Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flailing, not sailing

In my self-diagnosed ADD fashion, my mind is scattered and my feelings of accomplishment have been inconsistent at best.  Couple that with pregnancy brain, homeschooling, and cheerleading responsibilities, then you can picture me- like a poor swimmer splashing like an idiot to reach the side of the pool.  Somehow I get there, but it isn't very pretty!

As much as I fight it, I need structure!   I'm my own boss, and yet I should probably act as if I have someone else to report to.  Maybe this would keep me on my toes.

Since I am an adult, I need to buck up and create a system that tells me what to do.  My "boss" takes the pressure off of my overthinking details or getting distracted by irrelevent side projects, because I would have to complete my assigned tasks for that day, before I start doodling on scrap paper.

I rebel against other people's expectations,  because I value personal expression and the variety of life.  BUT I have no excuse if I create my own bossy schedule.  I get to choose what day I do the errands, the laundry, the whatever.  If I fail to complete my tasks, I might as well just fire myself.

But it would be great to have an assistant.

How do you get everything done in a week?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Fall at home

For the past few days I've been "fall cleaning" throughout the house, because whenever the motivation strikes, I have to go with it!  Otherwise, the baseboards get overlooked for another season.  I invited several friends over for a thirty-one party just because I wanted to see their faces and do a little entertaining. 

So I decluttered, and dusted while my husband mopped and rearranged furniture. I even found some crib bedding for the baby this weekend, which made me more excited than anyone else, I think.  Then we ended the weekend with our first evening by the fireplace. 

I couldn't help but take pictures of my home in its fall finest...come on over!

Hi, Mr. Scarecrow!  More flowers on our dining/homeschool table.

Thank you, husband for mopping the floors!  It's a grueling job for a pregnant lady.

Ssshhh...I am capturing a rare and beautiful moment when the house is almost completely clean.

Lately I've been picking up flowers from the grocery store and putting them in random jars just because it makes me happy.

Apples, candy corn, party nuts, sweet potato fries, apple cinnamon & banana chocolate chip muffins, and cocktail sausages for my friends.

Just in case you forgot where we were.

Finally finished the photo wall...

...just in time to add another member to it!

Finally found crib bedding that matched the current colors in the guest room.

This is just a sneak peak, since we're obviously not finished.

Unintentionally, we have firetrucks in both boys' rooms- fun for one, fun for all!  They're going to share the room in a few years anyways.

And finally, we present the perfect way to end a weekend.

So the weekend's over, my house is clean, and I can smell the remnants of burnt wood from the fireplace and various cinnamon and pumpkin spice scented candles.  It's a great way to start the week- full of ample, cozy family time.