Having people with three very different schedules living under one roof is difficult to coordinate but we were finally getting the hang of things.
We all agreed that I would be the sole chef of the house as I am the only one who seems capable of not burning food. I’m ok with this arrangement because I don’t want to eat horrible food either!
Most days though I barely taste my breakfast because I’m working 7am to 9pm six days a week. I love my patients but damn it would be nice if they refused to get sick on weekends! I am a rising star at the hospital though so I should be a master surgeon before too long.
While I’m off saving lives at the hospital Xander cleans the house. He’s working as an overnight security guard from 9pm to 3am. So we rarely cross paths these days. I’m hoping that’s the reason he has yet to propose and not because I’ve scared him away.
I haven’t the foggiest idea what he does while I’m at work and Adam is at school.
Something work related I assume. They always seem to have side jobs for him in the afternoons.
I’d like to say that I get a break when I get home but that would be a lie. I’ve been selected to compete on the hospital’s behalf in a medical knowledge competition. If I make the hospital look good I get a promotion and a huge monetary reward. So I’ve been spending long hours studying.
Yep, studying. Well, everyone needs a break. Liv and I have been honing our skills at the bar. She’s a phenomenal singer. I’m…not good. But at least we didn’t get booed offstage like the guy before us.
The night before the competition I was up way, way too late studying. I was only a C-student in college so I really didn’t want to eff this up and get fired.
Thank God for coffee. I was tempted to take a shot of whiskey before I left but then I remembered I’m supposed to make the hospital look good and thought better of it.
After some cleaning (because it’s fun and relaxing for a neat freak…don’t judge) I was off to the competition.
Of course I won. I’m awesome. I was given a $10,000 bonus which meant I had $20,000 in my bank to do whatever I wanted.
Being the responsible adult I’m pretending to be, I did some house renovations.
I HAVE TREES NOW. It’s so much nicer to look out my bedroom window and see trees instead of the vast empty waste of space that my lot used to be.
I put fences everywhere because this neighborhood has developed a Zombie problem and after Xander was attacked in the Spring I’m not taking any chances with Bug and Pickle. Their mother would kill me if I sent home Zombie Babies.
I really missed the knowledge garden in China so I made my own half-assed attempt. It’s not bad to look at and chess makes everything better. I’m not much of a painter but who knows what Bug might want to do as she gets older. Always got to have something fun for my boogers.
I’ve also taken to gardening in my spare time (which isn’t much but I have a dragon named Dork who helps me). I’ve planted some fruit trees and some berries and we will see what happens. Again, it’s all nicely fenced since I had a run in with some Zombies who thought my plants looked tasty (I’m glad they weren’t eating me but still…have some respect).
My favorite part is the gazebo. It’s so relaxing to sit on my patio with the fire blazing. It’s going to be a hopping party spot now that summer has arrived. Once I get some more cash I’m going to enlarge that sucker and I’ve been toying with the idea of a pool. Maybe when Bug and Pickle are older. If they fell in…nevermind. Nobody needs a pool ever.
I’ve promised Adam he gets to host the first party. He’s straightened up after his rebellious streak. He’s on the honor roll again and doing his thing in a really amazing way.
I didn’t realize that Xander had planned a trip with his buddies after work on Friday but Adam picked up when Xander called to remind us.
Since then Adam has really stepped up around the house this weekend while I’ve been working. He turned Rory down for a date just so he could clean and feed the pets.
I still can’t believe I forgot about Xander’s trip. I’m going to need a calender so I can keep track of everybody’s plans.