>> Monday, December 29, 2008
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. We definitely did! By the time it was over I was sure Toys R Us threw up in my living room. lol So obviously the kids had a good Christmas, not just all the gifts, but we had family in and talked to family on the phone. Several times that day I heard from them "This is the best Christmas EVER!" *Big sigh of relief* This year Christmas was more stressful for me than I ever remember it being. Just seemed there wasn't enough time to get everything I wanted to do accomplished. As it was before the kids could open gifts on Christmas night R and I had to go in the bedroom and finish wrapping their gifts. Maybe next year I will be able to get back to my usual schedule and have a more relaxing holiday....We'll see.
The last 2 days I have been thinking about the new year. As I look around the house I see lots of dust, lots of things out of place. I want to get things a bit more organized, and get a better schedule going so that I can relax more with the family. I mean truely relax. I spend lots of time with them now, but many times it is half hearted because I *have* to (ie I'm being forced by the baby to sit and hold him - therefore end up watching a movie or something with the kids and dad). In my head I have a zillion things I would/should be doing if this little person would just unleech himself from me for awhile. I want to find a way to get the things done that are bugging me so that I can really enjoy the time I get to spend with them. Anyone have any ideas how to do this with a leechbaby ;)?
I think I will spend some of today getting some things put away, working with my homemaking journal and finding some routines that will work for me.