Friday, September 17, 2010

Stick In The Mud

I've been a total stick in the mud lately. No fun at all. I blame it mostly on dieting. Seriously. Food is one of my true joys in life and feeling guilty every time I eat something I love just really sucks the fun out of it. But besides that I just feel like I've been overwhelmed with everything. Must exercise. Must count calories. Must figure out how to clean the house again. Must keep floors always clean (Kate is minutes away from crawling, I'm sure of it). Must find the bottom, or at least the middle, of Mt. Laundry. Plus preschool makes it so every morning is a rush and I'm constantly saying, "we have to hurry!" Then by the time I'm finished worrying about all that (okay, I'm never finished...) I'm so tired that I get on my kids case every time they get rowdy. They are 3 and 4, they are supposed to get rowdy and have fun! Not be rushed and shushed every two minutes! Poor kids. So my goal for today and coming days is to find some ways to inject fun into our day and my life in general. The first thing I've done is use music! Have you all tried Pandora radio? You should! Just tell it what kind of music your in the mood for and it creates a custom radio station with little to no interruption. It rocks. My latest favorite is Glee radio! Its the best to clean to...So, feel free to give me any suggestions on ideas that are fun, but not stressful or too horribly messy, since the constant mess of my house if part of my stink-in-the-mudness. Thanks!


Carrie said...

I am right there with ya! Come see my chaos... I mean house. It will make you feel better! Thanks for the glee radio suggestion. I broke down and opened my DVD last night that was suppose to be for Christmas. MY BAD! Don't get me started on weight. I have been the same weight for the last 17 months. No matter what I try. I am starting to think I will look like a snowman forever!!!
Hang in there! I love every bit of your sticky muddiness!

Summer said...

I must say that the morning rush is one thing I do NOT miss at all! Hip, hip, hooray for homeschooling! However, it seems like most people somehow work out a morning routine and they seem to manage fine. So, I'm sure eventually things will get better. Do you guys do dance parties? They're cheap, fun, no-mess entertainment. I guess that's similar to listening to music. Hmm, no more ideas off the top of my head. Hang in there!

Emily said...

Here's my advice: don't restrict food. Don't diet. Change eating habits, count calories, but don't restrict yourself. You'll fail and feel guilty all the time. Just eat the things you like, in moderation. That's all it's taken for me (and I'm down 15 pounds with no exercise).

I don't have fun ideas because I am NOT fun. I wish.

em said...

You need a vacation! That is why I travel so much. It'll do you wonders:) I've been grumpy with the dieting too.