Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Life is busy. I feel like there is never enough time in the day to accomplish everything I want to do.
I want to shop like crazy for my house so that it doesn't feel like we are living inside a gray box.
I want to build an art table and a light table and a hanging swing to stimulate my children's minds. Providing stimulating activities for my kids....there's a subject I never tire of. I recently found this amazing website that has such amazing ideas. I'm hopeful that once the weather warms up and school slows down I'll be able to get my workshop set up in the garage so these things will have a greater possibility of success.
I want to get all caught up on my scrapbooking for my kids.
I want to get myself in shape. It has been awhile since I've worked out regularly. I've been pushing myself to do it every night though lately, and I've dropped sugar and treats from my diet (with the ability to indulge once a week). I was so proud of myself for not eating the delicious looking cookies and cookie dough my mom brought over last night. I know that bodies change through pregnancies and having kids. And it is a small price to pay. Most of the time, I don't worry about it. That hasn't been the case lately :) I'm looking to tone up and see what is actually possible when it comes to my separated stomach muscles. Jillian Michaels and I are starting to become good friends.
I want to find Carston another piano teacher, start Avery with lessons, sign my girls up for gymnastics, get all the kids into soccer, get Avery into sewing lessons.....How in the world would all those lessons fit in?
I want to set up a new cleaning system. Things were all organized in our old house. Moving has thrown everything out of whack. It is something I definitely need to do because there is a whole lot more of house that needs cleaning.
I want to get together with a landscape architect so that we can transform our dirt yard into the amazing space it was meant to be. I want to preferably do that sooner rather than later so we can enjoy it this coming spring and summer. Anyone know a landscape architect?
I want to stain Carston's bed so he isn't sleeping with his mattress on the floor.
I want to organize the garage.
I want to vacuum out the car again after the long trip to California.
I want to.....
Okay, now it is turning into my to-do list.

It is hard to find a balance for me. There is so much I want to accomplish and do, and yet I know that it isn't all possible right now. Before having kids, I would take on a list like this and go crazy until it was done. Actually, I don't think the list would have even become so lengthy :) Now, it is almost impossible to find 10 minutes free of interuption. How do you stain and build when you have to quit every 5 minutes? And scheduling appointments? That stresses me out. It seems crazy to try and squeeze something else into the day. Let alone get babysitters. Anyway, balancing out my lengthy list of things I want to do with my desire to savor and enjoy my children is sometimes a balancing act :)

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