The whole no kitchen, no sink, no stove thing has really set me back, throwing a wrench in my daily routine. Every room in our house is a disaster scattered with random kitchen appliances, canned goods, wall art, vitamins and who knows what else. My hubby is continuing to work hard but is exhausted, worn out and we are both frustrated. Things take forever, nothing goes as planned and we want our normal day-to-day life back. Of course we know in the end it will be worth it but now it's hard. My mom and I are on little boy duty 24/7, if I can't be with them she is, if we can't be home because of messy work we are at her house and if we can't make anything to eat we go to her kitchen. A few days ago we escaped our mess driving the 2.2 miles to make delicious banana bread with Nama and Ryker (one of her daycare boys).
The boys miss their daddy, he is around but busy. They want to help every chance they get and think the drywall mud is amazing. Thankfully tonight Jeff had a boys night with the little ones and I had a girls night enjoying the scandalous Bachelor with my besties, they needed the daddy time and I needed a few hours of just sitting, not racing around, not folding laundry while pretending to be snowboarding (Pacey's newest favorite game) and not scanning the room looking at inches of dust covering everything.
My work schedule is kind of crazy the next few weeks, subbing three to four days each week with various grade levels. I am so thankful for the work because the money is helpful right now but it makes me feel more rushed.
As we pulled in the driveway this afternoon my head pounding from the ever so challenging first graders today the to-do list scrolled through my mind; get inside, pray for Bubble Gumpies to be on and run around folding laundry, sewing a few coffee cozies, washing dishes (in the bathroom sink) and heating up leftovers for dinner. Well we got out of the car and the weather was so nice I couldn't resist their pleads- please let us play outside, please. Ok, over an hour later when Jeff arrived home we still hadn't been in the house, we cross country skied with the neighbors, pulled monkey in the sled, shoveled the sidewalk and hiked our trails.
I probably won't have everything sewn for the Valentine Craftacular this weekend, I won't have my closet organized, I may not get any Valentine cards made in time and may not be completely ready for our upcoming Valentine's festivities but that is ok. I will keep dreaming for those extra minutes planning all the things I could accomplish and until then make the most of my 24 hours. As I see it cutting back on sleep is good training, just getting me ready for the newest addition in a few short months.