Life happens and people tend to forget that. Or maybe my family is just really bad at doing anything to help me out. Every day, I have an extremely detailed list of things to do for the day. Without the list, or if things on my list are too broad (like just writing "laundry" instead of writing "wash darks"), I get overwhelmed and can barely figure out how to accomplish anything at all. There is just so much. It constantly amazes me that I can have everything perfect and then my children and Husband come home and all of a sudden it looks as if I sat around all day eating bon bons.
Summers are better. You would think that with the kids home, I wouldn't get as much accomplished. To a point, that's true. I don't get the deep cleaning done. I don't get the cleaning out the closets or the pantry or toys, etc, done, but I do get more of the day to day things accomplished. This is mostly because my kids have time to pitch in. I'm not saying I don't make my children help out during the school year, I just make them help out more in the summer. Every day in the summer, they have a chore list, which are things they must accomplish after breakfast before being able to play. These are things that are in addition to their regular chores. It's a great system. Like the school year, life happens. Sometimes we're not even home all day to do a single chore, and that's OK. It's not as overwhelming when I have others pitching in.
It's crazy how life just keeps going at an incredibly fast rate of speed, even when I'm not ready for it. It seems as though one moment I'm packing Monday's lunch, and in the blink of an eye, I'm preparing Friday's dinner. It doesn't help that this past month has been an extremely difficult one for our family. I dread going to bed almost as much as I dread waking up and facing the day. Life happens and there's just no way to slow it all down. I'm having such trouble keeping up with the day to day things that things, like this blog, get put on the back burner. It's just how it is, unfortunately. Things that I have a passion for have to be set aside so life can happen and run semi-smoothly.
Until life slows down, writing will have to be put on hold. Life happens. It's all about how we deal with it.