I keep trying to commit us to something to look forward to, but it keeps not working. I registered us for a conference in town and booked a room at the hotel that was hosting it, but Kiddo’s first cheer competition is that weekend, so I cancelled the room and asked for a refund on the registration (still waiting for that).

I bought us tickets to a Saturday night concert, but all of our childcare options are unavailable, so now I’m trying to sell them.

Are things to look forward to simply a casualty of this way of life, of two full-time jobs, school, and a high-commitment extracurricular activity?

I gotta figure this out.