It’s been a quiet, more low key week this second week of summer vacation. Largely because it’s the first week that the older three (of my five) are over at my ex-husbands house for his visitation. He gets a total of five weeks in the summer, which is nice… but also can be not so nice.
Before Risi was born Lisi was pretty lonely without her big sisters and brother, thankfully now she has the baby and our pets so she’s not starved for young people attention.
Risi is finally almost fully over her cold, I bought that Nose Frida thing (still kinda gross to use, sorry!) and she hates it just as much as a standard nasal aspirator! But I would like to say that it DOES actually work better than any other snot sucker I’ve ever tried… (Note, I actually paid for it, at Target, and this is not a review!)
I’ve largely taken a break from things these past few days, as I’d been running myself ragged doing to many things out and about in the world and I was completely and totally drained. On the verge of a complete and total meltdown if I did not just let myself recuperate! Being an introvert is hard, sure there are things to be done, but I can only handle so much.
I’m still at the point where I haven’t managed to go and get my glasses from my parents place. Which is about half a mile away… and they’ve been there for almost two weeks (they being my glasses.) The headaches suck, and today I am going to force myself to just suck it up and go get the darn things!
I’ve blessedly had time to do some quiet reflection on things, just in general how I feel and how I manage. I’ve been pushing myself to do more lately, and be less mean to myself when I am too sore to do much more than I’ve done.
My bedroom is finally almost all the way cleaned (Still need to get to the built in shelves, and the closet..), I’ve done four loads of laundry lately (but no I haven’t folded them…), got a start on Lisi’s bedroom (she needed a bookshelf, so I bought her one yesterday!), and soon get to tackle Kat and Sis’ room… but I will likely do Var’s first, because he has less things and it’ll be a QUICK task. >.> Saving the worst for last!
I will probably pump up some high energy music, have a giant blended mocha with me, a few trash bags for the actual trash… and bribe Lisi with payment for her services in decluttering and organizing the big girls’ room. Yes, they never fully unpacked and they haven’t a clue how to really organize.
Me either, by the way, as it wasn’t something that was done when I was growing up. We were cramped in a very small apartment for the five of us, and pretty much you just took care of trash and pushed everything else into closets, boxes, anyplace where it was just ‘clutter around the edges.’
That (Clutter Around the Edges) was actually the title for my first blog that I never really got into btw! Hah.
Still, I figure if they come back from their first week visit with their dad, to a bedroom that is neat and organized.. They’ll have a better understanding of how to actually care to do the same in the future. Ack wish me luck!
For now though… Miss Ris is taking a nap, and I feel inclined to do the same. *Yaawn* I had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep again last night. What a bummer…