It doesn’t look like much

But at the end of the day it feels like a lot.

Today actually was a busy day. My mom and dad had friends over from church, and my youngest sisters had friends from school. The dinner menu was sloppy joes made by GrammaMomma with coleslaw and something else that was really yummy, recipe found here. For dessert she served brownies and vanilla icecream.
If you read that post on her site you’ll see how lucky I am to live here–I have a model efficient cook lady around to watch and learn from! She’s great, and I do try to help here and there.

Sometimes, OK, quite often, at the end of the day I slump down feeling exhausted and wonder what it was that I just did that caused me to feel so tired.

Then I close my eyes, open them again and the clock says 2:10. Then it says 4:30, next 6:28 and 7:42, it’s time to start again on whatever it is that will crash me again.

What do I do all day?

I think I spend those 24 hours feeding, calming, burping, changing, reading, playing, coaxing and conversing.

Even though it feels the same sometimes, each moment is different and special. I think of the memories Deeder might be forming of these days and hope that it’s good things that he’s learning and cheerful thoughts he’s having.

I can’t write this post without mentioning the thankfulness I have from my sisters and brother, mom and dad in giving me that set of extra hands that every parent wishes for! There’s always someone around to hold or watch one of my kids while I help the other with something.

Time for bed.

You know, I really should start writing at another time than the evening–my night time reflections always fall out the same way.

3 Responses to “It doesn’t look like much”

  1. Gramma Momma says:

    Hmmm . . . When you mention all the times that you have to get up in the night, I think I know one reason you are so tired: interrupted sleep. Hopefully little Carly will soon resume sleeping through the night so you can get your much-needed rest, too.

    Thanks for your kind words. We all enjoy having you, Darren and the children here. We’ll enjoy holding and helping with the little ones while we may. :)

    I chose the same picture as you for my blog post!

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  2. lauren says:

    That living room space looks sooo incredibly cozy!! I wish I were there now!

    On a unrelated note, I thought you might be interested in this blog (it’s actually one of my neighbors!): http://brooklynsbows.blogspot.com/ (b/c I know you have soo much free time on your hands). Anyway, they’re currently holding a giveaway with tons of different prizes…check it out if you want!

    Aside from that, I hope everyone is doing well!

  3. Melissa says:

    Wow, that living room is gorgeous!

    I feel like I could have written this blog post! :) That is very much how my day goes too.

    Glad you found me, I like your blog, looks like we have a lot in common. And, yes, I am SURE your son is creating memories that are so important for who he is to become. I forgot off all those times of just being with my mom until she passed. Then they all came flooding back. And I am so thankful for those time, and those I am creating with my daughter, and new Son. :)

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