Thursday, December 06, 2007
Painting during the day. Not something I do very often-unless it involves a kiddy craft table.
Today the kids napped together, can I get a hip-hip-hooray?! Yes, I had me time for half an hour in the middle of the day! I squeaked in a half hour nap with them and then painted till they woke up. I didn't realize till after they had woken up that I need to straighten out a few spots on the flake, I will get to that before it hits the shop.
I am still working on getting into this holiday spirit. Christmas is the season I look forward all year long and then this year it just kinda fizzled as it got closer. I do have a lot on my plate and maybe if I cleared it and moved all my commitments to the new year I would do better.
There is a lot more to how I feel but I am supposed to be looking for joy this month, sigh, lets see...oh, right, the kids napped and I painted, yipee!
Something that I have forgotten to mention is....well in the photo above...there was once a microwave there. A few days ago it made a funny buzzing noise and gave up the ghost. Living-roughing it- without a microwave has been a bit of an adjustment, but I am actually coping quite well.
We only used it to reheat food so I am doing that in the oven instead---which I do not mind at all since it is freezing cold here and any excuse for more heat is welcome!
With Dave working the late shift this week I was so glad that Em and Phil came over for a few hours this evening. I cleaned...as usual it is never ending. I seriously do not know how other moms do it---keep a clean house and accomplish other stuff. I always have a million unfinished projects on the go and house work and other commitments, and it just does not come together!
Finding time to play with the kids, feed them, bath them and do other stuff, just the house stuff, I can't even do that! I feel like such a failure! Maybe for Christmas rather than getting more stuff I just need storage solutions and an extra 5 hours a day. Or, just a bigger house so I can spread it out more, wait, that would mean would also have more to clean, yikes!
I think my mind is just too creative and I start way too many things and have no time to finish them, and then half way through don't want to finish them or am so excited by the next idea in my head I just want to start it too. All the while I should have done a load of laundry or swished toilets or something more productive.
Posted by familymclean at 11:56 PM