Another “On My Mind” Segment

  • Fatigue. Kids are tiring. Keeping the house clean…or at least presentable…is extra tiring. Making dinner every night is tiring. Entertaining is tiring. All the events and activities are tiring. Going to bed at regularly at 12:30am just to get stuff done is tiring.
  • When I got downstairs this morning at 7:30 Nate was watching tv which is not at all unusual. But this morning he was watching a NOVA special on the expansion of the universe. Yep, he’s our son.
  • I got half the carpet in the house pro cleaned today. Now that we’re done with constant spit-up and potty training, we were definitely due. But I have to say, I can’t wait for hardwood.
  • Speaking of décor, I wish I had an unlimited amount of money to decorate my house. Actually, just a couple thousand would do right now. We have nothing on the walls STILL and our family room couch is busting apart.
  • Three phrases I’m getting really sick of hearing are: “I can’t!” and “I’m hungry” and “What should I do?”
  • I’m ready for another vacation. I’d love to go back to Bucerias or anywhere with a warm beach and some local flavor. It’d be even better (like multiplied by 100) if said vacation didn’t include tots.
  • There are just so many pictures to catch up on. I love doing it, but it’s starting to stress me out more than anything. It just takes too long. We need a better way to sort and edit.
  • Did I mention I’m tired? So far today I’ve walked Nate to school, kept the girls busy while the carpets were cleaned, made pumpkin cream cheese for bagels, and gotten ready for the day. I would lay down now for a minute but Madeleine keeps asking me to play with her. So that’s what I’ll do. Then we’re off to pick up Nate, go to the bank and the library, wash the car and gas up. Then home to hopefully relax for a few minutes before cleaning again and making dinner. Then Rob’s off to the temple (we’ve pretty much given up on ever being able to go together so we’ve started taking turns). I’ll put the kids to bed and then balance the checkbook and pay bills until our account reads $0.00. Clean up some more, read scriptures, and then finally a restless night’s sleep before starting all over tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And the next day.
  • You can’t tell from the above but I’m trying to stay positive and grateful. We have a few friends and family members who are really struggling right now with major health issues. They have been in our thoughts and prayers a lot. I am thankful for all the Lord has blessed me with, even though I don’t deserve most of it.

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