Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tired Mama

I have been meaning to update my blog for several nights now, but can't seem to find the time to get on the computer to post anything. Well, to be more precise, I don't seem to have enough energy left at the end of the day to do anything much more than stare blankly at the tv in a semi-comatose state induced by a combination of exhaustion and sensory overload. Take Sunday for example...all things considered, they day really couldn't have been any better...I managed to get the kids ready for church in the morning without any fighting and we even arrived five minutes early. My strategy to wake up Rocky early so that he was ready to nap by 9am was successful and I was able to listen to the better part of the speakers during sacrament meeting. I thoroughly enjoyed subbing for Hank's primary class and felt energized after singing time in the nursery class. After church I enjoyed a lovely--and very rare--nap. The sun was shining brightly and I spent some precious one-on-one time walking around the neighborhood with Hank. I made an outstanding dinner and capped off the night with a pleasant family board game. The day really couldn't have been much better....and yet, at the end of the day, I was COMPLETELY drained. Because you know what? Under the best of circumstances, taking care of five very dependent people is a lot of work. At the end of the day, there just isn't much left in the tank, and what is leftover probably isn't suitable material for our family journal. And so, to make a long story short, my much loved blog has been neglected because, well, I'm just tired. Given my present energy level, I could just be setting myself up for failure, but I resolve to try a little harder to capture the everyday moments of our everyday life. Albeit a mundane blur of diaper changes, fight refereeing, taxi shuttling, and never ending house cleaning, my day is filled with fleeting bits of heart-melting joy, gospel-affirming life lessons and simple answers to prayers, and sentimental family happenings that are too precious to forget because I lack the physical energy to log onto my computer. And so, I begin anew the blog project to delve into the ordinary to examine the extraordinary.

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