Monday, April 20, 2009

Too much to do and.....

First of all, I just wanted to thank you girls for all the sweet comments on yesterdays post. "Miss Priss" had the time of her life. She said it was exactly how she wished it would be. Even though, I get teared up at the thought of her having a "serious" boyfriend. I have to admit the BF is very sweet to her!! And she had a good time, so that is all that matters!!

She even said that while at dinner she had a Mom come up to her and ask her if she could give her daughter an autograph. I guess there was a little girl at the restaurant that thought Katelyn was a REAL Princess!! LOL!! Needless to say, she gave the autograph and was VERY flattered!!

As I am typing this, I am at work. And I NEVER post from work but at the moment I need to vent. I am feeling very overwhelmed at the moment. UGGHHH!!! Do you all ever feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it all!?!?! Well, that is EXACTLY how I am feeling today.

Being a Mom that works outside of the home, I constantly feel like there is not enough time in the day. When I am here at work, I worry about home and vice versus. And with so much happening right now, I feel like I am drowning. With the kids upcoming activites (Prom, Math competition, Graduation, Graduation party to plan, etc.) and trying to go camping to get our $$$ worth with the camper we just bought, work, housework, a Bunco night that I am supposed to be hosting, etc. Oh yeah, and a upcoming yardsale we are having I am OVERWHELMED!! And my housework is definitely suffering. I even made a "chore list" to try to stay on top of the cleaning, laundry, etc. but I still feel like I am not doing something right.

I wish I could spend sometime crafting and decorating but lately I am lucky if we all have clean socks (much less unmatched socks...LOL!!)to wear!! LOL!!

Take this weekend for instance, Saturday was spent all day running for Prom, Sunday we cleaned out the attic to get things ready for the upcoming yardsale. And before I knew it my alarm clock was going off at 5:15am this morning and another work week was beginning.

I know it will all calm down soon, but I just wish I had some breathing room...or better yet, a "ME" day!!

Awww....Calgon take me away!! LOL!! Only if it was the easy!!

So, I ask this...what is your "secrets"? How do you all find the balance between work and home? How do you all make sure that you devote all the QT to your family as you should but yet still have the time to blog, craft, etc.?


The Whites said...

You aren't alone! I think every mom gets overwhelmed at times.

I've come up with a new "schedule" recently and it's helping. I reward myself with craft time and blogging time after I get housework and other responsibilities taken care of. I'm trying to only get on the computer at night when hubby's watching TV.

Sometimes we have to say NO to outside activities if they're going to interfere with the things that are the most important to us.

Just my two cents!


Scrapper Mom said...

I read your prom post, and I had every intention of commenting and got side tracked. Those pics are gorgeous. She looked just like a princess...I can see where someone would ask for her autograph!!

I don't have answers for how to get it all done. I've been wanting to scrapbook for months and it's just not happening. I just take things day to day. I make a list. Sometimes I get to it all...sometimes I don't. Don't will give you a headache! lol.

love your comments. btw. they mean alot.

Shannon said...

Your daughter looked beautiful! Her dress was gorgeous!

Together We Save said...

Your blog post speaks to me. I am so overwelmed right now. I don't have prom to worry about because my oldest just broke up with the 2 yr BF so now no prom but ball games, work, broken heart, you know the list it goes on and on. At least I know I am not alone.

Picket said...

Your daughter is beautiful....I remember my kids being that age...ohhhh that seems like such a long time ago! lol All my kids are grown and it's just me & Bill but our family is so large and there is always something going on and some days I just have to step back and say I am staying home today and doing nothing but play in the house! I always try to have my kitchen cleaned before bedtime because there is just something about waking up to a clean kitchen in the mornings that starts the day off right and if I can just sit on the porch swing for a few minutes and watch the birds and look at the flowers then it is medicing to my soul....then it's back to real life! lol lol