OK, OK, I'll Write!

I can't guarantee it will be of any substance though. Hubs reminded me last night that it's been a while since I've blogged. This morning my friend, Jessi, also mentioned that my blog has been quiet lately. So here I am, trying to write something worth reading.

To be honest, nothing has struck me as blogable lately. Life has been fairly low key. Not a bad thing! I'm sure the 3 ring circus will return soon. Hubs is going out of town this weekend so I'm sure I'll have plenty of blogable moments for you next Monday.

One thing did strike me last night as a potential blog topic. Hubs and I were cleaning the kitchen last night and the flowers that he got me for our anniversary were ready to go to flower heaven. As I pulled them out of the vase, I realized I hadn't really enjoyed them. I hadn't stopped to look at them or smell them. [Insert "stop and smell the roses" references here.] Now they were withered and dried. I was sad to throw them away. I felt guilty for taking them for granted.

Of course, this made me thing of other things I take for granted or don't enjoy enough in my life. My kids and Hubs were at the top of that list. I'm constantly struggling to find that balance that we all seek. The balance between kids, relationships, and household chores. I feel like I'm just getting by in all areas but not really excelling at anything. If anyone has the secret to doing it all, I'm all ears! If I could figure out a way to live on no sleep, I might be able to get to half of the things on my to do list.

Bored yet? I warned you!


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Not boring. Not at all. We all live this life! Thank you for your honesty!

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

I agree...not boring at all. I think it's so important to remind ourselves to live in the moment.

It's hard but trying to do it is already success.

Jessi said...

I'm so with you, girl. As much as I would LOVE a clean and well organized home all.of.the.time, there are two more important things needing attention in this "season"--Josiah and Laney. So, I've chosen 3 or so "chores" to really focus on and delight myself in and leave the rest of them alone (well, not completely, I just don't obsess over them like I used to).

Perfection cannot be reached, no matter how hard we strive for it (I, too, am a perfectionist at heart)....so you do your best and take the time to "stop and smell the roses". The kids aren't going to say in 10-15-20 years that their most favorite thing about "Mommy" was that the laundry was always done and the house was always spotless. ;-)

Angela said...

I agree totally with Jessi! I too tend to be focused on what needs to be done rather than the simple moments. I am trying very, very hard to cherish those simple moments. My Hub gets the most taken for granted. If you ever have time you should check out the nieniedialogues (it's a blogspot). I read this after their accident and was hooked. Nie really took time to enjoy the simplicity of life. Reading her blog helped me see where I was overlooking those moments. Just a thought - BUT seriously - we aren't meant to be superwoman! take it one day at a time. make sure to tell your fam every day you love them and give kisses of abundance!