Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Time and a yellow curtain

So this is my life with two little kids. Just when I think I'm getting on top of it I find out how much more I need to do. I have a million things I want to do yet find myself only able to keep up with the feeding and cleaning. It always takes me several days to unwind from a trip and here I am, Wednesday night, still unwinding. Loads of laundry calling me, a meal plan still needing to be made with a trip to the grocery store, and the house list goes on and on. Trying to balance all of that with the boys who need lots and lots of attention. Thoughts of house projects, blog posts, and crafts I want to do for myself, others, and the kids fill my head.

I'm finding that more and more of life is laying all those extra things down and just doing the simple. This week it means I spent the afternoon with my Mom and Grandma at the hospital for my Grandma's throat surgery. Coming home and leaving again with the family to say goodbye to one of the foster kids my parent's have had for the past 3 years. He's a good friend of Ian's which means we'll be explaining to him for awhile now why his friend is moving away to a new family.

It means tomorrow the boys and I will get my Grandma and bring her safely home from the hospital. And then there are 3 new baby chicks at my sister's house that we just HAVE to go and see.

I like organization, I like simple, I like order in the house. But my life these days are rarely any of those and I'm not sure it will be changing anytime soon. So bear with me. I have many many thoughts that I would love to post about, pictures I want to take, and so many fun things I want to make and share with all of you. And I will...but not as quickly as I'd like.

In the meantime, I did finish those curtains I mentioned before. I like them in there...the yellow with the blue. It's kind of fun. Tell me what you think. Yes? No? A little weird? Just look past that tiny nail hole in the wall that I accidentally put there and the cute little fuzzy boy in the foreground...he refused to step out of the picture.


I hope to get back on here in the next couple of days to post more on the green convention in Seattle. And then there's the posts about herbal tinctures, a handmade caterpiller, worm composting, fair trade, kids' spaces....

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7 comments:

Justin Cardinal said...

Very nice curtains... a little USC Bruins (college sports) but that is okay... I have always liked that color combination.

I know Julie struggles with getting the stuff done that she sets out to do. Two kids is way more than double the work. I don't know how big families do it. I guess it is a growing process.

Always appreciate reading your posts...

Annagrace said...

I know this so well...there's always so much more I want to be writing about and so many pictures I've taken that are sitting, lonely, over at Flickr. But then I don't want to miss a minute of Pea and I simply can no longer handle life when my house falls apart. I can only imagine what it's going to be like with another baby...See you soon.

The Lehmans said...

Oh man I know what you mean! There is never enough time! One piece of advice though, the kids will get older and things get easier, you start to find more time for yourself and all those things you want to do. So enjoy the simple things, like you said, because those sweet moments of looking at baby chicks with amazing wonderment just don't last forever!

The Lehmans said...

Oh, and I like the curtains! I think the colors are great together!

Merredith and Bruce said...

From the "Empty Nest".... I love reading your blog.... You are such a good mom.... good wife... good home maker.... You are living in such a blessed time of your life.... The things that need to get done will.... They always do don't you think... Meanwhile, embrace each special moment as they come along... And thanks for sharing your Moments in Color... they bring back memories for me of when my children were young and still under my care.... Enjoy this time.... It'll be gone sooner than you realize!!! Looking forward to more postings... Love, Merredith

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Andrea said...

Thank you all for your kind words! It so helps to hear from people and know it's all a part of life.

Thank you Merredith! You made my week :-).