Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clearing off my plate and then my mind..

   My original intent was to blog about life, love, kids and recipes. Lately I have had so much fun cooking that my blog is becoming a recipe blog. I want to be more well rounded and blog about all topics. Today i don't have much to say..nothing to specific just my thoughts. My plate is so full lately that I feel I am only giving everything my partial attention. 

Preschool- Its time for me to register my sweet daughter for preschool. I am so devastatingly sad. I know it sounds silly to say devastatingly sad but all of a sudden I feel like she is growing faster than I can keep up with. Have I taken enough pictures, video or journal  enough about her life and how wonderful she is. 
Will she cry when I leave her at her first day of school or worse. She will walk into school without looking back and I will be sad. I have visited the school and talked with the teachers and I think the place we have chosen will be a perfect fit. But I worry about She..She who has never been to daycare, she who has never not had someone with here where she goes, she who will probably love school and thrive. It occupies part of my plate because the truth is that She is ME and I am not ready.

Moving- We need more space. As I constantly complain about this issue and how small our house is we are breathing down the neck of our listing date I don't feel ready. There is carpet to be laid, toys to be packed away, the house to be cleaned and again de-cluttered. I find it to be ironic that as a working mom of two I am always having to de-clutter. No one is home, why is there so much clutter. Will it sell, where will we go? What if I don't like any of the houses on the market? 

Sleep- My baby, my love, my sweet 8 month old (tomorrow) isn't sleeping. I am following my sleep bible. Healthy Sleep habits, Happy child (will review later) but nothing is working. She wakes up crying and sometimes it doesn't stop. Will I ever sleep again? More importantly, will she?

Friends- I have some of my friends who are going thru a rough time right now. They know I love them, I know they love me but I want to be there for them more. I want to go to dinner with my friends when all of our plates are a little more cleared off and laugh. My friends are incredibly important to me and they know that and I know that I am important to them so I will look forward to a dinner date where we laugh so hard it hurts! What if our plates are never cleared off?

This is how my mind works when I am tired and overwhelmed- I need to re-organize my list and check a few things off..First sleep and then Dinner with friends. After all, a good dinner with some friends can turn around your perspective. Or a house where I can have my friends over, or when I de-clutter or when I find the time to look for houses on line, or .....Its a cycle..

Thanks to all my new visitors, I know you are stopping by for the recipes but stay and check out the rest if you have time. My guest hostesses have been amazing and inspiring and I have more of them to come...

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're having a grand time with your blog! It's great, isn't it? I finally started using an editorial calendar to help find balance in my posting schedule. You'll figure it out, don't worry. :)

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