So, I have been having a hard time lately, trying to get it all done. At home, at work, with the kids, with everything. There are so many things that I need to do, and so many other things that I want to do, and there just aren't enough hours in the day!
Work.....well, I'm not too concerned about that. We ALL have so much to do and everyone understands that it takes a while to get through the piles of work. Plus, I really like my job, so even though I get really annoyed and worked up sometimes, I usually just have to think "well, I could still be working at XXXX or XXXX" and things take an immediate turn for the better. And, it's better to have too much to do rather than not enough, right? Plus, the cafeteria sells fountain Diet Coke and I can go buy a cup of it whenever I need it. Which has been a lot lately.
Home though......a totally different story. I feel like I'm constantly running, trying to get laundry done, lunches made and packed, kids in bed, the house picked up, pictures taken and loaded onto the computer, writing on my blog, making sure everything is ready for field trips, trying to remember doctor's appointment, dentist appointments, people's birthdays, trying to work out......AHHH!
See? I'm just stressed out typing it.
I know I should try to lower my standards a little, but I don't really want to! I hate when my house is a disaster - that stresses me out more than just cleaning it. And all that stuff that I want to do? Pictures? Working out? Writing? Well.....I want to do them, dang it!
Now, I really do try and think "this will not last forever, and I need to be spending time with the girls while they still like me". And most of the time that helps. But not always. Like tonight.
Tonight, I am tired and bummed out and worn down. I know it will get better, but for today, I just had to complain at little.
Tomorrow, we hope to return to our regularly scheduled, upbeat and entertaining self.