Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday afternoon: Just going with the flow.

Oh Lord, I've started to write three different posts this weekend, and just can't seem to finish anything ! That pretty much sums up my whole weekend. So much going on, so much that needs to be done, but I seem to be lacking in the motivation to finish anything. And you know what ? I'm not sure that I really care.

Heather spent all of Friday and Saturday at a Church Youth Group Convention in Wichita, KS. She got home late Saturday night. I've been to (and through) Wichita a few times, they make a lot of airplanes there. But Heather had a blast; She got to meet lots of new friends, do lots of fun things, and stay the night in a hotel.

While she was gone, Jake had some friends over to spend the night. I've had teenagers in and out of my house all weekend. They always keep things interesting around here.

Roy has been on call this weekend and he stayed fairly busy on Saturday, but today has been quiet.

Generally speaking, it's been a pretty manic weekend for me. Either things have been chaotic, or things have been still and quiet, and it seems to change hour by hour, without any notice. Since I really didn't have any plans or expectations for the weekend, I've just been going with the flow.

Right now, I'm just about worn out from all the ups and downs. In about an hour, I'm going to send all the visitors home, and put both my kids to work on cleaning their rooms. (which are disasters) I have relinquished all power and control this weekend, and it's just about time to take charge again. There was a time in my life when just letting life happen was unthinkable. But now, it's not so bad. I don't have to have be on top of everything, there is always time to clean up the mess later.

On one of my runs to the store, I bought the dogs some chewies and a couple of new toys. So, yup, the mess is all over the carpet. They have torn the fluffy guts out of the new toys, and are playing tug 'o war with the ropes. They're happy. I haven't walked them all weekend - since Halloween, the weather has turned. It's not really cold, I know that in a few weeks, 40 degree temps will seem like a heat wave, but it always takes me a few days for my blood to thicken up a bit. I'll get myself back on routine Monday.

I think that right now, I'll go upstairs, and join my hubby for a short nap before I get dinner started.

Have a good weekend y'all,
Love, Susan

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sparsely kate said...

It is hard, giving up that control and having people in your home messing up rooms and leaving things out and doing whatever ( and by people, I'm talking about those that share our DNA too!) It is hard to just let everyone make a mess without feeling like you have to be on top of it.
Great feeling though when you can relax and just let it all fall - and know you'll sort it out eventually.
Sometime I feel like Hitler, "I must have order!" "I must have control!" but those days are few and far between now, thank goodness.

take care!

Cat said...

I stopped being tidy in the house when my boys became teenagers - Now there are two rooms in the home that must remain liveable - and the boys are in charge of them - so if I need it cleaned that is there job. I found out early on arguing and yelling to keep a clean house just made no sense to me, what was more important was that we were all able to coexist and be happy or relatively so!


Cat