January 3, 2011

I don't even know where to start.

at the piano, with a side of Jesus

My hope was that I could clean one room a day this week but honestly? It

would

be

a

miracle

if I got a hold of one corner of a room each day. It's most possible for me to tackle one room a week- maybe. So, that might just be what I'll be doing. For a while. A really long while. And I still need to take my Christmas tree down.

That kind of stuff. It's - at some points in the night when I wake up and forget and then remember- overwhelming.

But then other times like right now I feel like, eh, it will get done. I am not saying that because I am oh so hip and mellow.  I'm saying that because I kind of give up but at the same time like the slow movement,

but then I just might take a nap instead.

And I don't know what that shadow thing is there in the photo but you know it totally looks like Jesus.


36 comments:

  1. *Hugs* I know the feeling.
    And that definitely look Jesus-like.

    Take care of yourself, mama. A good cup of tea & a rest will go miles in the rest of your day. <3

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  2. This just made me laugh because I still have ALL our Christmas decorations up, our house is an utter disaster and all I want to do is take a nap. To top it off, however, it's Drew's birthday and he's got a friend coming over and will probably expect at least a birthday cake. How did today totally sneak up on me?!

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  3. We have our decorations up to, hubs is trying to convince me to leave the forrest in the corner of the living room & part of me is thinking it's a great idea.

    Also, Jesus was the first thing I noticed about the photo.

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  4. our tree is still up. and it is reassuring to hear that other people feel overwhelmed by what needs to happen room by room, too. sometimes I think it's just my house. ;)

    that's too funny about the jesus shadow. maybe you'll find him in your quesadillas at lunch, too.

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  5. Um, yes. Me too. We were supposed to work on reorganizing kids rooms (again) over the break. Didn't happen. I am actually avoiding their rooms as much as I can because it is kind of stressing me out. Christmas will come down today sometime though. I can't avoid my living room and I need a little less clutter somewhere.

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  6. You right about the shadow!!!! what is that thing btw????

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  7. That does look like Jesus. Well, the standard WASPy version of him, anyway! Life is all about the babysteps, here. I'm with you and we really try to avoid TV 99% of the time, but on occasions when I just need to get something done or go a little bit crazy, I use Snoopy DVDs. Thirty minutes goes a long way if I move fast enough! Good luck and I hope you have a great week!

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  8. I feel ya. And that does look like Jesus! Is that at your in-laws?

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  9. have the kids help you. as soon as us kids could walk my mom made it known that we didn't get what we wanted until she got what she wanted. that's how HER mom got the team-work she needed too, so that's what I did too.
    But some things just need to be let go for the sake of just living life. I leave my Christmas decorations up on purpose til after 12th night, just 'cuz I like them.

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  10. That's so funny that you said that...I totally thought that your nativity scene was reflecting onto the piano or something! That shadow DOES look like Jesus! Weird. Happy New Year to you...from another "oh so hip and mellow" mama. ha

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  11. G is joking that the Christmas tree is getting taken down right before he leaves for deployment....you know, the end of February? And since my hands and arms are cut up from putting the thing up in the first place I'm thinking that sounds fine. :)

    You don't need to have a perfect home to have a perfectly inviting home. Don't pressure yourself, those who you care about already love you and your home. At least that's what I tell myself, so I'm certain it's true for you too!

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  12. Wow. You gave me the chills. It DOES look like Jesus.

    Also, the same scrubber, rubber gloves and squeegee have been sitting next to my shower for, oh, about 4 months now. I just never seem to be able to make it up that far to clean. *sigh*

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  13. If I look around my home too closely, I will get super overwhelmed and freak-out in an ugly way. I'm trying my best to just let it ride.

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  14. Maybe the Jesus in the picture will help you take down your christmas stuff..just a thought.

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  15. i love that photo (and it is way more artful than a grilled cheesus.)

    my mother has been known to keep her tree up through VALENTINE'S day (with heart and lace ornaments, i kid you not.) our tree is up too, and honestly, i like it. it's not even epiphany--we have a ways until we turn into crazy valentine's tree ladies;)

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  16. The shadow is so cool.

    I find myself so overcome by the magnitude of what needs to be done that I cannot do anything. Then I like not doing anything. :)

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  17. Trust me, I feel very overwhelmed by the same kind of feeling and all we can do to survive is to let the feeling wash over and then shatter it. Once it's shattered, it becomes small manageable pieces that can be tackled when time allows. And if time does not cooperate, do not let it get you down. I'd opt for the nap too.

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  18. you should sell the picture and get millions of dollars for the jesus in it. :) haha. it's actually pretty cool.

    and i think you should nap as well. i love the feeling of well-rested.

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  19. ADDENDUM:

    DUH- hubs just emailed me saying that the shadow is probably from his Mom's Nativity Scene. Not Jesus, probably a Wise Man. Close.

    Steph

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  20. it does look like Jesus... stick with that. it's like Jesus saying, it's ok Steph, take a deep breath and I will be with you!! ;)

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  21. My Christmas stuff is down and the house is clean, but I want to organize AND play with the kids a little more.
    The shadow DOES look like Jesus!

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  22. Every one of my decorations is still up. They won't come down until the weekend - must unpack 8,000 suitcases first.

    It WILL get done. :)

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  23. well, our decorations are down ... mostly because i have mental breakdown when my house is cluttered with unusual things. normal stuff like mail piles and toys? don't bother me as much. but holiday decorations drive me insane. but that is truly the only reason i've taken them down because i have no motivation to get anything else done right now.

    i know it will, though. so i'm cool.

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  24. I always want to tweet or post about how I can totally understand how people with several children, how their homes can easily get out of control. I feel like I'm constantly cleaning up, out or reorganizing. It's just the way it goes right now in our lives I guess...

    And yes, I see Jesus. Totally. :)

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  25. If I could just keep one patch of floor clean... just one... it is hot and windy and half the sand in Africa is being dumped in our kitchen, sand and the seeds from the neighbors tree... I know just how you feel and my advice: Take that nap, enjoy it, you need it!!! I am hoping that sand dune that is under our supper table will look like a toddler sand pit rather than the entire Sahara after my nap... sweet dreams!!!

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  26. Much better to have an "eh" kind of attitude. I stress out about so many things, but it doesn't really help me get anything done. And, how funny that the shadow looks like Jesus. Crazy!

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  27. Yep. Corner by corner. I took down my tree yesterday and feel SO accomplished now! The rest of the house (including the desk I'm at) is literally COVERED in STUFF but the tree is DOWN. YAY.

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  28. I didn't notice the shadow thing until you said something, so I went back and looked and got goosebumps!!! What a cool reminder that He is always with us!

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  29. oh my gosh i hear you. my house = huge mess. my newborn and me sit on the rocker all day while he sleeps and i type lol...

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  30. Okay I laughed out loud...YES IT DOES LOOK LIKE JESUS! You crazy woman!

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  31. No need to take em' down. Christmas doesn't officially end until Jan. 9th.

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  32. Miracles do happen. But remember - Jesus is always around! <3

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  33. Lovely new banner!!!!!
    and the picture is fab!!!!
    happy new year!!!

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  34. Oh.. I should also mention that I'm a total dweeb, and that following the flylady.net routine has COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE.

    I feel like a new woman. Most of the time.

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  35. I see the Jesus shadow. :)

    I have been working at de-cluttering. It goes well, in my Room Of The Day. But when I look at my Room Of Yesterday, and see how it looks as if I was never there, I feel sort of sad.

    But then I realize it looks like a disaster because the kids keep taking books off the shelves and reading them, and I think I can live with that. Books are more important than perfect tidiness.

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  36. Yes, Jesus right on your couch- inviting you to rest with Him. *Love*

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