This post is to encourage all of the other struggling moms out there! Blogging can make anyone's life look "perfect". Blogging only the good can make us appear as if we have it all together. The truth is, life, in general, is messy. Granted there are those out there that do have their acts together....in *certain* areas, but let's face it...we are all sinners, making messes of our lives as we go. I am no exception! This being a journal of sorts, I try to keep things real, but I obviously want to remember the *good* times, more than the bad. So posting more of the good makes it on here more often :-)
Yesterday things really just got out of hand. We have been off schedule now for a while. We have been mostly back on over the past few weeks, but if something hits home, well all bets are off. BUT, this is a reminder (mostly to my children) why we have a schedule! Even without our schedule we have been doing most of our schooling, and having at least one, if not two, chore times a day. BUT, come the weekend, which follows after a busy week....Well, let's just say my house is a wreck. Make that with a capitol "W"! Scratch that, make it ALL caps....WRECK!
Knowing that we have to get our house in shape for the holidays AND for the coming baby, and a wee bit of 'nesting' sweeping over me....I kind of lost it the other day. So with some "before" pictures, a plan, and a sit down pow wow, I am hoping we will be in tip top shape by the end of the week.
I am going to show you my 'before' pictures. I put that in quotes because no matter how I post the pictures, it is embarrassing. So I 'posterized' most of the photos so that you can get the feel of what I see, without all the little details. Hey, I am human :-) On top of the messes you see I am about to rip up my carpet. I can. not. stand. it. one. day. longer! But, apparently I can, as it's been a few days as it is, but our carpet is soooo totaled, and having just the sub floors would be an improvement. However, I am waiting until a better solution comes up before going a little floor stripping happy :-)
Without further ado, our messy lives (Don't say I didn't warn you, and don't say I never get real ;-))