Overwhelmed…

crazed mom

 

Sorry, I’ve been MIA for a while…  I have been a bit overwhelmed.  I feel like the woman in the picture, just trying to put out the fires, but not staying ahead of things :(

Spring sprung here on the farm and it has been quickly turning into summer.  The yard needs work, the sheep have recently finishing lambing, the garden needs to be prepared for planting….  And then there are all the things I’m still trying to catch up on in the house.   Mainly, at this point, I’m just trying to deep clean EVERYTHING.

I shared with you in my first post an awesome Spring Cleaning Checklist.  It has helped me have direction… I’m just struggling to find the motivation. I am still frequently nauseous throughout the day.  I’ve recently told my husband, “if this is how my body responds to having a girl, I’m glad I didn’t have a girl first because I wouldn’t have had any more kids!”  Although in reality, I probably would have wanted more kids even if I had been this ill with my first (which he reminded me of and I reminded him that his response wasn’t the kind of sympathy I was looking for :) ).

So during this season of my life, I have just been trying to do one task on each level of my house every day.  Nothing is finished, the house is still not where I would like it to be, but at least I feel like I have done something each day.  Today, I sorted through a pile of baby laundry, decluttered the dining room table and cleaned my desk (a job I always dread.  The overflowing pile of papers tends to win the stare down contest).

I also spent a large portion of the day reading to my toddler.  He is in love with the book Goodnight Cowboy.  I don’t know how many times I read that book today but I’m pretty sure I have it memorized now :)  I think this is the most he has every requested I read with him.  My first two kids loved to snuggle for a story, but this fellow has just been to busy exploring the world to sit.  It was nice to take breaks throughout the day to snuggle with him.  :)

I have also been working on a few new recipes these last few weeks and I’m hoping, now I seem to having a working system for tackling the house, that I will get most of them posted this week.  The recipe I am most excited to share is for hamburgers, with an old twist.  I came across a cookbook from the 1920’s and made one of the dinners from the book.  It was a lot of fun and didn’t require too much modification to be gluten-free.  I will be sharing that along with my biscuit  and sausage gravy recipes.

Looking forward to reconnecting :)

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