The Spinning in My Life

April 30, 2011 Uncategorized 6

For the most part, my days are filled and busy, but peaceful too.  I am able to have my days to myself, the kids and hubby off to school and work.  I manage to keep the house clean, the laundry done, and food in the house and on the table.  I make sure the youngest gets where he needs to be on time, and remind everyone of their commitments, because that’s the kind of anal mom and wife I am.  I do all this and still have time to blog/play online and read….ah the reading, where would I be without it. 
Only now, I’ve been distracted, I’ve been doing prep work for the upcoming graduation.  I’ve been mentally preparing for my family arriving in FL.  We are having a very small, casual get together after the graduation.  Snacks, cake, treats.  It’s just me, but I’ve already started thinking about the little details…I know…give it a rest. 
We have 19 days until graduation…that is all, 19 small days.  17 days until family arrives.  Announcements are in the mail, the girls will indeed graduate, they are making fantastic grades and have worked so very hard.  I’ve got more pictures to send for Project Graduation, and posters to either have made or make myself(rest assured I’ll be finding some way to have someone else print those babies!). 
So the things that are going on are grabbing my reading time.  Of course my life is bombarded with wonderful new books!!  I mean I’ve won a book this week I’m dreaming of reading.  I’ve been sent a couple of books to read and review and I’ve bought some too……….a never ending love affair with a steady stream of great books! 
So come on 19 days….let me plan and do….and squeeze in a little reading…which is what I’m off to do before I sleep.

6 Responses to “The Spinning in My Life”

  1. Ali

    It sounds like your days are spinning in controlled chaos, way to handle things, Anita! I remember telling a hairdresser once that I’m a stay-at-home-mom and she said she couldn’t do it because she would be so bored. I politely kept my mouth shut but I wanted to tell her if she was bored then she’s doing it wrong!

  2. Zibilee

    Your days sound a lot like mine, and I know what you mean about having time to yourself, but also having responsibilities. It sounds like you’ve got it all under control though!

  3. Beth

    I remember wishing I could just be at home while planning the girls’ grad parties…we had big parties…which is sort of a right of passage in these parts…Open Houses! I remember feeling super anxious about it all and then not feeling myself for about 3 days after… 2 down one to go!

  4. Terra

    Whenever I have company I feel like everything has to perfect, I don’t know why – it is a pressure I put on myself and I suppose it is silly.

    I have another friend with graduation looming and I can’t imagine the mix of emotions…

    Hang inthere!

  5. Pam

    I completely understand. I have the same problem turning off my brain when I have something big to plan and organize. I do manage to read for at least 20 minutes each night before I go to bed. It’s part of my routine that if I miss it, I won’t be able to sleep at all. Maybe setting aside that little bit of time will help. Good luck!

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