I thought I should probably peek in and say "hi", seeing as it's been a while since my last post. To be completely honest, it never even crossed my mind to blog last week. Usually, I feel guilty if I don't blog so many times a week. Last week wasn't one of those times.
I find myself going through life at these two totally different speeds these days. Overall, life in this household is busy and hectic. Joe works his night job, umpires high school baseball 3-4 days a week, and umpires for a Cal-Mex baseball league all day on Sundays. I work 11 hours a day taking care of my daycare kids, work a part-time job for Bella Blvd, and work on scrapbook assignments here and there as they come up.
We have two very busy teenagers. Alyssa is finishing up her Junior year of high school, is extremely active in band, is on the varsity soccer team, and does hours of homework a night. Sarah is finishing up her 8th grade year and getting ready to go into high school next year, was on the volleyball team at school, takes band, and is now running track at school. They both play soccer during the fall and winter, with Joe coaching as well.
So we're busy. As are most of you, I'm sure. So I know we're not alone in feeling like we are always running from one thing to another. Trying to catch up with life and squeeze everything in. That's the fast paced side of my life.
But then there are the moments where I feel like I'm leading this slow paced life. Those 11 hours a day I spend watching my daycare kids can be crazy and hectic, seeing as I'm now watching two 9 month olds, a 16th month old, an 18th month old, and a 3 year old. Ummmm. Yeah, it's crazy here! I feel like I'm losing my mind half the time. That might have something to do with the fact that most of these kids can't talk to me. They jabber a ton, and they understand me. But they can't converse with me or hold a conversation. I love days when the 3 year old is here, because he gives me all kinds of random conversations. Funny ones, too.
Those 11 hours are filled to the brim with feedings, bottles and sippy cups, diapers galore, picking up the same toys over and over, singing the same songs over and over ... basically, I do everything over and over, day after day. So it gets a little mundane at times. My head is spinning with all of the things I need to do, but for the most part, I sit on the floor and entertain the little ones. I have a very hard time sitting still or only doing one thing at a time. I'm a multi-tasker by nature. So when I'm just hanging out with these kids, it's hard to turn off my brain and not think about those other things that are on the to-do list.
Yet, that list has to get done at some point. Unfortunately, you can only ignore a dirty bathroom for so long, right ;)
I'm not even sure what my point is in writing this. The downside of being so crazed and busy, is that my focusing ability isn't that great right now, so I often forget what I was supposed to be doing. Or in this case, what I wanted to say in this post of mine.
Great. If you've read this far, you might be disappointed to hear that there's absolutely no point to my ramblings. Sorry. Long story made short, I'm going to see about getting back to a regular blog schedule. I have posts started, with projects to share. I just haven't gotten around to finishing any of those posts. I want to make time for that this week.