I’ve recently been very active in going to my Chicago Moms; a Moms In The City group, but I have to admit that it has taken a toll in getting stuff done at home. Yesterday I did a clean-up marathon all day because my in-laws are flying in from California to visit for 2 weeks. Yes, 2 freakin’ weeks. The funny part is I have always been a planner. I am somewhat of a freak planner. I make my list of things to accomplish, check each one as I go along, and then smile and take pride when I’ve done everything to the T. And I don’t do things halfway. If I do it, then I might as well do it exactly how it should be done.
Well this past week alone I’ve been to 3 events with the Chicago Moms. I was able to let my hair down and just go with the flow. Not only did I show up in the events but I also got even more active in our online message boards and concocted more plans for upcoming weeks to come.
So imagine my despair when I woke up yesterday morning at 7am. No list to follow and I have 17 hours left to get the house and kids in order before my in-laws arrive at midnight. Not to mention that I only had 3 hours of sleep so I was wobbling around like I’m drunk all day. Thank God my husband decided to stay home because I don’t know how I could’ve managed.
I was running around like a skipping one-legged woman kickin’ ass. I was that busy! (Hehe) Armed with several dose of espresso and a husband who took care of my 2 year old, I did 7 loads of laundry, cleaned 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms, basement, kid’s playroom, living room, and still managed to blog a couple fillers (on being punk’d, site stat search,and calgon moment). Whew!
I was so exhausted that this one-legged woman could not skip or kick no mo’. And after yesterday’s marathon – I swore to myself that I would never do that again. I want myself back. Then I turned on my computer and as soon as I checked my email, I realized I just RSVP’d for 3 more events with the Chicago Moms this coming week. Help?!