The last few weeks have been very hectic in my household.
I mentioned earlier that my children were participating in co-ops this year and that this was really something we had not been able to do much of over the years.
All of this running around is beginning to tell on me.
I'm feeling it and I'm not liking it.
I did find the energy to make a list of all the cleaning duties that need to be accomplished to get things back in order.
But, I'm afraid that is as far as I've gotten.
I know all about the wonderful websites that will organize your life in 15 minutes a day, but I am not wired that way.
I have to go all out and get it all done or it will nag at me.
I'm not talking about entering the dark recesses of the closets in this house,
I'd just like the clutter to be out of sight and I don't have the stamina to look at it much longer.
It is another known fact that clutter is simply "visual noise". I don't tolerate noise well these days and everything in my line of vision is
It must be stopped! I suspect that much of the fatigue I'm feeling is the actual drain of seeing so much to do and trying to muster the energy to attack it.
Talking about what needs done is not always helpful, but writing about it in a public forum just might do the trick.
I seem to work better under pressure.
If you'd like to come over for coffee,
I am sure that I'd find the energy to clean it up in a heartbeat.......
but I'd still be exhausted and pay for it with aches and pains later.
I know that I have to come to terms with this "stage" of life.....
I'm in my forties......
I haven't been the young mom in the group for a while.......
I know that I may have more wisdom now than when I was younger, but I can't always remember exactly what it is and I definitely don't want gray hair to prove it.
I know that like every other stage of life, there are survival techniques that must be implemented.... and for now, I have to work out a better arrangement for staying on top of things if we are to be running hither and yon all the time.
I know that you have to grow your own "good faeries" who will help you keep things in order and training them young is of vital importance. When my good faeries grow up and leave I will be in big trouble!
Along with age comes health issues. We can't ignore them. We can't wish them away. We have to learn to work with them and try not to be bitter about what they take from us, like our feeling of youth. But such are common to Man.
So we have to push on.
Thankfully, the activities for this semester are winding down. I am glad. Because we all know what is
lurking coming up around the corner.....Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I think it is time for Home Ec.....where are those dusting rags??