A little bit of this and a lot of that…
The sun was out today. Now if you live in my part of the world, you understand that when the sun finally shows up and the rain takes a break, you must be outside. I think it is a law actually. Cause if you don’t go out the second it stops raining, you might miss your chance. And kids who haven’t had sunshine on their skin for months, need a least a moment or two – however fleeting it is – to remember that the sun does actually exist.
And it is on days like this that I really wish I lived in a house with a big fenced in yard – well hey – if I am dreaming I will take a big ol’ country house with a huge yard and a few acres for the kids to tear around in. And I could sit on my porch, laptop or book in hand, (and if I am down in the South I guess I would have one of those sweet teas you all talk about,) and just watch the kids play in their natural element. Oh… how glorious that would be!
But I don’t live in such a land. No – I live in a suburb where it costs way too much money to even live in a parking lot (what I affectionately call living in a townhouse.) To have a piece of land, let alone a nice big yard, is just not a financial option for us. We do have a great little house that we share with my mom and I am so grateful for it. But our yard is more of a small garden and so I have to take the kids out to the park, or for a walk, or dodge cars in Susan’s townhouse “streets” if we want the kids out playing. It is full on, active parenting trying to make sure the kids don’t get run over. Yes, not exactly country living.
Which brings me to my tackle – or lack of it. Tonight, after I got Julia and Jackson inside it was after 6pm. I was not an organized diva of a mom with a crock pot creation waiting. No, I was the disorganized “what-am-I-going-feed-the-kids” mom. So by the time I got dinner made, fed and cleaned up, it was 7:30pm. And I was no where close to having a tackled completed.
And really, what I need to do is a “catch up” tackle. I am way behind on laundry, the house is scattered with toys and clutter and I have people coming over on Wednesday night. And then there is the Ultimate Blog Party visiting that I have gotten stalled on these past two weeks. I have over 600 blogs to visit still and I have got to get back to it. I had hoped to be finished by the end of this month. I have failed miserably! I hope you will still be my friends even though I am a blog visiting failure!!! 😉
So ladies, tonight and tomorrow I will be catching up!!! Laundry, tidying and blog visiting. It isn’t exciting. I am not even going to take any pictures. But goodness knows it all needs to be tackled!
PS – Do you have a yard and do you want to switch houses? I think I should become a country girl! 😉
Is your tackle more exciting than mine? Link up and show off! 🙂
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We’re making housework blog-able!
Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.