Life lately

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I haven't forgotten about this blog, I've just been so busy lately. It's kind of annoying to say that, because I'm always trying to get to a place where I have time for everything, and where everything is under control, and I can't seem to get there. I don't want to be busy and stressed and complaining that I don't have time to relax and that I don't have time for me. B has been working more than ever before these last two weeks, so it's basically been all me at home with four kids, three of which are in soccer. Ouch. I signed them all up this season because they all wanted to play. I knew it would be busy, but it's been pretty brutal driving them to five practices and three games a week. I just want them to have fun childhoods where they got opportunities that I never had as a kid, so I try to provide that.

The first weekend they all had games, we made it to Mila and Ben's game as well as two birthday parties, and I just couldn't make it to Olivia's game on time. I guess I should have expected something to fall through the cracks. B and I were both driving around town like crazy people. Then, as if we hadn't had enough excitement, we cleaned out the garage. Then on Sunday Ben and Mila went to a Nerf gun place with a couple of their friends and Olivia went to the water park with her cousin Noah. Such a full weekend it was!

Then last weekend I decided to have a garage sale with my sister, so I figured out how each kid will get to their game without me. It took some planning, but I made it work. Prepping for the garage sale, though, was pretty brutal. We just had way more stuff than I thought we did, and I literally spent all day Friday either taking care of Naomi or sorting and pricing things, and Natalia did the same. The sale went really well, but we were both exhausted by the end of it. And of course on Sunday, I had my first Sunday School lesson to teach after summer break.

Tomorrow we have three more games with pictures beforehand, starting bright and early at 8 am. And I'm sitting here trying to avoid going to bed. Life has been throwing curve balls at me lately, and some of them have really gotten me down. Also, life just feels like a bunch of busywork, and I don't know how to change that. There's just so much to do. I've just been go, go, go, with no time to sit back and analyze and adjust. From the time I get up to the time I go to bed it's all about housework, school, homework, dinner, baths, laundry, groceries, bed, and repeat. I feel like a guinea pig in it's wheel, running full speed but getting nowhere. Hopefully I can get off of it soon, and get back to blogging, see a friend or two, host a dinner, date my husband. And maybe even take a bath. I'm working up to it. :)



Melissa Viljoen said...

Hi! This is Melissa from This Freckled Girl on IG!

I so know what you mean, I always dream I would have time for everything....blogging, teaching the kids, cleaning, reading, Don't let it get you down, life will slow thing I know helps is with dinner just through it in a crockpot so you don't have to think about it all day. I just started my own business and its picked up a lot lately, and I also have been feeling like a guinea pig in its wheel! Always trying to play catch up.

Ill pray for you that life calms down a little bit for you, that you will be able to enjoy not being in a rush.

Your kiddos are so adorable! Your doing great momma!

petal and plume said...

what a beautiful babe! your blog is oh so lovely. all the best to you!

Tanya said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Melissa. It's hard to see that it is only a season when you're in the thick of it. I know this little baby will get older and the pressure of my to-dos will subside soon enough. Thanks for your words!

Tanya said...

Petal and Plume, thank you so much! <3

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