Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sick again

From the draft archives:
October 10, 2007

Denali came downstairs at 5:15 am. I took him back upstairs and tucked him in.

Then he threw up.

Now I'm in mom-of-sick-child mode. Towels, blankets, resting on our thankfully leather couch.

I am frustrated because this is the third week I will miss ladies' class. I really wanted to go this week. I'm convinced this is Satan because this is one of the only reasons I would stay away this week.

So I'm calling you out Satan. You better enjoy this week of me not going to class because next week I am going.

Weird Dreams

Last night I was sleeping with one of my arms straight out from my body. I kept dreaming that I was loading or unloading the dishwasher. Eventually I had to move my arm so that I would dream something that wasn't dishwasher...

Flylady and Shiny Sinks

Some time ago, back when I was a brand-new mommy, I couldn't take care of the whole house like I wanted to. I didn't know what my priorities were and I didn't know the best way for me to maintain a minimum amount of order.

Some dear friend recommended Flylady to me. She is a real person who has been in real life. She knows how it feels to be overwhelmed. She had excellent advice for me and I recommend her to you if you feel overwhelmed at life.

One of the things she taught me was to "shine your sink". If you clean out your kitchen sink every day, you will feel better about your whole life. If you have an accomplishment, a place to stare at and smile, you can tackle the big stuff.

You might laugh to find out that the way I interpreted "shine your sink" was to start putting all the dirty dishes on the counter instead of the sink. So my sink was in fact clean, but that didn't mean that there were no dirty dishes.

After 10 years of parenting, and 10 years of pedaling along life's highway, I think I might be ready to put the dishes back in the sink, but to really take care of those dishes every day. Or at least every week. Or when I'm feeling overwhelmed.