Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crazy Busy

I know you're not supposed to blog about not blogging but guess what? Rules are made to be broken and I have some stuff I want to say. *sticks out tongue* So there.

Posting has been sparse around here and it's because I've been focused on everything else.  And I do mean everything. We're coming to the end of the school year, spring (or more accurately, SUMMER) is in full swing, the kids are busy with stuff, and I'm trying to make a lot of changes to my habits.  I have so many, many bad habits and I'm trying to focus on changing them.

About two weeks ago, I reorganized my cleaning rota.  I included more things that need to be done and spread everything out over the course of the week.  Then, I started tackling those tasks each day.  I've had some pretty monumental piles to dig out from under so it's been a slow process to get everything up and running smoothly. This week alone I did 17 loads of laundry because the mountain of dirty clothes was Everest-sized.  I'm pushing myself to not only wash and dry the clothing but FOLD IT and PUT IT AWAY, too. Shocking concept, I know.

This is turn means that my bedroom is much neater now (although there is still work to be done - *ahem* the top of my dresser) but getting there was a two hour job.

This same story is repeated all over the house.  I'm aiming to keep things more in check so that when I have to pick up a room or do some laundry, it's a task that seems much less overwhelming and will take me much less time.

In the meantime, summer weather is here and with it summer yard work, which is something I am perpetually behind on and clearly suck at.  My gardens are nothing but weeds and my lawn gets mowed once for every two times the neighbors mow theirs.  So, I've set some goals for what I want to accomplish this spring. They're manageable and I'm working on them. Clearing out weeds, transplanting in ground cover, attempting to make it look like something other than lazy people live here.  I don't have a lot of money (read: none) to spend on this so it's all got to be something I can do with what I already have. Luckily, that's mostly true.

On top of that, I'm still trying to stay committed to my exercise goals. This week was less than successful on that front but I've been working my tail off in the house so that has to count for something.

It's shaping up so that the days when Jamie is in daycare and Liam is at school are insanely busy for me. Thursday, while Jamie was at daycare, the first grade classes at Liam's school performed the play "Bugz" for the parents. (Liam was an army ant.) I had a thousand other things to do that day as well as attend (and help set up for) the play.  In the end, my schedule looked like this:

I still don't know how I managed to stay on track, but I did.
The point in all this is that blogging isn't last on the list - it hasn't even made the list to begin with.  I think this is something I need to change.  I frequently think "I should blog about that" and then I don't.  Because I forget to do it or I'm tired or I'm just plain lazy.  Since I'm trying not to be lazy in other areas of my life, I shouldn't let blogging get forgotten.

The good news is that I feel progress is being made on most fronts. I still feel like I'm not doing enough yard work (but it's 85 and swampy out! I DON'T WANNA). But, maybe it's like presents and it's the thought that counts.  Yeah, I don't think so either.

SO: I'm going to try to make blogging more of a priority - even if they're short little posts or just a picture or two.

In the meantime, enjoy a picture of my kids sitting in a bulldozer at Touch A Truck.


  1. omg did you actually make it out of costco within 30 minutes?? i can't get out of there under an hour and a half. i think it takes at least 20 minutes just standing in line! your kids are super adorable. i love the red hair!

    1. I did! I walked in 5 minutes late and was pulling out of the parking lot at 10:28. I knew exactly what I needed and where it was in the store. I got exactly those things and then left. I was a woman on a mission.

      Thanks for the compliment on the kids! The cute is sometimes the only thing that saves them. ;)