Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I totally don't have time for this post, but I have basically been writing it in my head since lunch. Brooke is napping the rooms of the house that I can see are picked up; I deserve a little break to write, right? Do you ever put expectations on yourself that are unnecessary? I do all the time! I decided to write this post, because I need to know I am not crazy, would love some prayers, and want to share so that in turn you could encourage me.

I have family coming in town for the weekend. If it was my parents, in laws, or even my siblings, this would be no big deal. But it isn't. It is family we don't see often enough visiting my home. My house can't just be clean, it has to be organized and squeaky clean. Right now I don't know if it is all going to get done without a couple late nights involved, which I was trying to avoid to stay rested.

Let's go back a little bit to set the stage...

I had a fun, but exhausting weekend. I drove home from Fresno Sunday night and when I woke up on Monday I felt like I had been ran over by a semi. I decided to take it easy; just like that Monday is gone! Tuesday, I ran some errands organized and cleaned out half the kitchen cupboards, cleaned and organized Brooke's room, did two loads of laundry, and put away laundry. TUESDAY IS GONE! Today is Wednesday and I have cleaned out the storage closet and reorganized it. Cleaned above the fridge, ran more errands, more laundry, cleaned out the freezer, and cleaned out the computer area. I would like to clean my floors today, dust, and organize the extra room. I have Thursday and Friday left. Here is the rest of my list:

Clean out fridge
Clean bathrooms
Change sheets
Clean my room
Organize my closet
Sew a dress
Finish sewing my toss pillows
Finish another dress
Run one last errand
Finish all the laundry

Now that list doesn't seem to bad, but if you could see the extra bedroom right now, my closet, the bathrooms, and my bedroom- you would think I was crazy.

With that being said, I know that most of these things aren't necessary, but what better excuse to clean out and clean up then when family comes to visit. I am so excited that they are coming and I am determined to get it all done! These are all things I have been meaning to do for awhile and I love the pressure of a time limit to get it all done. The best part about all this fun stress is that I have been very diligent about reading my Bible every morning and afternoon. YEAH for me! Please pray that I do not let the stress of my own busy-ness keep me from getting rest. How about you guys, do you do crazy stuff like this?

With all that being said I am doing this with a happy and thankful heart! I am ecstatic that our family is visiting and I couldn't think of a better reason to be busy.


  1. Yes I think most of us do this!! I know I do all the time. Nate just looks at my list and is like really all of this NEEDS to be done!! :) But like you said when you have a reason it is motivating! I know I have a huge list right now of things I want done before the baby comes. I know part of that is nesting, but part of it is just me being me! :) Good luck!! You can totally do it!

  2. I also have to write my lists down. They never however consist of sewing a dress... I imagine that makes mine a bit less stressful right there bc if I had to do that the world would be coming to an end. I wish it were US who were coming! Miss you guys!

  3. Thanks guys!!! Sewing the dress wasn't a priority, so it didn't get done. Maybe this week?

    We had a great time and we love people to visit. hint, hint.