Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Ever just feel like you need a vacation from your life? Ugh! I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed because I feel like I have the patience of a baby gnat this morning. I have SO much I want to accomplish and I feel like I spend so much time doing the mundane chores of life. If you are a mom, you know what I mean. The kinds of chores that feel futile (cooking meals, cleaning meals, picking up after everyone else, laundry, breaking up squabbles) because no matter how hard you work at them they are NEVER done. People keep needing to eat, and making messes, and wearing clothes. I feel like I need at least a week long vacation right here in my home. Everyone else needs to just leave so I can concentrate on catching up on some things without having to worry about taking care of everyone else.
I think a big part of my problem is that I have been oversleeping. My goal is to be up by 6am so I can have a little time to myself with no one else awake. Then I can study my bible, have time to pray, and refresh my mind for the day. Unfortunately that's not been happening. I was awake at 5:30, but baby Rachel wanted to eat. I fed her and promptly fell back asleep. I didn't wake back up until 7:15. And quess what? As soon as I stirred Rachel thought she needed to eat again. Then she filled her diaper. By the time I layed her back down, both of my wee ones (Patrick and Abi) were awake and following me around like little puppy dogs. So much for quiet time. [sigh] Ok, enough of my little vent!
In other news...the kids and I spent a chunk of time last Wednesday driving around town taking photos. Our local library sponsored "A Day in the Life of Allen County" on February 21st. They will be doing a display of photos taken thoughout the day. This is one we may submit. I took this one through the van windshield at a stoplight. Between my daughter, Elizabeth, and I we got quite a few good ones. Once I finish tweaking them, I will set up an album and share it.
And in scrappin' news...I just put a fun new product in my store at SOTB called Antiquated Playing Cards. I love these and can't wait to start sneaking them into my scrapbook layouts. They are also available for commercial use, too.