I haven’t posted in almost 2 weeks. I have felt a bit overwhelmed and the first things I stop are my creative outlets (which I don’t recommend). When the house is gross and the kids are acting up and the husband walks around with blinders “not seeing” the problems, the last thing I “feel” is being creative.
I haven’t had the energy to do much beyond the necessary, just smile and wave boys… smile and wave.
There is evidence all over the house of things I have attempted to do or clean. The floor streamer in the living room, broom in the dining room, contents of our homeschooling cabinet littered all over because I was going to organize.
That being said I have been spending more time with the kids. We went to the state museum, we’ve been to the park a couple of times and generally we are spending more time outside.
So life isn’t terrible and I am prioritizing the kids, it gets me through even the worst bout. Sometimes everything gets to be too much and you have to step back and remember what really matters.
I was supposed to do a blog post on Weds for Bonnie’s Book Club. If you were anticipating that, I apologize. I’ve been a little overwhelmed.
I have been biting off more than I can chew lately, it’s a pretty constant problem in my life. I constantly want to go go go but I put so much on my plate, then my depression kicks in so I get NOTHING done. My anxiety then let’s me know what a worthless POS I am and we go round and round.
BUT some great things are slowly happening… the kids and I got some Halloween decorations up
We got some much needed yard work done, we chopped down 5 trees and sprayed the weeds, I might need to do that again.
I have lost 6lbs!! I know that is a seemingly minor victory BUT for me it’s pretty huge.
Homeschool is going… ok… ish… there are great days and days when the kids and I scream at each other. We finally got to the library (our local is closed for renovations). The closest one we can go to is 45min away… and it is in a temporary building. But it was great to get new books!
I have done SO MANY LOADS OF LAUNDRY this week. I gave clothes away, donated some can goods.
I have been working really hard to get my life in order, but I still have SO MUCH TO DO.
That’s where I am this Friday night. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! Got any definite plans? We have 90% chance of rain so we are staying in.
“You have the grand gift of silence Watson”—- this movie should be pretty easy to guess
So I have developed a… slight…. obsession with Sherlock the tv show.
Which has actually turned into a general obsession with Sherlock Holmes. I have always been a reader, but after having kids it’s hard to concentrate on a book.
Toddlers are deadly to books!
What is also getting in the wayof my reading, is my desire to have a clean house or lesson planning for homeschool or creating my art pieces, blogging, making YouTube videos and everything else I need to squeeze in while Tobias sleeps. So I started LISTENING to books!!
I do realize that audiobooks have been around for awhile but I had never listened to one before because I was pretentious and thought that reading the book was better.
If you pay for Amazon Prime you get access to Prime Reading and they actually offer FREE audio books! So while I am doing one of the 1000 things in my life I can actually listen to the stories
It’s been great hearing the actual stories and compare them to the episodes!!
My husband actually introduced me to Sherlock when we first moved in together and at first I was like, ehhh… it’s ok. But as the seasons progressed and as I got to know the characters I fell in love! And my oldest son loves the show too, so it gives us an opportunity for some adultish conversation.
Because my husband loves me, he indulges in my obsessions and he took me to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibit at the state museum.
Do you have any shows that you love or shows that have inspired you to read?