Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 100- The First (And Last) 100 Days

Day 100... are you kidding me? In some ways I feel like I've been blogging forever, and then I look around my house and realize that I'm not quite as far into this journey as I though I would be. I can't say I'm surprised since old habits die hard, but I would have hoped to have made SOME kind of progress.

At the moment my dishes are caught up and have been for 10 days, but I'm sure like the cycles of cleaning before it will fall by the wayside and I'll be back to square one. I have an entire couch filled with clean laundry to fold, no one can find anything to wear since it's all piled there getting wrinkled, and I'm constantly battling with mildew from leaving clothes in the washing machine. I tried a chore box with no real luck, I tried daily lists, I tried a schedule- nothing really clicked with me. Unfortunately I'm going to do my 'chores' around the house when I feel like doing them, which that also has to mesh with what the kids are doing and who's biting whom at that moment, so it's no surprise that I don't get a lot done.

The OCD side of me wants to wake up at 5am every day, shower and read or sew until the family gets up when I naturally would make them a fancy (this means cooked) breakfast. The Mrs. Wright side of me knows that most days would be like today where I peeled myself out of bed at 8am and put some Hostess powdered mini donuts in a bowl for my kids while I checked my email though. Hey, my kids wouldn't even know what to do with an omelet! At least I'm not wearing jammies pants these days due to the wacky Alaskan heat wave. 85 degrees, no air conditioning and jammies just don't mix, much to my chagrin.

As I mentioned once before I'm giving up the 'Day whatever' format to relieve a little pressure on my blogging since it's turned into one more thing I have to do everyday instead of an outlet to whine about my lack of progress and tell everyone about what strange substance I sat in that day. I'm sure I'll lose readers if I don't post everyday, which I struggle with since I strive to be liked by everyone, but it is something that I have to do for my sanity.

I want to thank all my readers who have followed these first 100 days, anyone who stopped by even just for a second, anyone who ever left me a comment reminding me that I'm not just talking to myself, and my kids, husband, and sister for creating so many funny stories and situations for me to blog about. Without them I'd be giving everyone my take on the day's Regis and Kelly lineup... at least my blog is more interesting than that. Unless they have Brad Pitt on that day.

I still plan to blog 4-5 times a week and participate in blog carnivals, but the 7-9 posts a week are starting to wear on me and my unwashed hair. I feel much better even from just posting this, and today I'm going to enjoy the warm temperatures and polish off the rest of the powdered donuts. Right after I fold all that laundry of course...

3 Thoughts From Others:

mommieof4munchkins said...

Hey there, I read a blog today with a tip about lists/getting things done and I think I am going to try it. She writes down 3 things she wants to get done the next day at night before she goes to bed. Then the next day she does just those 3 things on the list. She said if she does more than the 3 things she feels like an overachiever ;D. I may just have to try this!

Senorita Snarkalicious said...

You are welcome for the funnies! Thanks for being a darn funny sister and entertaining me all this time of my loney boring grave shift. Don't worry I will survive with 4 posts a week, I have farm town now.

Shell said...

I won't lie - I look forward to reading your blog everyday (I don't have Farm Town, or Facebook for that matter!) but I can't help but know exactly where you are coming from. Enjoy the break!

I'm curious, I'd like to start potty training my "Boo" and now that it's been a while since you started with your "Boo" - would you still recommend the potty training method you used?

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