Unclean house leading cause of palpitations.

I have tried several times to not get worked up about a dirty house and have failed several times.  The site if my 3 year olds bedroom floor causes me to suffer palpitations and mild chest pressure. I can literally feel my blood boiling inside me. 

When I just finish cleaning my house and come out to see it destroyed I blow my lid. My eyes bug out of my head, my fists clench, my teeth clench, and I scream. Do you know what it is like to spend hours doing a task only to see someone easily destroy your work. The worse part is I just keep doing it over and over again and I get disappointed over and over again. What is wrong with me!?!?

My husband’s solution it to “not look at it” or my all time favorite “just don’t clean.” What he fails to see is that if I don’t do it now I will have to do more later.  If I could collect an hourly wage for the time I spend cleaning I could have a summer home on the lake. So frustrating!!!!!



Missing: Motivation

It is 9:45 on a Wednesday night and I am sitting on the couch watching a Twilight movie. I seem to have seriously misplaced my motivation. I know I have so much to do- a long list of things I need to accomplish in the next 24 hours but I can’t seem to get my butt off this couch.  The laundry isn’t going to wash itself. Despite what the commercial says those scrubbing bubbles do not independently clean my toilets. Unlike Toy Story – my toys do not come to life and put themselves away. I am beginning to think I have a better chance of becoming a vampire than get my list of things done!! 

I need a fairy Godmother or a maid!! 

Celebrating the 4th!!

Times seems to have slipped away from me these past few days.  This is not uncommon when you get to celebrate a 4 day Holiday weekend- you are stuck in vacation mode and can’t remember what day it is.  All you know is that your cooler needs more ice and adult beverages, you have to fill the sippy cup with apple juice, and make sure you have Twizzlers for the boat (a river essential food since I was in grade school!)  The only downfall to spending so much time on the water is trying to entertain a 1 year old in the 90 degree weather when he doesn’t like to get wet and wants to eat sand all day.  It was an absolute lifesaver when my in-laws agreed to take him for the day so we could enjoy the water with our 3 year old.  Now she is a true river rat- she has no fear of the water as long as she is wearing her pink life jacket and her pink arm floaters.  She even went on the tube for the first time and was in heaven.  We took it slow, had her dad ride with her, and only let her ride for 15 minutes but it was like she had won the lottery.  I don’t think I have ever seen her smile so wide!   It is moments like that one that remind me how lucky I am to have such an amazing, loving family.  I love that I get to pass on the same memories and experiences that I enjoyed when I was younger.  I also love that I married a man who likes the river as much as I do.  We truly had the best weekend!