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Monday, January 28, 2013

the madness of motherhood

It's a snowy/rainy Monday morning, 
or wait, it's afternoon now.
I wouldn't know because I'm still in my pj's, as are the girls.
The boys got fed and dressed and off to school, 
does that count for "getting something done?"

Last night as I lay in bed I told Jake that I felt so overwhelmed at what will meet me in the morning, as it does every morning.  All the messes to clean up, (because I was just so tired I wanted to sleep and not spend another hour cleaning up from our Sunday loungefest).  I just wonder why I even clean up sometimes.  

And honestly, most times I'm fine with it, it's "life" right now, our "season" of Motherhood. And then on other days/moments I feel so  frustrated by it.  How did all this pile up when Friday night it was perfectly clean and straightened up?  

So, instead of getting my butt into gear, I'm writing about how I don't want to.  But I know it will get done, it HAS to, there is no one else that will or can do it.  It is my portion for today.  And so I'm going to spend a few minutes extracting joy from it, I'm going to look around and count my blessings and name them one by one:

* the fire is roaring and keeping us all toasty warm.

* I have a house to clean, (a fellow neighbors home was completely destroyed in a fire the other night).  I heard the sirens and of course, the curious cat that I am, I had to find it's source. So, I bundled up at 2:45am and walked toward the billows of smoke, about one mile round trip.  It was freezing cold and exhilarating. 

Ok, so I'm sure there are more things I could squeeze out, but I don't have the mental energy right now. 

I'll pour another cup of coffee and put on some groovy praise music, (Bryan and Katie Torwalt is my newest favorite itunes purchase, a sweet gift from my friend Angie) and their pandora station is great too.  Here's to getting my hands a workin'.

If you're in the same boat I am, let's jump ship together and swim to shore before we all sink down into our sea of laundry!!

Bon voyage, dear friends!!  

"This mess is a place!"
  ~Author Unknown~


AmyK said...

This captures my feelings today too!

Elsie said...

I'm so thankful that when My kids were younger I'd ramble on to my Mom about the very same things and she'd assure me,what dont get dont today will get done tomorrow..and she said those yrs pass so quickly she hardly remembers them anymore..I wanted it then..I used to condem myself for being the messiest,I homeschooled ,I worked along side my hubby..and I still have messes..we have to allow ourselves a grumble every so often seems us women need to vent,and then we can laugh about it..about the time you think you found sanity someone makes another mess...and so the sogga continues

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