Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 10: J = Juggling

 It's week 10 already in Love Kate's A-Z All About Me Blog Challenge.  My life right now is quite the juggling act. I'm wearing so many different hats I've color coded them. Problem is I can't remember what day of the week it is let alone what color hat I'm supposed to be wearing. I work with my sister but she's been on vacation (off for the past 6 work days), so I've been carrying her load, plus we're in the middle of our busiest season with most everybody traveling, so on a daily basis I'm typically doing my job plus the jobs of at least 3 others. 

Combine that with the regular mom duties of homework, laundry, keeping house, driving these little snots everywhere they need to go and referee their cat fights!! Plus the honor of being the "president" of the volleyball booster club carries another list of responsibilities. I'm juggling more than my share. I know it sounds like I'm complaining, but honestly I wouldn't have it any other way. I just whine a little bit to make myself feel better at the end of the day when my floors still need to be swept and there's still 2 loads of laundry waiting to be folded and put away. 

This week we're also throwing a doctors appt., a hair appt., cheer/dance class and 2 afternoons of tutoring into the mix. The latter 2 are going to be weekly recurrences.  The way I see it, the busier we all are, the less time for anyone to find any trouble to get into.  Lord knows they'll find enough trouble without even looking for it.  Seriously!  You can't 'baby-proof' windows so 11 year olds can't open them....without nailing the suckers shut!!  I like sleeping with my windows open too much to do that anyway....so I'm thinking about duct taping her to her bed or nailing her door shut. <---I'm kidding, but you get my point...don't you?

It also helps me justify my self-proclaimed mandatory OFF night every other weekend. My sanity demands it. I've got to have a little time away with my friends. I love my children fiercely, but they know EXACTLY how to push my buttons. I need at least 15-18 hours away from them bi-weekly to decompress. Slou still frequents her dad's house...which might explain the climbing out windows and acting like a 3 year old behavior.  Beelay however, does not go to her dad's anymore.  That's for another post somewhere later down the road.  Bottom line, in order to be the mom that I strive to be...I have to distance myself every now and then.  I have to let my hair down and take all of my color coded hats off and just put on my party hat.

One of these days, I hope to fall in love again.  I've even put myself out there a little bit.  I've got a date on Friday night (nothing fancy...it's Lollipop's birthday dinner), but shhhh...don't tell anyone.  He probably reads my blog.  If he does, I just want him to know that it's about damn time and I'm very much looking forward to it.  What scares me though is this, what color is left for that hat.  As badly as I want to find my happiness outside of mother, daughter, sister, Tia (auntie), friend & employee...I'm worried that I might drop one of my hats.  Make sense? I'm sure that I'm probably worried about nothing.  I mean he's the one that's been patiently waiting for me to open my eyes for several years now.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?

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  1. Thank you for joining us this week for the Southern Mama's Blog Hop!!

    -Megan @ {All Things New}

  2. Super cute series! I really love this idea. Thanks for linking up to our Southern Mama's this week. Love having you! Missi at havoc to heaven

  3. Hi doll! Thanks for joining us for the Southern Mama's Blog Hop! I'm also a {newly} single mama! :)

    Can't wait to get to "know" you more!

    Sonja @ Running In Pearls

  4. Stopping by from the blog hop. Can't wait to read more of your story!


  5. I am a Christian mom blogger from the south. I am orginally from Mobile, Al. but now live in Arkansas. I have lived in the New Orleans area and in GA. It really gets out in all these places. I look forward to following your blog in several ways. I would love for your to check out my blog and follow me at: www.recipesforourdailybread.com Blessings, Diane Roark

  6. I know what you mean about sounding like your complaining even though your not. :) I love it when my life is hectic and crazy because it keeps me from having a dull moment to think to hard about things.

    Enjoy your date! :) The hat color should be one that is wild and unique..because as we all know dating is probably one of the biggest adventures one can go on.

  7. Moms are the busiest people in the entire world! We really do wear so many hats!!! I am right there with ya:). I try to squeeze in time to fulfill my endless list of DREAMS...that is what my blog is about. Come over to get inspired if you get a sec;).

  8. I´m your new follower via GFC!
    Check out my blog sometime and follow back if you like!

    Hugs from Germany!

  9. aw girl, i totally feel ya on all the hats. i loved how you wrote this though. my fave was the part about referring the cat fights.. oh man, i know that story. its my daily life. so frustrating..

  10. You really made me laugh (and not in a good way, in a "oh, my goodness her kids remind me of mine" way that happens in place of crying). I've learned the hard way that it's OK to drop a hat every now and then, just remember where you dropped it so you can find it when you're ready to pick it back up again. Here from the hop and followed you!

  11. LOLOLOL.. What an awesome read.. ;)))

    A bit late but I'm stopping in from GFC linky and officially a HAPPY follower here of yours.. LOVE your blog, SO much to indulge in and be inspired..So excited to get to read a bit more.. Hope you can stop in and follow back / visit whnever you get a sec.. Thanks SO much .. Wishing you a beautiful week. Marilyn.. Via http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com ....