Monday, April 27, 2009

The Frazzled Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY April 27, 2009...

Outside my window...I think it is a beautiful, sunny day--but I haven't actually LOOKED outside yet this morning as I have been RUNNING all morning!

I am thinking...about how much we have to do today. Too many projects are due tomorrow, all of which are only part way done...oh when will I learn to organize my time better?

I am thankful sweet Mother In Law who always keeps my kids for me. She will be watching them AGAIN while I go to the dentist this afternoon!

From the learning rooms...PROJECTS! Thank goodness the end of the year is just around the corner. We have three art projects, a country study (including a "native" snack, costume, and poster) and an animal habitat all due by Thursday. I know I should just let some other studies go...but I am Anal and I just can't seem to do it!

From the kitchen...Football boy has discovered an interest in the culinary arts! This weekend he learned to "make" Manwich and boxed brownies. This week, he is desiring to learn to make some from scratch meals. This could get interesting.

I am wearing...exercise clothes. In a re-run from last week, I overslept and didn't exercise. There is almost no hope of getting it in today, but it makes me feel better if I think I am going to try!

I am creating...absolutely nothing, although I would be thrilled if I could create a little peace and calmness SOMEWHERE in my house! Like maybe in a clean kitchen counter...

I am the dentist and to Football boys' ballgame today as a single mom. Tigerfan starts teaching his classes tonight at the local University so I am on my own. I also need to run to Walmart and try to find some fabric to create a wonderful Mexican costume due tomorrow...any suggestions?

I am reading...Crazy Love...should finish it up this week! It is really a life changing book!

I am hoping...that things will calm down a little bit here and that I will learn to time manage or simplify a little...I am going a little crazy right now. On the other hand, I am still holding out for the housecleaning fairies or the Home Made Simple Mavens!

I am hearing...Dancer talking to me about her day and the sound of Tigercub getting in to something...I am afraid to find out what!

Around the house...Well, I hate to complain, but my washing machine broke on Friday. After spending all Saturday morning researching new machines, Tigerfan decided he could fix it. It is now disassembled with part of it in the laundry room and part of it in the garage. The offending part is on my counter and Tigerfan is trying to get a replacement part today. So...there is laundry all over my house piling up waiting to be washed. Tigercub has gotten into the dishwashing tablets and has sprinkled them all over the floor and I haven't done a home blessing in two weeks! Maybe one of these days...

One of my favorite things...The end of the school year and the peace of knowing we won't have any more projects for 3 months!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Baseball games, dentist appointment, HOPEFULLY a repaired washing machine and laundry getting done. IF it doesn't start raining again, I may get the garden in although I am beginning to think that is just a passing fancy this year.

Here is picture thought I am sharing

Ever feel like you were just running in circles???

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Liz Tolsma said...

Loved reading your daybook. And I thought I was busy LOL! Great that your son wants to learn to cook. Mine enjoys being in the kitchen, but needs to practice so he doesn't burn so much!

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

sounds allot like my days..only I choose to sit some of it out on here..bc you all are more fun ;)

Growin' with it! said...

now how in the world do you have time to read a book? are you one of those girls who somehow gets a bit more daylight in your day? you are my hero lady!

Aimee said...

Mexican costume -- can you get a blanket, cut a hole in the middle, call it a "sarape" and put a sombrero on his head?

And I am still wearing my exercise clothes and I have yet to exercise - and it is now 1:30 pm. But you're right, it does make me feel better to be wearing them.

Anonymous said...

what an appropriate picture for how you are feeling right now! deep breaths, friend, deep breaths! i hope the week has gotten better since yesterday, now that it is Tuesday. were creating something...a Mexican outfit! that takes some creativity!

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

That's a lot going on at the same time, no wonder you feel like you're running around.

I guess if you actually write down what happens during the day, you start realizing how much there is to do.

Thanks for the video support on my blog.

Tim said...

Thanks for stopping in Fort Thompson! We all look forward to seeing your vlog post. Make sure you link up on Mr. Linky!

Love and Prayers,