Friday, November 14, 2008

Believe it or not...

Fridays are my least favorite day of the week. By Friday there is little to look forward to in the day. We've been to Target, we've had lunch with Mimi, I've worked two days, Naunee has been over, toddler class was two days ago. There's just not anything to do. This week the weather has been wet and gray. That does nothing for my mood either. It also means we haven't been outside much. Morgan also tends to get home late on Fridays and by the time he gets home I'm well beyond my tolerance for being a SAHM.

This week has been particularly annoying for me in the SAHM dept. I'm feeling a little.... not unappreciated, I know what I do is accepted and appreciated, maybe just a little useless. Not in anyone else's mind but my own though. Sometimes I just have difficulty keeping in mind the importance of what I do. I guess sometimes I feel a little bit like nobody special. I don't have an important job (outside of my home). I don't make a lot of money. No one notices if I don't shower or wash my hair for several days. I'm not popular or famous. And I know those things are not what is important. And it's a lot of vanity to even worry about it. But somedays or weeks I just feel a little less interesting than I want to. It also doesn't help that a lot of my accomplishments during the day/week are undone so quickly! Especially my cleaning efforts.

For instance. This is how I like the kitchen to look. It looked like this when I went to work on Monday. And a few other times through out the week. But when I came home after work on Monday it did NOT look like this. I really think Morgan has a subconscious aversion to a kitchen this clean.

Some of you are aware of my little obsession with glittered and sparkly things. One of my favorite decorations for fall are my little glittered pumpkins and gourds. This year I found these apothecary jars at Michael's and thought they would be lovely for the buffet in our dining room. One has some of the glittered pumpkins in it and the other is waiting for some candy.
On the other side of the buffet is this pumpkin and little vintage looking glass turkey dish. I found the little turkey dish at JoAnn's for $2.
Yesterday I finished up the calendars for the craft fair on Sunday and then bought the easels before book club. I brought a sample for the girls to review. Maggie liked that it was bigger than last year's, BJ liked last year's better. And Lisa thought they were great. (Lisa is my new best friend!). Nikki was mumbling something to Maggie to the effect that they should all get one as gifts for Christmas. Especially since they already have the easel!!

I have some fun tags I made for the fair and a few more ideas that I'd like to work on. We'll see how it goes. My creative juices have been fairly cooperative this week and PSE has been cooperating too.

Here are a couple of layouts I finished up earlier this week. I'm mostly happy with how they turned out.


And now I think it's time for me to go because Owen has climbed onto my lap and wants to type too. He likes to see the green light on the caps lock. So while I'm typing all the sudden everything is in all caps. Toddlers are so helpful!

8 comments:

Miranda said...

I think you are lovely. And next time I think you haven't taken a shower I will say something. I've decided that most average everyday poeple are boring. I mean we all do all of our average everyday things. Life gets less exciting when you've done most things..
That's just my two cents and how I justify my mainly boring life :)

Lee said...

You have most of the SAHM burden conquered: you've maintained your sense of humour. It will help you through even the most mundane day! I agree with Miranda, most of us lead a pretty boring existence, and you know, that's okay :)

emily said...

Those glittered gourds are gorgeous! Your home is beautiful and it is a testimate to how much work you put into it! That is big. A wonderful space for a kid to grow up in and carry with him as he gets older. That is a worthy of fame and fortune :) I am not a SAHM but some days I have those same doubts about my direction, my worthiness, my boring life. They aren't fun feelings but I think we are fortunate that we have creative outlets to help think through that stuff and end up with a beautiful result....artwork we can be proud of and boost our self-esteem when we need a little boost...

Lee said...

Just a quick note to direct you over to my blog to collect your award ;) Hope the weekend is going well!

jill said...

Great layouts! Hang in there. I remember those feelings when I was a SAHM and they always passed. Do something for yourself...a little "me" time goes a long way!

Lily said...

Big hugs to you..you are rockin the sahm thing! I know exactly how you are feeling. sometimes it's hard to remember the big picture when you are caught up in the minutia of everyday life

noeliaevangelista said...

Those feelings are not unfamiliar to me. Lately I've been letting go of my cleaning duties and been feeling rather useless. I'm hoping to get some energy back so I can get this house back on track. Your layouts are beautiful, love how you stitched at the bottom of the first one.

Love apothecary jars!

Janet said...

Your kitchen looks great! I wish ours looked so tidy...it never lasts more than an hour or two around here. Hang in there...this phase is temporary!

Love the LO's...great photos (of course!) and color/design.