Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What? Where'd May go!

Tonight I stopped by a friend's house to pay my entrance into her Summer Scrapbook Challenge contest. Since I rarely have cash on me, I had to bust out the ancient checkbook and write it out by hand and everything. I know, poor me, right?! Nah, but in doing so, I had to mentally check into the date. Today is May 26. May freakin 26. How is time flying by SO fast?

And yes. I know that when I ask questions like that, it does indeed prove that time is going by because that's what old people say, (old, creaky voice) "Where'd the time go?"

I had honestly thought that I'd be totally on the ball and call my visiting teaching ladies tomorrow, because I didn't want to wait til the end of the month. Uh, guess I blew that since there are only 5 more days in the month and 3 of them are a long weekend. I stink at visiting teaching, which is really too bad, because I have THE best partner and ladies to visit teach AND *Sigh* I can't bake, so it's just an all-around bad scenario.

What really perplexes me is how I can get so little physically accomplished in a day where I am completely busy and the day seems so long, yet it all goes so fast. About a month ago I decided we were going to surrender the toy room, seperate my girls into their own rooms, de-junk the garage, and get rid of the crib so all three boys could be in one room. {Yes, I know, my brother-in-law already pointed out the unfairness of the situation, "So, each of the girls get their own room and the boys all 3 have to share one? Sounds fair." While my sister pointed out the obvious, "They're just going to get messier and stinkier, so leave them all in one room."} Part of all that rearranging was moving all the junk/clutter/treasures into the middle of our living room so I could "go through" it and trash/D.I./re-organize it all before finding a new home for it. It was a beautiful plan, and for the most part, I can claim success in the rearranging and the garage. However, my living room has two long church tables set up and stuff piled all over it. And by stuff I mean old mission letters from Tyler, our school memorabilia, fly-tying stuff, scrapbook/craft goodies amongst so many other unfinished-totally-good-intentions gems. Blech. It has started to goad me when I walk into the room. "Hey Sarah! Look at all this stuff you hoard and can't part with, yet can't muster the strength to toss or pack back away. mwuuuaaaahhhhahahaha!" Too, there's nothing like having people walk into my modge-podge front room and feel like I need to explain the inner garage sale look I have oh-so-deftly designed for our home. Maybe if time stood still I could take care of all it. Maybe.

p.s. I did manage to go through 3 years of magazine subscriptions and pull out the things that I wanted to be able to refer back to in upcoming years . . . so, that is one miniscule pile pulled off the tables. And here's the after product of the boys' room. I think my other pictures are all still on my camera(s).

And to close this totally random (and yes, probably uncool post) here's another way I know time is slipping through my fingers. Tyler just got home from an Elder's Quorum party (which, is also what they call, in our ward, getting together to watch the basketball game and ultimate fighting for 2 hours on a Wednesday night) and was telling me that his youngest [and arguably the most hip] brother, Brandon, was ordering him some kind of knock-off fashion jean. But Tyler couldn't remember the name of them. "Jesus jeans?" he tried. I had NOT heard of those. "Wait, maybe they're called 'Lord' brand or something?" Still hadn't heard of it. And it was then I realized neither of us are young, hip, and savvy enough to know what to even offer as the real name. He finally did remember it was TRUE RELIGION jeans, but you'd think, if we weren't so out of touch, we'd have known that right off the bat. And does that ruin someone's cool factor if they wear knock off jeans? Time will tell, I s'pose.


chris jenkins said...

rejoice! you blogged. all that rearranging and organizing is one "mother" of a project - looks like it turned out great.

i am freaking that june is almost here.

lol about the "Jesus" jeans.

Beth said...

Well, while I understand the angst about the stuff in your living room, don't underestimate how much you accomplish. Like hanging my curtains, which I appreciate more than you know. And, that mothering thing...takes a huge amount of time...that accomplishment is less obvious at the end of the day, but important, nonetheless. You rock!

Aubrey said...

LOL!! You got a good laugh out of me! I totally understand the whole reorganizing thing. We are attempting it here at ours as well. It was all displayed on the ping pong table for all to see, so you are not alone. Good luck!

Nan said...

The only reason I know that there are True Religion jeans is because of that Fergie song...which one?...I have no idea:) Everytime I feel cluttery and totally disorganized, I watch that show Hoarders...that usually motivates me to get rid of...EVERYTHING! Good Luck! Love you!!!!

Jessi McCall said...

you have 5 kids and still get all that accomplished!? I say you go out right now and buy you a pair of true religions to reward yourself!! A REAL pair though because you know some 7 year old from another country made the knock offs.

chanel said...

i know...move every year or so.. nothing gets you throwing things away like having to move all your crap around!!! ugh.
but your boys' room looks AMAZING! im confused where your baby went though??? HOW IS HE THAT BIG!!!! little cutie smiling by his bed!
totally fair for the girls to have their own rooms- total sanity for you too.
um I LOVE you and your blog, so i really think more posts more often are required, I know you've just set forth great reasons why typing isn't a high priority but really you're awesome.... so is that MIA sister of yours....i have just given up on her though...sad!!!!

and Jesus Jeans are hilarious!