April 27, 2009

The Crowd Intrudes All Day Til I'm Finally Swept Away

I found joy in the laundry today.

It's not like I was super excited about the crazy piles of it all but the mountain just didn't seem so big. Or rather... climbing that mountain didn't seem so impossible.

It's felt pretty impossible lately. I can't stand the 'tude I've had.

But today four doesn't feel like so many.

And all that goes with it.

This is just life. The lampshade hasn't fallen in several days. Mainly because the door is just left wide open.

But I am even finding joy in that.


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35 comments:

  1. Oh, good, I'm glad you're enjoying it. I've been having really good, patient days lately...and today has been a little more whiny. Thanks for the reminder that it's my 'tude that needs the work, not the whiny, teething, tired baby. :)

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  2. I just wish I could bend over... then that mountain of laundry wouldn't seem so bad :) Oh the joys of being 32 weeks pregnant! I can't wait until #2 gets here - your four are wonderful, I love the pictures. And it's oh so true - usually it's my 'tude that needs the work - not anyone elses!

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  3. Ahhh, I've had that same 'tude lately :) It creeps in every once in awhile when I can't seem to stay on top of the laundry, dishes, etc. But I have to remind myself that that's so not what life is about. I have so many things (people) to be thankful for. When I stop to count my blessings that darn 'tude seems to melt away :)

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  4. You seriously have the cutest stinkin' kids!

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  5. I need to find some joy in my laundry! We seem to be out of matching socks. ;o)

    Love the photos!

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  6. Its so good to have those "good" days, sometimes it feels like the world can be so overwhelming, but just taking a deep breath and looking at those beautiful healthy kids that God gave us makes it so worth the bad days! :)

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  7. How will two ever be! But your four are oh so cute!

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  8. glad to hear the joyful tone in your post! now you have inspired me to finish my laundry.

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  9. Must be the day for laundry. I've done three loads so far.

    I too have been finding joy in the chaos as of late. I think the key is to just let go and let the day roll as it may. Life is so beautiful and my frustration of the little things just blocks that joy and beauty.

    Love the pics.

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  10. Love the pics! Your kids are so cute and look like they can be hilarious!

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  11. How nice that you have found your groove. I am still working to find mine. Making chnges that I feel need to be made and finding my out from under the mountain of laundry but it is okay.

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  12. I L-O-V-E the pics. And way to go finding joy in the every day. That is hard. Very hard.

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  13. I love those pics. Were you on a ladder or the roof?

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  14. Those diamond days. They come right when you need them, and they're almost always a surprise.

    I'm glad you're getting some fresh air.

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  15. Sweet pic! Ivy looks so big there and long! I found joy in laundry the other day too--when I decided to fold it on the back porch. I am thankful for nice weather right now, it makes life a tad bit easier!

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  16. It's the sunshine... making life more livable!

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  17. We are *so* soul sisters. I feel like the words you write are my very own...XO

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  18. I love laundry time usually I get to hide in the bedroom and fold it all a bunch of loads at the same time.

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  19. I totally relate and love the photos!

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  20. More kids are hard, but so worth it. I agree.

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  21. Love this picture. Were you on top of the slide?

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  22. It's also amazing what a little sunshine will do for one's spirit. Don't forget that we are ALL coming out of the winter yuckies.

    Glad you are feeling good about laundry. I hear ya! I have a clean kitchen!! Woooohoooo!!!

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  23. Those shots are amazing.
    I am so glad you're finding joy in the simplest of things. I wash our sheets every week, because climbing into a bed with fresh, clean sheets every Sunday night helps me find joy in the start of a new week. Otherwise I'd just be plain miserable!

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  24. I tend to think it is something else. Never me! But yes, it is my attitude at fault when the day goes from bad to worse. Glad you are finding joy.

    I like laundry! I wash all day and then fold when the kids are napping and watch Lie to me or The Office online!

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  25. I'm glad you are having a good day. Isn't it amazing that our attitude and the way we feel makes such a huge difference?

    Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Oh, I'm so glad! Being in a funk is so not fun, but I find that coming out of one is always quite relieving.

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  27. Love the photos of the kids! WOW! There are 4 of them ;)

    I'm off to search for some joy in my piles of laundry! I ususally end up finding the most joy when it's all done, folded, and put away!

    Love you, girl!

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  28. I just love smelling the clean laundry.

    These pictures are priceless and adorable! : )

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  29. Your kids are totally cute! I think I like "chaotic" pictures best of all...

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  30. I conquered Mount Laundrymore today, too! Alas, Mount Dishmore in the kitchen grew. But that's tomorrow's problem, I guess!

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  31. What cute pictures! It looks like you were standing somewhere very high up =)

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  32. Good for you. I've been overwhelmed lately and I hate that feeling. I love the picture of all the kids. Really cute.

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  33. Thanks for the motivation today! Love those pictures!

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  34. Joy in the laundry? I pictured you pulling a $20 bill out of hubby's pants - now that is TRUE JOY to find in the laundry!!!

    Or a quarter. You know - anything 'cept pocket lint...

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