Other than that, my goals run along the lines of bringing bottled water up from the basement, sitzing my new-and-improved hemorrhoid, picking up Dylan's books, or similarly elevated goals. So far things seem manageable around the house... fingers crossed that the trend will continue.
I'm so much better at being in the now than I was when Dylan was this age. Talk about a lesson in being zen.
How is everyone else feeling about the house?
Well, my DD just sniffed my feet and pronounced them "stinky", so I guess I'm not as ahead as I thought. Boo.
boogiemonster | the hairy scotsman | anna the elf | lucy the sprite | wee faerie faye, born 01/02/11
But nothing like a play date coming over to kick it in gear. : Haha. So my house is the cleanest it's been since I had ds. (Crap he's almost a month old already!
My main goal is to brush my teeth, get dressed, brush my hair and wash my face before 10 every day, as well as get both kids in clean dipes and clothes by then. We have no shower so I have a bath with DD every night and try to wash my hair every 3-4 days.
then each day I just try to minimize the disaster. I just called DH to let him know that I'd burned things in the kitchen when I got distracted by DD and left something on the stove, so the house stinks terribly and I've destroyed a pot. So I can't even blame all the disaster on the toddler (well, I could, but it was mostly my absent mindedness).
so we walk inside last night to my place and it smelled soooo good....and is all cleaned up and boxes of stuff put away........it looks great. 'feels' great. obviously my mom had been cleaning and organizing BIG time. no WONDER she only had so much time for everything....makes sense now. why she was so pooped out too. very humbling for me and it made me feel so good to come home to a clean and organized place. thanks mom. wow.
as for cleaning up now i've only been home one day but i have been trying to keep up on straightening or putting dishes in d/w although they still remain in the sink and still something i intend to do..............lol thankfully sheamas likes his sleep so i do have time to do stuff...like...take a shower now. ooooooooo a shower!
proud solo vegan mama to dd, 9 & ds,4 . "it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness" -chinese proverb
I feel like I am spinning my wheels, but I realize even a little a day is better than nothing. It doesn't help that mom went on strike from helping us after we had a blow out, so I have been making meals and doing the laundry and dishes... but looks like tonight she's off strike so maybe she will at least help with the meals again.
I had to break out the vibrating Papasan chair to get a few moments of cleaning time here and there around baby Lach's needs. I just want to hold him, but also being on the couch for the entire time I am awake was driving me berserk. I just need to get moving a bit.
"Well behaved women rarely make history"
The girls are 5 wks old today, and for the last 4 weeks, MIL has come at least once a week and caught up the laundry, cleaning the floors, etc. But, this week Hazel and Lucy are a bit more manageable/predictable, and I feel back to normal (except the sleep deprivation thing).
I am doing at least one load of laundry a day, and diapers every other day. I do the dishes at least once a day (we don't have a dish washer), sweep the kitchen, living room, and bathroom a few times a week, and mop those rooms once a week. Everything else is just about survival! I'm a little obsessive when it comes to cleaning the house, and this is verrry lax compared to my previous self.
i have barely made a dent in my freezer stash because we've had SOOOOO much food come our way already. we basically just started using my meals this week, and wren is three weeks on sunday! gotta love huge families...and girlfriends who come over with tons of "all the foods i couldn't eat during pregnancy." mmmmm enough goat cheese and brie to last a week!
robina. unschooling mama and midwifery student. building my nest with my husband, our daughter (born at home 11/07), our son (home waterbirth 5/10), and our newest little girl (born at home 4/13)!