I aspire to be an 'on to it' domestic goddess/business woman, to have an immaculately clean and spotless home, provide tasty, imaginative and nutritious meals for my family while looking glamorous at all times as I whip out the door to volunteer at The Princess's school, help in the warehouse at Babes work, wrap and post Internet shop sales, craft, complete swaps, blog, maintain family and friend relationships and so on and on and on.
The reality is that if I can keep my bathrooms and floors clean, keep up with the washing and provide my family with endless, boring but nutritious casseroles cooked all day in the slow cooker as I dash out the door to do all the above mentioned in my faithful blue jeans and a dash of lipstick on a good day, then I am doing ok.
Why is it that this year I am really struggling with juggling the demands of everyday life? Why can't I be the successful 'on to it' domestic goddess/business woman I want to be?
Well as my best friend Mary Thistle said while she was visiting this weekend gone, its because people like her and I and many, many, many others, are perfectionists and control freaks! How true!!!
This control freak is feeling ever so slightly out of control, a lot like the queen in the picture below, except I am crownless and wearing blue jeans!
The sickness in our home continues, Babes has had a head cold/chest infection for 8 days, Tom our Korean son has had it for 6 days, The Princess now has a sinus infection and me, well just the usual ongoing sinus and chest infections. I truly do feed us well but with two kids at school mingling with other germy kids and a change in temperature, now very cold and wet in Auckland it is all to be expected. Neurofen and Antibiotics are now a regular addition to our diet!
But among all this sickness we are doing things!!! The Princess had her first school disco on Friday night, what a crack up. Babes and I both went, too cute watching the junior school boogying away with their glow sticks!!!
She also has her first school trip. I was a Mummy helper, it was mammoth. 90 five and six year olds who travelled on a bus, a ferry, lots of walking in downtown Auckland City, a train and another bus all within 4 1/2 hours. We managed without loosing anyone!! The Princess is sitting here on the school steps with her friend Amy waiting for the first bus.
I have been doing lots of work at Babes work, quite a bit of volunteering at The Princess's school and a lot of Internet selling so I haven't had much time for treasure hunting. This urn is the only thing I have managed to 'acquire' recently. My Mum thinks its hideous, I love it!!!
I would have loved to have joined all the different parties that have been going on in blog world recently but just too busy. Anyway I have come up with some 'Blue' for Sara at Sadie Olive's , Shades of Inspiration, 'Blue' week. Its funny because I didn't think I did much blue anymore until I bought Victoria mag and remembered I have a whole collection of blue china . . .
in my living room cabinet . . .
which shows how often I dust these days if I am forgetting what is before my very eyes!!!
I am going to try to be a better blogger and post and comment more often than I have in the past few months. I do visit you all but haven't been commenting due to time constraints. However, I have dusted off (see I do dust occasionally!) my red diary to become a step closer to that more organised, highly in control person I am looking for!!!