Thursday, January 7, 2010

 The lady who is having a hard time returning from Christmas vacation...

So, yeah - apparently this lady is finding it a *little* difficult to get back into the whole "schedule" thing after our extended Christmas break. I was into some what of a routine - {finally} - before December 22nd hit. And then we saw that a snow storm was headed for Iowa right when we were, so we left two days early. And ever since then I have been OFF from my schedule. It was lovely to be relaxed and not have to be on a schedule, but ...REALLY - it is time to enter reality again. And to sum it up - I am just having a hard time doing that.
In the midst of it all we have had:
Christmas Treasured time with my family - all of whom I already miss horribly Two birthdays {A bit of crying when I realize it was really three...} Many memories from 7 years ago {Good, bad, heart wrenching, joyful...} Dr. appointments Scheduling medical testing for K A Laid back New Years Eve {Putting the boys down early and having hours of fun welcoming in 2010 in an old school tetris battle} Celebrating a fresh new year - so full of possibilities!! Struggling with a little bit of exhaustion Trying to whittle away at those last ten pounds of baby weight Becoming a human pacifier Watching God blow our minds with unexpected financial blessings
And I could have blogged about it all in detail. I'm just seriously having some time management issues. I love to write. I love to take pictures. I love to scrapbook and call friends and send cards and do crafts. Right now, I am just struggling to keep the clothes and dishes clean. Yesterday I told Dave that my cleaning has regressed from keeping things clean, tidy, and organized to simply making paths so we can walk through our house.... *shudder* Oh dear me. Here it goes - I am going on the record saying that having four kids - busier and more time consuming than I ever imagined. That's kind of hard for me to admit, but honesty is always the best policy, no? So, as I enter this NEW year, I am trying to figure out what things I need to implement, add, delete, rectify, forfeit, and change to make everything work the way it needs to. I am praying for wisdom and fully expecting good results. And hopefully I will get things figured out so that I can keep up the maintenance work of home and family while still carving out a little bit of time for the special things that I just love...

9 comments:

Jessi said...

It's hard finding time to do things when I have two young kids. I can only imagine that four is just near crazy when you try to keep up on things like housework.

Hang in there, I hope you come up with something that works for you. Just remember that when the kids are older you won't care about how clean your house was, you'll remember all the fun times and good memories you had. :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

You're so not alone.

AND, if your tiny little self loses 10 more pounds I may not be able to be your friend anymore ;)

Love you.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

I'm with Sarah....10 more?! really?! I don't believe it for a second.

And I totally don't think I ever recover to a clean, tidy, organized.....most the time....it's a path at my house :)

Katarina said...

I hear ya! My house has clean (as in, non-path like) over the holidays and now, there's a path (if we're lucky!)

Praying that you find what you need to be organized (cuz I understand that need!) while making things that you love *fit* around that. Knowing God will provide the answers for He knows your heart.

And seriously?? I don't believe you when you say you still have 10lbs left (you look wonderful) (but understanding that wanting to lose it!)

Mama Belle said...

Wait ... that's all you have to lose is 10 pounds? I wouldn't worry about it. Sounds like you'll be losing it naturally chasing a lot of little boys around.

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

I can completely relate to you Wendi, as I have shared with you recently. Some days I just feel so exhausted that I let everything go and it's so hard here at the end of this pregnancy with constant heart burn and nausea to get through the day feeling accomplished, getting chores done and really tending to the boys one on one. I know that I'll feel (hopefully) better once this baby arrives, but I do worry about the added stress of taking on another little one to care for.
But God has blessed you with four gorgeous amazing and wonderful little boys as he has me three...and if God can put us to it (this mothering thing) then he can certainly see us through it!!

Praying and thinking of you friend, hope you find an easy routine for you to slide back into and rest that can help you feel more yourself. And did you know that I JUST heard on the tube the other day about stress making you gain weight!! lol YOU ARE SO SKINNY! You don't need to lose ten more pounds ;)
xoxo

Amy@My Front Porch said...

You are not the only one -- I've felt the same way ever since Christmas! And I only have one child -- the thought of three more makes me want to just curl up in exhaustion already!

Redhead Mommy said...

Yes! And when you figure it out, could you please send me the formula, because I can't seem to find the time with the three I have! ;)

Amanda said...

ummm....the fact that you only have 10 lbs of baby weight left to whittle off kind of makes me want to cry...a lot...like kicking and screaming, throwing a tantrum crying. i think i've probably lost 10...then again, jillian weighed almost 10 lbs...so that isn't quite an accomplishment. i still love you though!