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That was productive!

16 Jan

Gosh, at the end of last week, I was feeling so overwhelmed, it was almost becoming paralyzing.  I had so much to do, I didn’t know where to start.  My mom has been here all weekend, and we have knocked out a bunch of stuff!!  No where close to being finished, but so much accomplished!

  • Put finishing touches on my room decor – new curtains from Ikea and new lamps from Pier 1 Imports.
  • Organized pantry.. complete with new containers to store dry goods!
  • Packed up the Christmas stragglers and got them ready to store.
  • Went through the piles of mail and cleared out living room and dining room!
  • Went through toy box, and pulled out toys to get rid of.
  • Cleaned kids’ rooms
  • Connected the DVD player to the TV in my bedroom, and watched a movie
  • Found remote control to TV in living room
  • Did tons of laundry – all folded and put away

It’s been a busy, and fun weekend.  Things are slowly starting to come together, and I’m feeling better and better about things each day. 

Been great having my mom here, and I will be sad to see her leave tomorrow.  I get lonely, and it was so nice to have her all to my self for a couple of days, doing grown up things, and having grown up conversation.  Sometimes, you just need your mommy!

Welcome to my journey!


Some days you just need your mommy!

13 Jan

My mom’s plane will touch down here in about 3 hours.  I am so excited that she is coming this weekend.  The kids will be with my soon-to-be-ex-husband so mom and I have the weekend to ourselves to get some stuff done around my house (and my life)!! 

It’s been a really tough week; I’ve done lots of crying, which I don’t think I’ve done enough of.  Unfortunately, this time, time it came out in the wrong place.  I had some tough conversations this week with my bosses; a few things at work had slipped through the cracks, and they were asking me about it (as they should have).  Well, apparently, that was all it took for the flood gates to open!  Tears streaming down my face during a pretty simple conversation with my boss’s boss!  Fortunately, my mouth remained professional throughout the conversation, but how embarrassing to cry. at work. in a meeting. with my boss’s boss!  Are you kidding me?!  And, I mean, once I got going, I could not stop.  Tears just kept streaming down my face! After I left her office, I had to go to the bathroom to continue crying for about 5 more minutes!  I had to pull it together for meetings the rest of the day – my face and eyes were red; my contacts were sticky.  I looked horrible!  As I am writing this, I am snickering a little; what a mess I am! 

Anyway, back to my mom…  She is coming in today and I cannot wait to see her.  I haven’t seen her since Thanksgiving and sometimes, you need your mommy! 

We have a ton of things on our list that need to get done.  Not sure how much we are going to get to.  But, tonight, we are going out for a fun dinner and drinks; I need to relax a little after this week!  We’ll get to work tomorrow.  I want her to help me get my house organized; I am a really good organizer, but sometimes, I need someone here to motivate me.  Also, I am not good at clearing out all of the crap to even get to organize; she is good at that.  My brain is so scattered right now, I find it difficult to concentrate on any one thing for too long; it is hard to get anything accomplished these days; I am so stressed out and so overwhelmed about everything!  I worry a lot… about everything – my kids, my job, my career, finances, the divorce, my future, where I will live, what I will do.  I even worry about my soon-to-be-ex-husband; he is having a really difficult time with this, so of course, I am taking that on too, and allowing him to make me feel guilty about this.  That’s a post for another day though!   

Yesterday, I had planned to finish picking stuff up and vaccuum.  Then my son threw up on me 4 times!  Multiple clothing changes, crib sheet and bumper changes, several loads of laundry later…  Nothing got vaccummed or picked up.  But, at least laundry is done… for now!

Oh, and did I mention that my daughter woke up with pink eye on Monday?

My mom is the best, and I cannot wait to see her this morning!  She is so positive and loving and helpful; I don’t know what I would do without her, and I should tell her that.  She was a single mom as well and is really helping me cope (and I think she finds humor in a lot of things I am dealing with – moody kids, fast food dinners, etc)!  She gives me perspective; she listens; she tries not to be judgmental; she is extremely supportive of me and my kids.  There will be laughing this weekend; there will be crying this weekend; there will be serious talks this weekend.

This post is a mess, and so am I this week!

Welcome to my journey!