This is the week of "can it be done?"
Can I actually clean my home according to the schedule I currently have on my chores corkboard??
Yesterday was laundry room & mud room, plus all bed linens. So far, so good. Today was kitchen/dining room. It is 11:30 at night, but it's done. I did a good deal of hs'ing today - but hey, I'm *going* to be doing a good deal of hs'ing EVERY day, so I gotta figure out something that will work WITH hs'ing.
Tomorrow is the master bedroom and the living room. Thursday is upstairs (kidzone: so this basically means a lot of vacuuming and minimal dusting - the kiddos have to keep things picked-up regularly). Then Friday is bathrooms - three of them. Our Bible Study meets on Fridays, so I'd like to have the bathrooms all nice & shiny, especially since we now have so many lil' crawlers. Ewwwww....I wouldn't want a gross toilet when they're crawling......
Then Saturday is outdoors (although, my dh decides when a lot of that gets done - maybe on Friday, his other day off).
Just based on the two past days, I'm not sure I can get it all done during the day. I may have to school the kiddos, help them with *their* chores, plus meals & laundry during the day - then attack the cleaning in the evening. I'm just not sure??? I don't *want* to clean in the evenings, so we'll see if I can actually get it in during our busy days.
Lastly, I got this awesome pizza stone recently and we tested it out a few nights ago. Apparently, I didn't put enough cornmeal on the stone, as the pizza stuck pretty bad. I also was dealing with VERY moist dough, so that may have been a factor. Tonight, while cleaning, I made up a new batch of dough (not as moist) and laid on the cornmeal. It was *much* better!!! I am pleased~
Oh, and I also FINALLY got the material cut up for my kitchen valance, runner & two placemats (thanks MOM for getting me the fabric - garage sale, of course - yet brand new!!). I'm hoping to get those done before our Bible Study on Friday (but don't hold me to it, girls, you know how it goes).
Hmmmm.....I wonder....if finally, 5 months post-pardem, if I'm *finally* starting to feel like myself again?? A friend told me it took her longer & longer after each birth ~ I would have to agree. So with #5, it appears to be 5 months (for me, at least).
I've also heard once you have 3 or 4 babies, it doesn't matter how many more you have, it's all the same after that. Um....NO....I would have to disagree. At least for me, each child has added JOY and LOVE and WONDER to our home - yet that have also added work and loss of "extra" time and more mess/busy-ness/CHAOS!! Perhaps it is due to their closeness in age? Perhaps it's just our crazy life and schedule? Perhaps I'm just a wimp? (I'm totally willing to admit that)
Oh well....life feels full and good and hectic and wonderful!
EMBRACE THE CHAOS, right baby???