We're alive. We're well. We're busy!!
I have something going on every day this week. I have piles of things I need to tackle. I have a list
to get through. It's never ending. Today I ignored the list for a bit and watched Lost on Netflix. I gave my self a break today as I woke up at 4:20am this morning to take Jim to the airport. I didn't get to bed until after midnight last night. Four hours isn't a lot of sleep -- enough for some, not for me. Anyways, I was tired and wanted to ignore my list, so I took a break and got my Lost on. I never watched it when it was actually on the air, I'm enjoying it now. Maybe I enjoyed it too much today, because as I look around at my house, those piles are stacking up. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I have things I need to do and things I want to do. I'm having a hard time picking which to do first.
We upped Tralee's speech therapy to twice a week. Fingers crossed that this will get us through the S and Th sounds (she's been stuck on those for a while now) so we can start working on V and R sounds. Today was the first day we started going on Monday. After speech the kids and I ran some errands, then I came home and instead of tackling my list, I watched Lost. I don't really feel too bad about it. Last week was just as busy as this week, and it was the first time I sat down in I don't know how long to just enjoy a show (usually a show is on and I'm folding laundry, doing the dishes while listening and sneaking peeks at the telly, ironing, sewing, or picking up toys.) Today I just watched -- that's a lie. I watched as I read through a stack of magazines that have been ignored under my coffee table for a few weeks. Now that I'm caught up on my mags and snuck in some telly-time, it's back to business (well. . .after I finish this blog post it's back to business).
I have been trying really hard to spend some quality time with my munchkins latley. I've been feeling like a slacker mom. They've been fed, dressed, bathed, wiped, huged, and kissed, but I've been saying a lot of things like, "I'll play with you as soon as I'm done with __________." Today I spent a little time playing pretend and reading library books with them. I want a day I can dedicate to my babes. I haven't had one of those in a while. My munchkins and I need a fun day together.
Tomorrow I'm having some women from church come over to work on some invitations for an up-coming event. I need to pick up a bit. The house was super clean and orderly just a few days ago for a doTERRA party I hosted, now it looks all sorts of messy again. How does that happen so fast?!
The rest of the week will be spent teaching pre-school, driving to-and-from activities, and watching some kids for a family member for a few days. My kiddies and I will be spending the night over there.
I'm also trying to get everything in order for our up-coming trip. Jim left for Maui, Hawaii today for a business trip. The kids and I will be joining him in about a week (YIPPEE!). I have a lot of pre-trip prep work to do. I'm so busy I don't have time to get really excited about the trip yet. It feels like I have a mountain of work to climb up before I can descend into paradise with my family. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about my first (EVER!!) trip to Hawaii, I'm just feeling a little like, "AHHHHHHHRRRRGGGG!" at the moment when I think of my to-do list.
Speaking of my super long list, I better stop typing, and start working.
Just thought I would give an up-date to those that check this blog a lot and worry if there are no updates (you know who you are - loves and hugs to you from me!).
Alright. I'm off to climb my mountain. Wish me luck!