Thursday, January 2, 2014

Welcome to January

Blog wise I feel like I fell off the face of the earth....

....but I haven't!

I've just been completely wrapped up, (and occasionally overwhelmed), at having a full house, working through my grandmother's death, all the holiday prep, dealing with the stomach bug that continues to go through our house every few days, and then the actual holidays themselves.  Oh, and now it's a new year and I haven't really had the chance to reflect on the old one or consider my own personal focus and goals for 2014.'s definitely been a little overwhelming.

Not all overwhelming, though!  There have been some really nice moments, too.  There is just a lot to process and no time to actually spend processing.

Ever feel like that!?!  I know most moms do after a vacation!  (or at the end of every day!)

Today, most of my kiddos are back at school.  Except the college boys who have 3 more weeks off....and Jon who is still recovering from the stomach bug he started with on New Year's Eve!  (More on that later, but it changed our plans of 20+ extra people in our house...not including 'just us' in the blink of an eye late that afternoon!)

I need hours,and more realistically days, to reorganize after the post Christmas chaos.  I will start it today, but with an impending snow storm tomorrow and the likelihood that everyone will be home again....and the dread that I will have to drag out all of the snow clothes(!!!!)...I'm not sure how successful I will be.

As usual, the phrase 'a day late and a dollar short' sounds like my life motto!  As I attempt to settle back into some kind of normal routine, I will be catching up, (probably slowly), with everything I've fallen behind on!  (Either that or I will just give up all together and just move!  Honestly, that sounds like a better options right now!  I have dreams of building a house with lots and lots of closets....)

Stay tuned for some cute pics, silly stories, and all the other chaos that happens around here on a daily basis!

Happy New Year:)


youhavehowmany said...

I hear ya! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. It'll all be okay.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I am so sorry to read about your grandmother's death. Please accept my condolences and prayers.

Best wishes for the New Year to you and yours.

God bless.