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I do have help. I pay a sitter for both kids once a week, grandma comes one afternoon a week, and one kid goes to the sitter on another day. That's only enough time to get my work-related phone calls finished. Not enough time to complete the projects, ergo the late nights!

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