Monday Morning Haiku #25

Posted: 2012-03-12 in Monday Morning Haiku
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My girls grow quickly.
With long office days, I’ve lost
more than just an hour.

Yes, I’m cursing Daylight Saving Time this morning just like thousands of others across the country, but as my haiku this week indicates, there’s another place where I’ve lost even more time than our government-mandated clock-changing activity can suck away from me.

The last couple of weeks (and the next couple) have been pretty crazy, work-wise. I’m working lots of extra overtime to get some things completed by deadline for my latest project, which has severely cut into the time I’ve been able to spend with my family. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but it also gives you a big old case of the blues. I’m hoping things settle down soon and I’m able to get back to my normal schedule, so I can play with the girls in the evenings rather than get home just in time to help put them to bed.  (I’m sure my wife wishes I’d get home earlier, too, so she’s not having to carry the entire parenting load for 15+ hours a day by herself.)

  1. Laurie says:

    Your girls are really adorable. I can see why you’re missing your time with them.


  2. jaklumen says:


    My daughter is almost 10 and my son will be 5 at the end of this month. Both Cimmy and I are on disability– and so we have tons of time to lavish on them (although they have a few special needs, and that sucks up a lot)– but we definitely have to struggle to provide for them financially.

    It’s a balance, I’m sure. I hope your “normal schedule” may come a little more quickly than expected.


  3. Margy says:

    I hope the overtime is going well and that you’re back to a more normal schedule. By the way, I mentioned you and linked back to your blog in my latest post. You and Jaklumen have been running me around like a musical robot! Not to worry – I love it!


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