Friday, August 29, 2008


I am a bit cranky today. I'm a little sad that summer is over, however, I am SOOOO ready to get back into a routine and get my house in a routine and order!! I've tried over the summer, but it hasn't happened, not to my satisfaction anyway, and with my foot/ankle hurting for the last three weeks it has made me cranky. Thankfully my foot is doing better, so I can untertake the projects I need to organize. Have you ever felt like you're in a sinking ship? I mean I do the dishes, I turn around...there's more...(we have no dishwasher here).....I just feel like I am fighting a loosing battle...and clutter!....the kids seem to drop things wherever and I get them to put things away and it's back again! DH is not much better! Summer is a slower time at work for him, so he's like a 4th child some days...LOL...dont' get me wrong, I love my family....I just need schedules and routines somedays!! Also, I love, love love spending time with my kids, but there ARE some days that I just need to be a mom and get done what I need to get they understand that?? NO! Like I said, all good things must come to an end and it's time for summer to come to an down off my horse and get to work on my house!! LOL
Thank you for listening...I feel much better!
Have a great day!


Katy said...

Oh...I totally hear ya Marion!!!! xoxo...I have a routine set totally helps keep me organized and also gives me time to spend with my kids! :) Maybe if you try to pen down a schedule that works for you and your family...maybe it would help?? :)
OH...and I don't have a dishwasher either! I used to..and I hated it and asked chris to take it out. I like doing my dishes....not so much that I enjoy it...but I like knowing that I am doing something, simply, and taking care of my family! :) I try to remember the quote off of a lot of Mary E. things..."Don't Do What You Like...Like What You Do!"...sooo true!!! If there is anything I can do to help or encourage you in any way...please let me know!!! Trust me though...I have totally had those moments!!!! xoxo

Melissa said...

I am soooo with you on that. I'm so glad the kids are back in school, and I'm off work today trying to get some stuff done. It will get better though.

Colleen said...

I'm with you on this one, Marion! I'm itching to get everyone back into the school year routine, too. We've had a good summer, but everyone is ready to move on. The kids are excited about school and I'm excited about getting a little bit of my sanity back ;)

Soon, my friend. And then we will miss them all anew.

Angie said...

Hi Marion, thanks for popping over at my blog. I just read this post and I must say, it sounds exactly like my family. I do have my girls ( I have three 14,9,10) to take their dishes to the sink after meals. I have gotten many compliments from other MOMs when they visit at friends houses. My girls are old enough to help and just having them help with dishes once a week takes a great load off you! Have them pick one day! As for the hubby, well that may just be a lost cause, I have been trying for 15 years! No luck yet! LOL. I will add you to my fav blogs, and maybe we can inspire each other and help each other out! I just love blogging too, it is soooo addicting! Have a blessed day!
hugs, angie

Simply Heart And Home said...


Dishes and laundry both! I hate to see either one pile up. I must do the dishes at least 3 or 4 times a day!

Wednesday will be here soon, you will see! :)

God bless you