02 August 2011

Oh ya know .... Just Life.

I feel like I've been a little absent on the blog lately, but I have featured some fabulous woman and I hope you had the chance to check them out. Things have been nonstop in this little house of ours. We're still working away and are almost finished with the living room. This turned out to be a bit of a bigger project than we planned. The dark wood trim needed three coats of paint and we have a lot of trim!! While we did hire on a painter, the job turned out to be too big (er...would cost too much) so we are finishing it ourselves. I'm hoping tonight is the last of the painting. I have enjoyed the music and beers with the hubby, but staying up until 2:00am to paint is getting a little old. Or maybe I’m the one that’s getting too old…

And while we have been painting nonstop, the laundry has piled up, the toys have taken over and the kitchen looks like it has been ransacked by wild animals. In other words, mama is one big stress ball! I don't handle messes very well and this huge mess has me freaking out. Plus, I feel like I have been so busy with everything else that my focus has not been on the kids....and that really freaks me out. SO, yesterday I decided to put the paint brush down, close the door to the laundry room (well, if it had a door I would close it) and sign off on the computer. The kids and I spent most of the day outside. We had a lovely, and oh so messy, picnic. We set up a play camp and even brought out a tent, which Jess loved. We made our backyard a jungle and went on a safari adventure. And when the rain came we raced into the house, cuddled and read books. Magically, when Dad came home the rain went away and we moved our party back outside. Appetizers, cocktails for the adults, and races for the kids. We finished our night with a family movie and bed time books in mom and dad's bed.

I needed to unplug. I needed to take a break and step away from the mess. My kids come first and if there is ever a moment where I feel like something else is becoming a priority then maybe I need to walk away from a few things.

This is what has been driving me crazy.
Our living room has looked like this for over a week.
Living room

With a little of this it's slowly getting better

Beer and paint

And now it looks more like this.

Living room

But a lovely picnic and day with the kids
has me feeling energized to finish the job.

mama and jess

My handsome love ;)
Baby girl in a tent.

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  1. I feel you on the needing to unplug. But you're doing a great job I'm sure, lady, so try to relax and let go of the stress! <3

  2. @Caitlin yes! totally need to unplug every so often. in fact....off i go....to unplug....and paint. ugh! last night of this s#*@ :)


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