So, I had these big plans to catch my blog up today from our Thanksgiving Break.
Then, I went to upload the pics and got a message saying that I have used all the free space that is available. If I want to upload more pics, I have to pay a monthly fee.
BIG, FAT UUGGHH!!
So, before I do anymore posts with pics, I have to sit down with Rick and figure this out (because I do not do computer stuff by myself).
Until then, I will share a few tidbits of info with you:
~I CANNOT keep this house clean. It drives me crazy and puts me in a bad place. I know logically all the things I should be thinking("someday I will miss the mess," "it is better to have the mess than not have my children," "mom's with sick children wish their children were healthy enough to make messes," etc.) I get it, but I also don't get it. I have lowered my standards more every year. I will confess right here and now, we do not make our beds on a regular basis. It is one those things that seems absolutely pointless to me and a battle I don't want to fight, especially since I don't want to make my bed anyway. I do not expect my children's rooms to be clean every day. One day a week, I ask that they clean it. I just want to live in a house that feels relaxing like a home to me, and when it is cluttered and crumby(I literally mean crumbs everywhere, not "crummy"), then I cannot relax. I just don't know which battles to fight and which ones to let go. I can feel it rising in me when I am reaching my limit, and let me tell you, IT. IS. NOT. PRETTY! I pretty much reached that limit last week. It amazes me that everyone else in this house can totally overlook the messes. I don't even think they see them. How is that possible?
~Laila knows how to blow a bubble with gum. She has been doing it for a while now, and for some reason, it is absolutely adorable to me.
~This week is kicking my butt and it is only Tuesday. I have such a hard time functioning when I have to get up early in the mornings. Why can't I live in a culture that values night owls???
~I filled 2 pages of a legal pad with all the "things" I need to accomplish in the month of December. Those things are on top of the millions of things I already do. Let's just say, "I am a bit overwhelmed."
~I think I should start a Christmas ornament business. Each of our kids gets an ornament each Christmas to represent something in their lives from that year. I think I have some pretty creative ideas for ornaments and have the hardest time finding ones that I want. Not to mention, how painful it is to pay over $10 for an ornament.
~Laila has been approved for speech therapy services through the public school. I am so excited to get her help in this area. Don't get me wrong, the way she talks is absolutely adorable to me, but I know that it will not be so adorable when she is 10 years old and only about 30% of what she says can be understood by the general population.
~Even though I hate the process of decorating, I do have to admit, that I am liking my house all "decked out" for Christmas, especially in the afternoons when I am here alone and it is quiet and peaceful. (Okay, Rick I admitted it!)
~I cannot stand for my microwave to be dirty. Really, if I open it, and find it dirty, I have to immediately drop everything and clean it. This happens almost daily. I guess I have to be in control in one area of my life!
~Laundry is my absolute favorite household chore. I love clean, fresh clothes. I love hearing my washing machine run. I love the sense of accomplishment I get when I have defeated an ugly stain!
~After reading back over this post, I really should get a life. Welcome to My World!!