Sunday, April 13, 2014

Long Story Short: I Did Stuff

I opened the windows today. (High of 77)

I tried to read this... and then after a bit wondered why I was still reading it and stopped.

I cleaned all the spiderwebs out of our front screened in porch, wiped off all the dust from the window ledges and vacuumed the furniture.

I took the change in weather as a sign I should take down our large wreath which has been hanging on the side of our house since before the snow in December.

And the Christmas lights left on a bush Mr F missed last week.

I picked up all the sleds and snowball makers, ski poles, and igloo flags that have found themselves deposited from the mouths of snow caves onto our lawn.

The girls played outside for 6 hours, making fairy houses and working on their "island".

I taught Baby two lessons from the math curriculum I just ordered, since she is having trouble with the one her school is using.

I brushed off our outdoor table and pulled it from the eaves so that tonight's impending thunderstorm might help wash off the cemented dust and grime of the last 7 months.

I half heartedly raked out one of our garden beds, during which time I thought about how I'd like less structured garden beds at my next house.

I went to the grocery store.

I made pizza.

I changed out Baby's duvet for a lighter one, since she was too hot last night.

I read this article.

I paid Kid's tuition and realized I only have one more payment to go... Europe you are getting closer.

I made oatmeal-banana-scotchies muffins for tomorrow's breakfast.  (they're good)

And I'm even showing up, here.  (which is still taking concerted effort)

I have to say, I started my day feeling pretty overwhelmed by all the stuff that needs to be done around here.  We are still not fully unpacked from our trip to Mexico.  I did do our taxes but we went out of town again before I could process all the papers from this year.  Our piano is still festively dressed in both Christmas and Valentine's Day decorations.  There are piles of snowsuits by our front door....

But now, at the end of the day... just writing down what I did accomplish... despite the glaringly obvious fact that I didn't do any of the things I said I needed to (whatever)... I do feel a lot better... at least I didn't just cave and watch Survivorman on Netflix all day.

Which considering I just got home from a grueling two day drive with the kids... is saying something.

Particularly since Baby has misinterpreted her classroom's free play rule of "everybody is in charge of themselves" to mean that she doesn't have to listen to me anymore.

Which resulted in more than a few tense moments on the road...

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