January 4, 2012

When I finally get to knit

I have been looking forward to knitting all day. In fact, last night I fell asleep thinking about searching for the needles I'd need for my latest project. But, it's already past eight in the evening and I've yet to even cast on.

This morning I had to put the garbage out, and then of course get everyone breakfast. I wanted to do another lice check since the kids go back to school tomorrow and... whattyaknow. Yeah. Thankfully the two little ninjas that slept on top of me in the middle of the night were all clear because ohmuhguh.

More washing and combing and bed-stripping and vacuuming -- You hear all those dings and clanks, guys? That's your Legos! -- and more sighing and not knitting.

By the time I get through all of this I take a look at the kitchen sink and decide, to celebrate their last day of break, we will have lunch via drive-thru. I also run inside the natural foods store for tea tree oil because this house is going down getting sprayed. I search the internet for how to make it, then spray everyone's hair, and all the beds, and then pretty much everything else. Oh somewhere in between all that I throw dinner in the oven for later.

I glance, longingly, over at my abandoned yarn and almost give it a reach and plop onto my chair just when Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz goes the dryer buzzer as it scoffs, bent over, hysterical at my idea. I've got more washing and bed-making to do. Then it's actually dinnertime. Seriously where did this day go?

We ate off the nice(r) everyday plates instead of the everyday plates because everything else was still in the sink waiting to be washed. I sat at the table with the kids and we made a plan about the new year at school. They'll listen better, and no more rushing through work. (Yes I noted this for my motherself, too.) Then I washed allllllll* the dishes and put them away (only taking a break for the last comb-through of the night) and then, of course, Bed Time.

Now I'm here, smelling of all sorts of oils and other things, and I could totally knit, but man I'm exhausted.  Maybe tomorrow.

Wah.

*There are totally dirty dishes in my sink right now.

23 comments:

  1. Ahhhh... Tomorrow... When we start it all over again... {sigh}

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  2. Oh our sweet momma lives. ;) Tomorrow, right?!

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  3. Me, too. Maybe tomorrow will be a clean sink sort of day?

    {Beautiful words, friend.}

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  4. Days like that I'm so thankful for our 12 place settings set of dishes. Using the smaller plates for the kids, technically I *could* go 3 days without washing ... Not that I've tested that out, but its there in the back of my mind.

    And my only resolution this year is to really learn to knit stuff. But I keep starting and frogging a scarf. That's it.

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  5. Days like that I'm so thankful for our 12 place settings set of dishes. Using the smaller plates for the kids, technically I *could* go 3 days without washing ... Not that I've tested that out, but its there in the back of my mind.

    And my only resolution this year is to really learn to knit stuff. But I keep starting and frogging a scarf. That's it.

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  6. Holy moly steph!
    Just reading made me tired. I hope your needles and yarn find you tomorrow.

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  7. Okay, your day just totally stressed me out. Ugh, hope you get to knit tomorrow sweetie!

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  8. I feel for you mama. Seriously, we had 5 kids with it this summer and 2 adults and it stunk! Ugh! GL this week!

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  9. every single day I have this happen with my crocheting. . .every. single. day. Hope you find some time with your needles today!

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  10. So, have you buzzed all the boys yet? I think I would. Lice is awful and one of the things that makes you say "why God?" right? I hope today is somehow more relaxing (as unlikely as that seems).

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  11. Today is your day! I am sending you lots of knitting love:)

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  12. Arg, lice. We found out one of the kids had them on Sunday night. I finished my last load of laundry last night. Oh, I feel your pain. Fortunately it's only one kid. The others seem lice free - a miracle, since they all share a bedroom and have frequent sleepovers in each other's beds!

    On Monday, in the midst of the lice clean up, I spilled the contents of a big bowl of pasta with sauce down the front of the fridge. It also spattered the floor and all the cabinets in the kitchen. There was some colorful cursing happening in my head! I *think* only the word "stupid" came out of my mouth. I hope, since all four kiddos were watching me! What a pain.

    Hope you get to knit soon. A mama needs a break once in a while.

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  13. A day in the life. And so it goes.

    PS. You oughta knock that dryer upside the head for being such a meanie bully.

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  14. one busy mama. i know how that goes. we had a slight scare with the lice. someone had it in jonas' class but he ended up not getting it. now that i can't imagine. the laundry and mess that accompanies those little critters.

    i hope you get to some knitting this weekend!

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  15. I can relate.I bought a learn-to-knit book from a craft store 3 months ago and haven't even found time to take the plastic off.
    Sorry to hear about the lice. We call them 'visitors' in Ireland. Because kids like to tell strangers everything, it sounds better when they tell everyone in the grocery store that 'we have had visitors all week'.

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  16. Oh my, what a day, unfortunately I hear ya :) Somedays there is just not enough time to get it all done and still find time to knit. Hoping today works out a little better and your needles find their way to your hands.

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  17. I just taught myself how to knit and I am ADDICTED! I spent 3 hours yesterday knitting and I taught myself on Tuesday the 3rd :)

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  18. Loved this post! I have so many days where I'm doing the same thing - living for the peace and quiet of bedtime to do x,y, or z - only to be too exhausted to do anything but sleep.

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  19. YES we can all relate ohmuhgawd. I always wonder with staying home and not 'really' having to do any particular thing but keep the girls alive and maybe fed....where all the time goes and why I don' t see friends more. These are good days, at least we have hope. (that we can knit sometime!)

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  20. A mother's work never ends. I hope you end up getting some time to knit, would love to see what you make.

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  21. typical day, huh. parenting is a constant rotation of murphy's law. and just when you think that you're going to buckle down and get ____ accomplished, something throws a wrench in your plans. yes!

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