What a week. I feel like I got so much done despite being run ragged by the technicalities in life.
Hmmm... seems kind of stoic referring to my kids as technicalities but I'll have you all know that they are the apples of my eye. Sometimes crabapples but apples nonetheless ;-)
Every Sunday My Love and I attend church with an optimistic attitude and high hopes that Mommy (me) will be able to sit through an entire service, the kids will be silent and not whisper "I'm hungry" "I have to go potty" "She touched me" "I'm thirsty" "Can I color" "He hit me" "She's breathing my air" (seriously!?!) every ten seconds to the power of four. However, the past two weeks have not been in my favor. Last week the kids were collectively trying to be helpful which I appreciate but tended to have a too many cooks in the kitchen effect. Everything I tried to do was undone before I could finish doing the next thing. Sitting and waiting patiently for Mommy to fix their plates at the church fellowship was not on the kids' list of things to be helpful about.
Yesterday's service was great ... until it started. With Sunday morning all a bustle with two adults and four children trying to get dressed and ready and out the door I didn't notice that the mild case of sniffles that the kids had come down with on Wednesday had, in fact, not subsided but become worse. WHY DIDN'T I NOTICE THIS BEFORE WE GOT TO CHURCH? That would have been convenient. When it came time to sit down and be still the kids could not.
They were not loud, and to the average congrigent their struggles may have been unnoticeable, but to the trained ear of the Momminator it was akin to an ice pick stabbing my eardrum. It really wasn't their fault. They were uncomfortable. SO at the break I made the decision to take them all home rather than trying to force them through to the end of service. We even skipped Awanas.
Anyway, back to what I accomplished this week. Clothes. That's right. They were everywhere. It appeared as though all of our closets and dressers had thrown-up onto our bathroom floor. I caught up. Yippee! AND I put away all the spring/summer outfits AND I did a clothes shift for the girls (Kiah's clothes to Eden's drawers, Eden's to Marli's and Marli's to storage... anyone in need of girly baby clothes 18 mo. down?) AND I went through and dispersed all the Fall/winter clothes AND sorted tons of hand me downs (we have been very blessed in this area, thanks ;-) you know who you are).
Finally, yes Mommy, I cleaned my room. Yes I did! I even vaccuumed which hasn't been done in an embarrassingly long amount of time :-0 I got rid of and put away piles of clutter and unfinished projects. Its so satisfying to get that off my mind.
My next project... the office.
No, not the show.
No, not the show.
Scary, I know.