Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Have you ever had one of those days? Well I am having one of those weeks. Let me explained. We just returned from the states (This past Sunday) after having a low stress, wonderful holiday. We visited friends and family. The kids did a little bit of school but for the most part we relaxed and went on lots and lots of fieldtrips, most were educational:) Now we are home and things are not really settling into place yet. I know it has only been 3 days.

The kids and I are suffering from jet lag so everyone is up in the middle of the night and then sleeping in way too late in the morning which is turning into a vicious cycle. So today I woke up when my husband did at 6:30 this morning and stayed awake (when I really wanted to go back to sleep) Then I cheerfully woke up my 2 children at 8 am, and coaxed them down stairs for breakfast. So far I haven't raised my voice but let's just say the children are not morning people!

I look around me this morning and realize the house is a complete mess! It is the coming home after a long trip type of mess. Suitcases half unpacked, souveniors not yet taken up to the childrens room. Pictures that need to be filed away and school books that need to be organized and put away. That will be tricky as really I have no room for them on my school bookcase:(.

Believe or not I have a sink full of unwashed dishes. I find this surprising because I still haven't gone grocery shopping and literally I am scraping the barrel to feed my children. The last several meals have been very interesting but so far no one has complained. I am definitely going to the store today! So how I wonder do I have a full sink of dishes!

The other mystery to me is I have laundry to do (a lot). I did all the laundry at my Mom's house before we left and the suitcases were packed with only clean clothes. The only dirty clothes we brought home were the ones we had on us as we exited the plane. But now I am stumbling over dirty clothes:(.

Lastly, and the thing that is really getting on my nerves this morning is the house alarm is mysteriously beeping and has been since 7am. Every ten seconds BEEP...BEEP...BEEP. I have tried to reset it, unplugged it and even tried calling my husband to see if he knows what to do but all to no avail. It is driving me insane and I am getting a headache!

All this and I am trying to get back into the drift of school. We are taken it slow. On Monday the the kids played while I sort of unpacked. Tuesday we did a little school work but nothing too taxing. So now it is Wednesday and I am sitting here wondering where to begin. I think I will go have another cup of tea and see if that brings any inspiration to the day! I just might take a hammer to the alarm!!!

So What am I thankful for: My house, the dishes, the laundry, the alarm (well maybe not the alarm;))


  1. Hang in there. This is only a blink of moment in time. You will get back on track and feel organized and rested soon. Hope you got that beeping to stop! 8)

  2. I'm so sorry you are feeling overwhelmed! If it makes you feel any better, my house is a wreck! :)
    Take one day at a time, you'll get back into the groove of things! I hope the alarm gets fixed so you can at least have some quiet while you try to rest. Clicked a vote for you you and sent you an email :)

  3. Hi Melismama,
    Thanks for stopping by and yes I finally got the alarm to stop beeping. It needed new batteries in one of the sensors.

  4. Hi Tracy,
    Today was an strange mixed up day...Here is hoping tomorrow is much, much better:). Noctice I added a Thankful sentence at the end

  5. Thanks for stopping Our Homeschool Reviews. Hope your day gets better...hand in there!

  6. That is the funniest post. My mother and I had a good laugh. I hope tomorrow goes better for you. You just have to laugh at those days when they seem to be going downhill. I sure did. lol I am thankful for bloggy friends who make my day. I voted for you.

  7. Hi Lynda,
    I am glad you two found it funny, I was hoping people would see the humor in it:) Today is going much better and everyone sleep thru the night WOOHOO last night.

  8. HI Anna-Marie,
    Clicked a vote for you today and I hope you have a great day!

  9. HI Anna-Marie,
    I hope you are gradually getting into the groove of things and resting well and not feeling so overwhelmed. I too have been overwhelmed with constant mess in my house, but I hope to make progress with cleaning today and post about it for tomorrow :) Clicked a vote for you today!

  10. Hi tracy,
    Yes things are under control, dishes are done and I am on my last load of laundry so this weekend can be for family and not cleaning, WooHoo.

  11. Hi there!
    I am finally getting around to reading some blogs. I can so relate to your overwhelming return home. It is always that way for us after being away,too. Give yourself a little time and just set a couple of little goals for each day. I'm glad that you made it home safe and had a great trip!