Spoiler alert: This is going to be a lengthy post and probably boring for most of you. But this is my blog/journal and I want to document this because it's so typical of my life it just made me laugh today as I could see it unfolding in front of me. So here you go...if you care to read it:
Today I had a class all morning, so I knew that was shot. But oh how I had the best of intentions for this afternoon. I was going to get my hair done at 1:30 and be home by 3 PM. My sister was watching my kids and was going to take them to Fillmore so my day is totally free! 3-5 would be spent on the living room and kitchen area...which is a huge disaster. I just want that clean so I can have a little peace for the Sabbath :) 5-7 was to be spent working on my lesson for tomorrow and then the rest of the evening to be spent cleaning up something else. It's 9 PM. Here's how it really has gone:
1 PM - Get out of my class, head to Hermie's to pick up lunch for me and Joey. He was at a track meet so I had to take it to him. Hermie's also takes forever.
2 PM - Get to my hair appointment 1/2 hour late. Luckily my stylist/sister-in-law likes me so she does it anyway.
4 PM - Meet Joey back at the track meet where he's still shooting pictures. Pick up the kids from my sister who didn't go to Fillmore after all.
I got a new phone this week and needed to move my numbers off my old phone onto this one. So I drove all the way over to the store, only to find out that my old phone is messed up and won't connect to their machine. Yet another project now to complete. Where's my easy button? ;)
Come home...I am TOTALLY beat for some reason. So I get the kids some popcorn, check my email/facebook/blogs because I've been disconnected from the internet ALL DAY and go try to go to sleep. Of course I locked the doors and told Kelley not to answer it or the phone at all. Just when I'm getting really nice and asleep I hear Kelley yelling "Who is it?" to someone outside. It turned out to be Joey, apparently he didn't want to use his KEY to open the door. You know how when you are at that point where you are almost asleep and something wakes you back up? No matter how tired you were/are it's really hard to get back to sleep after that. Well I tried to anyway, but then someone knocked on the door and I had to run out to find out who was seeing my house in this condition. It turned out to be my mother in law, which at that time I was like "whew!". But now I realize that she was probably just as appalled at my house as anyone would be. There are few people I allow to see it when it gets this bad.
Well I still tried to go back to sleep just for a little bit when my phone blares out "Girls just wanna have fun!" by Miley Cyrus and my brother needed me to watch my nephews for a few minutes, which I had previously agreed to do. So I got up and actually felt a little refreshed. We all watched the end of "Barbie: Diamond Castle" together as a family until I decided I could get up and be productive. By this time it's almost 7 PM...no dinner, no clean house, no lesson. What am I to do? So I figured out a very quick dinner and decided to go load some stuff in the van to go to the storage shed. That will help with the mess! We just have too much junk and not enough places for everything to be put away. So I head outside to do that. While doing that I notice the dandelions on the lawn are getting progressively worse and remember the tool my mom bought me last weekend to dig them out. So inside the house I go to find the dandelion tool. I got all the dandelions out and almost pulled out the lawnmower because we do have SOME patches of high grass, but it was stuck behind a lot of junk...so I decided to go back to the storage shed thing. After that I then put away food storage stuff in the garage, but noticed my sidewalks and driveways needed to be swept, so pulled out the broom to complete that. By this time I'm starving because we never actually ate what I had prepared. So we eat and I decide: OK, now I really need to clean up the house (which was one of two fairly simple goals for the day). But before I do that...I have to clean up the kids room (which is actually in fairly good condition in the first place) because they will be going to bed soon. OK, now I really need to do my lesson because it's getting late and that HAS to be done (the other of the two goals). But first I think I'll update my blog...