Friday, November 9, 2012

Quiet at Last

I love my family, I love the giggles and the noise, but today was not one of those days.  My kids were being awesome, just hyper.  Giggling, running around, fighting, singing, talking........just noise.

Today I got home from work around 4:45 and the noise started.  When I fed them dinner it was quiet as soon as their mouths were started.  Like I said they were awesome tonight, but they are 3 and 4.  They wanted to watch a movie.  So they ran around being silly.  Jasmin asked me for something to eat every 5 minutes (I hope this kid is getting ready for a growth spurt).

All I wanted to do was hang out watch movies and sew.  I have not sewn for a while now and I want to hopefully finish a blanket this weekend that I started almost a year ago.  I tried, I think I had a bit of ADD myself.  I did work on it just did not get as much done as I hoped.  We tried Arthurs Christmas.....Payeton bounced back and forth between my room which had Wonder Pets and the front room.  Than we tried the Spiderman that just came out.......

Jeff finally at 9:45 said come join me so we rounded the kids, brushed teeth climbed into my bed, and the girls were still being noisey.  We finally got them to lay down.  Payeton, does not know how to be quiet.  She is chatter box.....CONSTANTLY.

We finally got them to settle down........and in about 3 minutes this is what they looked like!!!
Jasmin  and her teddy bear found the book over
the face the best way to fall asleep

Payeton thought her book was a good resting spot!
I want more kids, but after the noisey house tonight......I am rethinking.....ok not really........

I do love my kids I am just suprised at how much noise these 2 cute adorable little kids can make.  It did not bother me I was not frustrated, but now that everyone is alseep.  My ears are thanking me.......WOW it was a noisey night!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Complaining VS Doing

Yes, even I am guilty of this it seems like lately I have had a feeling of unease, frustration, irritation, confusion.....I am sure you get the idea.  I was talking to my husband last night.  I told him I am tired of the constant come and go of this un-easy feeling.  I cannot seem to pinpoint where it is coming from.  OK I know it is a Satan thing to make me self doubt, but I also believe that an un-easy feeling means that something is wrong and it is the Spirit telling you so. For me it has been a couple of months of off and on un-easy feelings.

So anyways - I was talking to my husband about this and he asked me what is going on.  I told him I have no idea.  I wish I knew because I would work on fixing the problem.  I told him I am not sure if it something going on him and school, work, stress of being broke, stress of not know what the next step is, stress of life and it is wearing me down.  If it because our house is un organized, because I have a ton of unfinished projects.  I don't know.  

He reply was, everything is good with him and school is going well.  It is very possible that it is just all the stress we have been through lately that has worn me down. He is unsure how to help.

So today as I was having the girls help me with cleaning up their room, putting books away, putting shoes away, making beds, vacuuming I realized how luck I really am.  I than moved to my room to strip the sheets off my bed so I can wash sheets.  I went down stairs and paused and looked at my laundry room/storage room.  WE HAVE A LOT OF CRAP.  Which we probably don't but because everything is so unorganized it feels like it.  

Than I got thinking.  Why do I feel like I never get anything accomplished and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I spend so much time complaining about how hard things are, how much money we don't have, how it has sucked that I have not had a place to call my own for 4 years.....(the list can keep going) that I have taken the time to stop and appreciate what I do have.  I need to take the energy I have been spending on complaining and start doing.  Even if I only have 5 minutes to work on something.  Take those 5 minutes and go clean a closet, vacuum a floor, etc. 

Than I realized that I spend a fair amount of time playing on the i-pad, the computer, Facebook, etc. If I were to set a timer and only allow myself a short amount of time each day and focus on getting done and cleaning up that I am sure at the end of the day I would feel a lot less stressed and our house would look a lot better!

So here is my change to stop complaining and start doing!