Overwhelmed And Underpaid

money on the ground

money on the ground

I am stressed, really stressed. It is that time of the year – back to school time. Just one more thing to add to my never ending list of things to do.
This year I have three in school. That is at least 6 pairs of shoes, clothes and endless school supplies.
Money is tight and I have been looking for a job for close to a year now. What makes it even harder in this awful economy is that I can only work nights and weekends. It makes it even harder to find a job.
I got my first job interview at the end of last week for a major retailer. I have a college degree, I am a smart woman. This should have been a no-brainer. Guess what? They made me go all the way down to the store to be told that I wasn’t “flexible” enough with my time. They asked on the application if I could work mornings, afternoons or evenings. I put evenings and weekends. They were looking for a person to work from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. What the hell? Last time I checked 11 a.m. wasn’t evening. I cried all the way home. Why did they waste my time and get my hopes up??
Then there is all the appliances. Why do you all decide to break down when our “rainy day funds” have been depleted? The air conditioner going out just about put me over the edge. I got away with a $300 bill instead of a $3000 bill for a whole new unit. I guess I am lucky. (ha-ha) This is projected to be the hottest week in Illinois. We couldn’t live without it. It’s money I could have used towards school. Oh well.
I have lost the ability to organize. Between cooking, cleaning, the NEVER ENDING laundry, being interrupted every two seconds by one of the four of my daughter, I don’t get things done let alone organized. I feel like I am juggling eight balls at all times and dropping them all day.
I try to complete too many things and end up getting nothing done. I have tried to prioritize to no avail. EVERYTHING seems to be a priority. I have made lists. That doesn’t work either. What is the point to having a million lists all over? I would only have to organize them too!
I guess I can only hope that once we all get settled with school things will get easier.
Anyone have any good organizing tips for me? What works for you?