A Quick Butt-Kicking “Hello”

I feel like life’s been kicking my butt lately.
Like I’ve barely done anything except for clean my house and feed my children and husband.
Like I’ve hardly managed to post anything on this blog, except for the always really tardy weekly photo of Asher’s alphabet book.
Like I haven’t done much hanging out with friends.
Like I haven’t done any crafts.

I can’t even blame it on the laundry monster.
Because, our washing machine broke again.  After we got back from vacation, a guy came out and fixed it and it worked… for a few days.  We paid for the guy to come out again and replace a part.  That night I tried to start a load and it wouldn’t turn on again.  $200 later, and now the repair guy is telling me he doesn’t know what’s wrong with it….  Which is pretty awesome considering we spent an arm and a leg on it just over a year ago.  It’s basically been broken for 3 weeks now.  And I’m losing my mind.  Although, I’m pretty sure my mother in law just LOVES doing my laundry for me.  So, you know.  That’s a plus….

We had a paintball tournament yesterday.  It was probably the best, smoothest running event we’ve held yet – in 4 years!  It took quite a bit of work this past week but it obviously was worth it.  That helps me feel a little better about all my “busy-ness”.

This is where I hang out all day and am well known as “Skyler’s Wife”.  I love being nameless.  πŸ˜‰

On paintball weekends, we don’t have a “Sunday”.  We have what we refer to as “RecoveryDay”.  Where we sleep in, have a nice big breakfast and otherwise recover from the week leading up to the tournament.  Skyler played with Zeek while I folded about 4 loads of laundry, did the dishes, tidied up the house and started cleaning up the tournament paperwork stuff.  I love RecoveryDay.  πŸ™‚  As a busy family, it’s sooo nice to not have any plans on these days other than to catch up on housework and spend time as a family.

Now, both boys are napping and Skyler is typing up a doo-dad about the event and posting pictures, so I thought I’d take a minute to get on the computer as well and say “hello”. 

I’m trying to remember that even when life is busy and I feel like all I do day after day is laundry, dishes, picking up toys and making food for my men, I am still doing my most important job: being wife and mom.  So if that’s “all” I get to do for a time… I’m glad at the chance to be able to do it well. 

But hopefully I’ll be back around these parts more often soon.  I miss you guys.  And having this outlet to get all my “mom thoughts” out, because oh boy, my brain sure feels awful cluttered when it’s been too long.  

Sorry for this scattered post.  Mostly I just wanted to say HI.  πŸ™‚


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