Friday, April 24, 2009

Seven Quick Takes Friday (2)

Today is a “working” day for me. Our deadline is the 25th of every month and so, of course, people like to send me things at 2 in the afternoon on the 24th. So, off to the races I go. I actually am not stressed out about it at all this month, and that is a blessing. As a major bonus, my husband if off today (he has to work a conference this weekend) so he has been playing with the girls and generally, just being an awesome help. I am feeling so blessed to have a husband who never complains about feeding babies and changing poopy diapers.

My house is a mess. I’m trying really diligently to keep up with it all, but alas, clutter always wins out. We currently have 3 “baby contraptions” in the living room, so even when it’s clean, it is still all a clutter. I really don’t like clutter and to be honest—I really don’t like baby things and toys in the living room. I like pretty, decorated living spaces. Comfy and functional of course, but toys on the floor are not part of my color scheme. Now, I know I could be one of those mothers who doesn’t allow toys in the common space, but that is just not me. So, my decorating style and my mama style battle it out, and the mama always wins. But I am longing for the day when my home will look like the cover of Tuscan Country decorating.

-Three -
I think something is eating away at my computer and since I can’t afford a new one, have decided not to deal with it. Something tells me this is not a good plan…..

My husband, Joseph, does wedding videos. Because he is away at work all day, I do most of the e-mailing and contacting. I am getting REALLY annoyed with this. People contact me and then I spend all this time getting back to them and then…nothing. Now, I understand you shop around for stuff when you are getting married—but really. Firstly, we really do have the best prices in the area and secondly, I don’t even think most of these people are really even sure they want a video. I know this is how business goes—but AHHHHHH! Just thought I would share.

I have a secret……I have NOTHING planned for dinner tonight. Opps! I’m really busy today and so, it will have to end up being something along the lines of sandwiches and soup. I can’t even think about it right now.

I’m really loving the bloging world! I’ve already been so very blessed through my limited time on-line (well, on-line for “fun” time)

When it comes to work, bills or other timely tasks, I like to set goals and once I achieve the goal, give myself a timeout break with a little reward. Since today is a busy working day for me, I am looking forward to break which will be planting the kitchen herb garden I picked up for one dollar! OH how I love to watch things grow!


Katie said...

Great again, as usual, Holly! I didn't realize you had so many plates to juggle...essentially working 2 jobs while caring for your family.

If it makes you feel better, I haven't actually "planned" a good meal in quite a while. I need to get back to organizing my days a little better so that I spend my time more efficiently. :-) Good intentions, though!

You have a way with words and I love it!

Sara said...

Tuscan Country decorating--LOL! I fully understand the clutter/mommy dilemma. I thought as they grew older the clutter thing would get better . . . but it hasn't. Maybe I'm just more relaxed. :)

Roxane B. Salonen said...

My bro-in-law does wedding videos too. Hope you can wean yourself from the email prison soon!

Kim said...

I enjoyed your post. It sounds like you are very busy at home, especially around the 25th!
As far as the meal thing, I am very blessed to have a husband who is home more than I am and who also enjoys cooking and meal planning. I don't think I'd even know HOW to plan a meal anymore! And if he planned sandwiches and soup, which he will once in a while, I'd be very happy with that! I'm sure once I'm back in charge of meals, we will have that fairly often.

Angie said...

Augh -- I used to have a photography business and that kind of stuff could make me so crazy. What a pain! Sorry you have to deal with it!

Take heart -- my house is a mess too! I have to do some serious cleaning this week, because we're having a party next weekend. At least that's good motivation to clean, huh? ;)

curlyheadedtuba said...

I'm totally with you on #2! My son has just turned 5 months old, and it feels like there's a baby contraption in every room of the house. The good thing is that they were all gifts :) The bad thing is they are EVERYWHERE. I'm a big fan of pretty, functional rooms as well... and tripping over rattles is not functional.

Did I mention we moved into this house back in August, while I was PREGNANT and working full-time? We still have boxes that are packed!

And finally, thanks for your prayers concerning the job/move thing. It's really a struggle for me. I've been trying to avoid asking for a move, directly. Instead, I've been praying for what God deems best... and trying to MEAN IT.