It’s Friday and normally I have had a Five on Friday post ready and raring to go for Friday nights (my life is so glamorous, no?). Unfortunately, tonight is not one of those nights.
When I stated this blog, I wanted to share parts of my life – family, home improvement stuff, tips and tricks, fun shopping finds…you get the idea. But I wanted to share all parts – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This all sounds ominous, and it’s not, it’s just been one of those weeks where I sort of feel like I didn’t really do anything right, and nothing went to plan.
Since becoming a mom, and going back to work, I have pretty consistently felt like I am never being “the best” any one thing. And I’ll admit – I really like being the best at stuff. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I’m frequently not the best at everything, but it doesn’t stop me from trying.
There are weeks where I feel like I hit it out of the park, where the kids are happy, I’m feeling super accomplished at work, I’m breezing through household chores like a boss, where Jeff and I actually get some time for each, and where I feel like I have my own “stuff” too (friends, hobbies, etc.).
Spoiler alert: this was not one of those weeks.
I promise, this is not going to be a post where I b*tch and moan about everything that happened this week. 😉 Instead, I’ll give you the highlights.
We went to Letchworth State Park here in New York on Sunday. We always, always go the Sunday before Columbus Day every year, without fail (my mom has been going since she was in college and we’ve carried on the tradition). It was the 37th annual year for my family. The kids had fun, but Brynn was a pain, not being a good listener. Not great, but not the end of the world.
It was more of the same from her the rest of this week, compounded with work craziness, the house being an utter disaster most of the time from my laziness, and ultimately just a feeling that I am slowly losing my mind. You know, the usual. 😉 Oh, and the cherry was Asher falling tonight and getting a bloody noise! Ugh!
But as I was wondering today what I might write about tonight, since I hadn’t yet prepared a blog post, I thought of two things:
- Things could be SO much worse. I know how lucky we are to have the life we do, however small and crazy that life is. There were certainly good moments this week, even if the crazy and bad ones seemed to win out over the good. There are so many things to be thankful for, which ultimately leads me to the second conclusion…
- This is why we have a (stocked) wine fridge.
Here’s to the weekend (and one where we will be kid-free for a night for our anniversary)! And here’s hoping next week will be better! 😉