Screenshots worth 1000 words

So I have a lot going on in my life currently, mom, starting a business, house, work, weightloss, wife, pet mom, friend, daughter and the list continues.

Sometimes I have a hard time keeping track of my life. I have a dry erase calendar that I write things, apts, parent teacher conferences, trips on but that isn’t enough.

One thing that I do to help keep my life in order is take screenshots of things that I have to do, remember, look up, laugh at, share with my husband.

These are some of the ones I plan to keep, some of them are Christmas ideas, murder mystery podcasts to check out, diet ideas to look up or try. The tattoo is a response to my sister, letting her know which one I thought was the best. Where to find renaissance festival coupons, measurements in cm for Wish presents. And of course my Hogwarts house, because that’s just important to know.

These are how I keep my life in order. I go through once or twice a week and clean out the ones I don’t need anymore.

I was recently at a meal prep party and I mentioned that is how kept my life in order; to my surprise another mom chimed in that she does the same thing!!

It’s funny that the comment made me feel so justified in my actions, but in retrospect… it isn’t really.

Moms are so hard on themselves, we hold ourselves to such a ridiculous standard and it’s nice when someone else does something as weird as organizing our life with screenshots.

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The Inbetween

I realize that’s not a real word.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog and I’ve been feeling guilty about it! I really enjoy taking time out to write these and I’ve been working on the same blog for over a week and it just isn’t right yet.

This past month has been so busy for me it’s hard to concentrate on writing right now.

August is the home of our anniversaries (marriage and dating), both of our birthdays (husband and mine) and back to school for the kids. So we’ve been busy!

The business received several orders for artworks, signs and coasters.

I started working out 2-3 times a week with other moms (I am not a social person so that’s new to me). In the same category, I’ve been talking to the moms at the kids bus stop. I am almost considering a girls night out with them… but it may be too soon.

I got put back on meds for anxiety and depression, that is an ongoing adventure that’s getting a blog for sure!

I’ve been working some weekends cleaning houses, which is ironic because my house is usually a MESS!

My sister is talking to me again! I thought she was mad at me… I tend to say really stupid/hurtful things and usually not on purpose so I was really worried I did it again… but she was just busy (so she wasn’t really not speaking to me, but I felt unspoken to) .

Life has been pretty great lately, I’m feeling proud of myself for everything that I’ve got going on and the meds are working so well that I’m not worried about the other shoe dropping!

Distracted

As I stated in the last blog I have A LOT going on right now!Business, baby, kids, homeownership, marriage, rats, cats, household chores, weight to lose, babysitting dogs and kids, dealing with my everyday anxiety and depression…. I think that is it.So needless to say my days are pretty full with things I need to do and that means I don’t have much time for things that I WANT to do.I love reading, writing, watching movies and I can definitely fit the movie watching into my life during laundry folding or downstairs cleaning. But reading and writing, those are more difficult. While I am writing this I have 2 laundry baskets of clean clothes to fold and more in the dryer, I have food shopping to do, dinner to cook and a baby’s mind to mold. He is currently getting fussy in his jumperoo which means I will have to stop soon.I feel pretty guilty taking time to even write this, and this isn’t even what I want to be writing. My husband and I were listening to World War Z on the car ride to drop off the oldest kids to their dad and he mentioned it would be a great mini series… I agree and it gave me this inspiration to write. I have not been inspired to do much these days… my life is a lot of forced inspiration.But someday… which is code for never, if you have ever seen Knight and Day.Well baby cries so my distraction must come to an end.