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Friday, January 14, 2011


I spend so much time feeling like I'm not doing enough. My house has looked like a tornado hit it for so long that I start to feel like it always looks like that.

And then I recognize that I have a brand new baby in the house and it's no surprise that my house looks like crap. It's a good excuse, but it still doesn't make me feel very good.

But just now, I was sitting here in the silence, reading websites, procrastinating going upstairs to sort all the laundry that needs to be done, when I realized something.

My dining room is clean. And come to think of it, the living room looks pretty darn clean, too. And after yesterday's productivity, the kitchen is also clean. There are things on my stairs that I need to put away, but that won't take long. There's a TV and TV stand in my foyer, but I can't do anything about them right now (don't even get me STARTED on the big ass TV in the living room - that's a sore spot at the moment). The mud room is a little messy, but it's a mud room, what do you expect? The beds need to be made, but that won't take long. The upstairs bathroom is mostly clean. So really, the only issues in the house today are Laundry Mountain and getting the guest room ready for company (my mommy will be here in 13 days!!!!).

Not bad for a woman with a 3 week old baby!

And to top it off, the TV is off (again, big ass TV issue). The dogs are asleep on the couch. Pirate Baby is asleep on my lap. Pirate Munchkin is at school, and Surfer Pirate is at work. The house is SILENT! I'd say it's pretty darn peaceful around here!

I don't think I've felt this content in a while. I almost don't know what to do with myself.