I'm tired today.
It was really great putting off laundry for a few days, but I am SO paying the price today, now that my machine is fixed! The hampers are OVERFLOWING, and I am trying my best, but it's a losing battle. I'm on load four and there's no end in sight!
Yes, my husband Dennis has been gone this week, but it's more than that. I've agreed to a few more "outside" activities than a thinking mother of five children should commit to this fall, and I'm feeling it! Can you say, "OUCH??!"
Oh, when things are going well, I can handle it. But throw in a few variables (aren't there always variables?), such as a family crisis, and a broken washer (punctuated by a plumbing emergency). Then try to keep the family fed and dressed, and get everyone where they need to be when a husband is out of town. That's when I realize the error of my way. I get worn down.
The good news is, I have a policy about commitments for this season of my life: they must have a beginning date and an ending date. That limits my wearing down to only a certain point, then they are done. I can rest in between, get my house back in order, and gear up for the next project.
Pretty much the only ongoing commitment I keep is to my family. And considering the amount of laundry (cooking, carpooling, running with toddlers to the potty, etc.) I do, that is more than enough.
Some of my projects will be ending soon, so I am putting my shoulder in and leaning hard. So hard, in fact, that I'll be taking a blogging break tomorrow to finish up.
I'll rest and come back, ready for the new week!
Have a great weekend!