It's not so much that I haven't had time to blog. Life has just been pretty uneventful, which is good. I am glad the Christmas season is over, yet already looking forward to it this year.
Jenna still has a really bad cold, it doesn't seem to be improving, but not getting worse. Joseph caught it from her. He doesn't feel too bad. Several months ago, he would have regular nose bleeds. Now when his nose runs from a cold, he flips out thinking his nose it "bweedin'".
I was eager for this Monday to get here, although I hate Joe going back to work. Things had just been piling up. The bills needed paying and the house needs cleaning, but deeper than that even. With all the influx of Christmas toys, I am starting to feel overwhelmed. The closets are jammed packed, the drawers are a mess, it is time to clean out the clutter. The kids all have more clothes that don't fit them in their dressers than do. Or more clothes are in the wrong season than are in the right season. It's a headache and has been getting on my nerves long enough.
Last year, I felt the same way after New Year's. My solution is to write one goal on my calendar a week, e.g. Bethany's closet, basement, kitchen cabinets. That way I accomplished one area a week. It is much easier to obtain all these smaller goals.
It is ironic that I was mentally making a list in my head, about what I am going to put on my calendar to organize, and my mom called asking if I would talk to a Mom's group about organization. At first I was hesitant, after I found out it is a small group of moms, she convinced me to do it. It's good extra motivation to get my house in order, so I am not being too hypocritical. 3 children make clutter and disorganization a fact of life, a battle always being fought. I enjoy organizing and it bothers me if things are in disarray, so I guess that makes my qualified to talk about the subject.