Monday, January 25, 2010

JUST A QUIET MONDAYI try to stay home on Mondays. The kids are always tired and out of sorts from a long day at church the day before, and the house needs some attention to bring it back to order. Today went the way that I wish all Mondays did. We had a nice balance of work and play. The sun was shining and we hung laundry out for the first time in months. We picked up toys in the yard...I tiptoed around big muddy patches while the boys, of course, made sure to go straight through the wettest puddles.

I started back in earnest with flylady this morning. Oh my goodness, you wouldn't believe the layers of grime that is on the windowsills, fan blades, and baseboards of my house. GROSS. How have I not noticed?! Too tired, I guess. I am not freaking out though. I started on the current zone, the living room, worked in 15 minute increments of time and can already see a vast improvement. The kids were armed with feather dusters and rags and spray bottles of cleaners and had a big time.

I finally feel like I am living my old life again. I never realize how hard pregnancy and having a newborn is until afterward. It isn't until I am doing all the things again that I wasn't doing while I was pregnant to even realize that I wasn't doing them at all. Does that make any sense? It struck me, as I was hanging clothes on the line this morning, that it has been probably a year since I had done that...but I didn't realize it had been that long, until I was doing it again. It felt really good.

Now it is time to bring the laundry off the line and remake the beds. Tonight, we will have sweet dreams under sheets that smell of sunshine.

8 comments:

  1. i know exactly what you mean! I love that you are blogging more. Keep it up :)

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  2. In the "old days" women used to share more housework together. Now we have to do most of it alone, or with our children, but we can share with other women on our blogs, and rejoice in this part of our life together.
    I know just how you feel about getting a few of those chores done, that make a house a home.

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  3. We have missed you! I love the idea of hanging the laundry on the line. Hope you have a great evening! Blessings, Faye

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  4. lovely, Laurel. I feel the same way. I love those days when I feel like I am living my old life again...I really loved that life :) My house is needing that deep, serious attention too...I did some deep cleaning a week ago but it really needs it in other places too.

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  5. Glad to have you back. You should post a new profile picture with your new hairdo and slim body. That red shirt isn't you! Good pic of your laundry. Great lighting.

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  6. Loved your post. I feel the same way a few months out after having a babe. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Hooray for the "new normal"!! Pregnancy and childbirth is such a huge life-changing experience and transition. It's so hard to put into words. But I do know how you feel and I love feeling healthy and (somewhat) rested now that my babe is a little older.
    Blessings, Laurel. I'm glad you had a good Monday!

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