Thursday, July 22, 2010

Organizing Queens

This question is to the women who's houses are clean and neat even when guests are not imminent. I know you exist because I've met a few of you and your organizational skills blow me away. I just want to know how you do it? Seriously, I don't understand how you can keep bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices, play rooms AND kitchens clean and neat all the time.

I'm preparing for my parents coming and after walking through the house I realized that it would take me working on it all day long every single day to keep the house clean and neat all the time. Is it just me?

I was a pretty organized professional but I can't seem to get a handle on the organized mom thing. There is just so much STUFF! I made a dent today in a few rooms but am exhausted and know that I could never live this way...constantly picking up, organizing and cleaning. I would go crazy!

How organized are you? What methods/tricks do you use to keep things in order?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Welcome Back!

It's time to start blogging again! I've so missed sharing. :)

Do you find yourself in a holding positions sometimes? In a transition period between one time in your life and the next? That's where I am. I stopped working completely and then summer hit. The kids, the hot weather, the camps, the trips and the visits. All good but not exactly conducive to organizing a schedule or routine for your "new" life. So I've taken this time to just think. Every day I spend with my kids, have fun with friends, and just think of what will be of my future.

I find that if I'm not engaged in something interesting or challenging, I let my mind wonder to silly things. Childish things. Emotionally immature things. Like the dad in the playground that ignored me when I said hi to him or the friend that said something harmless that my sensitive nature took to heart. Like jealousy, like envy, like insecurity. All the things that I work so hard not to feel because they are petty feelings. Human but petty nonetheless.

So I thought I'd come back here and start daily reflections again. Even if small. So that I could get outside of myself. Connect with you. And share the lovelies in life along with the challenges. Get back to finding beauty in each lovely summer moment.

Before we know it summer will be gone and the rush of the new school year will be upon us and we'll have a whole new routine to follow.

I'm both loving this time and so excited about the new challenges and joys that September holds.

I missed you. Thanks for coming back to catch up with me. :)