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;))