Before having children I could relax and put my feet up at the end of the day with a sense of accomplishment. Now I do still put my feet up after putting the children to bed but I never feel like anything is done! The to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. The stuff that HAS to be done is always done such as cleaning the kitchen for the next day and doing some laundry and picking up most of the toys. It just feels like time isn't on my side anymore and there's never enough hours in the day!
I have hobbies and interests I never get to do anymore such as scrapbooking, cross stitching or even reading. It takes me a good week or two just to get through a magazine I can't be bothered with newspapers anymore of even watching the news. I have no idea what's going on outside of these four walls most days! And of course here I am blogging which I would like to have more time to do. I was working out but that has taken the back burner lately due to lack of time and I've been focusing more on eating healthy instead. I rarely get a chance to call friends and say hi which makes me sad but I'm sure they understand how much of my day my two favorite little people take up at this point in my life and hopefully I'll be forgiven.
My focus has turned to what activities can I do with the children, meal planning and coupon clipping since it's true when they say children are expensive. I also make sure that I do take a little time to myself each evening even if it's only half an hour or so to relax and maybe have a glass of wine. I go back to work in six weeks and can imagine things will be getting a lot worse time wise so I've been trying to organize my house and everything in general to make things flow smoother around here. An organized house usually means a more organized brain and less time spent looking for "stuff". So until they can add another eight hours or so to my day I'll just keep adding to that to-do "eventually" list!