Summer has kicked my tail.
Registering both boys for new schools, juggling work while the boys are on break, raising a baby pig, trying to work on the house, mowing eight acres, destructo-puppies, planning my sisters upcoming wedding (happening here at the farm…,) publishing an eBook… it has all taken a toll.
And the state of my house is proof.
But I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
It is called the first day of school.
And getting doors back on all the closets (even if they are not painted. Some things you have to let go of for a season.)
And deciding how the living room is going to be arranged once and for all.
I sometimes forget how long it took to be settled in our other homes and I beat myself up for not being further along in this house.
So not only do I have to remind myself not to compare my house to the ones I see on other blogs, I also have to remember not to compare my current home – or self – to my previous homes and self. This is a new season, with a new rhythm. A new season with different challenges and different blessings. Reminding myself of this helps.
In other news, It only took a year, but both of our storage units have been emptied! Hurrah!
This is both a huge relief all my stuff! – and overwhelming – why do we have all this stuff??
My goal is to unpack a box day. I think I can manage this much on top of everything else. Maybe.
So there you have it my friends – a little reality check for this Monday.
Let’s try to not bite off more than we can chew this week, okay?
Nice to see a little “reality” in another person’s home! Enjoy the last bits of time with your boys before they go back to school. They grow up all too soon!
Good advice! I think you have a busy happy life! Love your pictures of real life.
This was a much-needed read this evening, Jerusalem. I started packing today to move from my house of nearly 8 years into an older house that I’ve been renovating for the past 6 months. (Needless to say 2015 has been a crazy year of transition and work, decisions and coordination!) I thought the reno would be done about a month ago so that we’d have plenty of time to be settled in before our long-planned beach vacation and the resumption of school. Well, we’re leaving for the beach a week from Saturday and school starts two days after our return. And I’ll be lucky to get everything moved in by the end of next week! Aiyiyiyi! Your words remind me to not let the tasks ahead completely overwhelm me and instead be grateful for the new opportunities that await us. 🙂
It’ll be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end. This quote has reassured me countless times. Mess can always be cleaned up, even if it’s a slow process of chipping away little by little.