Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Frustrated with pictures



I don't know what the problem has been....but I haven't been able to get the pictures loaded for my last post. This will be the last time I try....hopefully it will work.

I hope to update more on my trip soon. Life has been crazy. I feel like I'm falling behind in everything, and to top that off we have decided to go away for the weekend. Gabe's going to grandma's and I am still not sure where we're going. I think to Idaho to go play on the ATV with friends.

Going away always stresses me out - especially since we have had Gabe. It's amazing how much more planning goes into getting a baby ready for the weekend....booster chair, foods he'll eat, enough clothes, pack n' play, the right toys to keep him entertained, diapers, etc. I am just a stress case. Lately every little thing stresses me out. I look at what I have on my plate compared to other friends, and I'm blown away at how simple my life really should be. I only have one little boy, any work I do is at home and fairly flexible....but for some reason I am constantly feeling like I'm running around with my head cut off like a chicken. I don't know how people do it all when they have more kids, or work out of the home. I admire them - really I do. But I know that right now I'm at my limit of what I can handle.

Last night when we were going to bed I complained to Cory that there were not enough hours in the day. He said, "There are plenty of hours in the day". I replied with, "Ok - there might be enough hours in the day, but there are too darn many things to do in those hours."

So I'm asking for some advice - how do you all deal with everything, and stay calm and collected? I know I've probably posted a million other posts on my blog like this - feeling overwhelmed and like I can't do everything. Sorry...

Anyway, stay tuned on the blog for pictures of Gabe creating his first art masterpiece. It was enough to make a mother VERY proud :) But that will have to come later - I MUST get some projects done while Gabe's napping.

(**Edited to add: YAY! The pictures worked! There are pictures of the children in the school, the townships we drove past, the medicine man, the driver of our tour, my friend Jessica with an adoreable little boy who just fell in love with her, shopping in the streets, and the sweetest little boy that was in the room where the women were selling their crafts. He was precious! Click on the picture to see them larger)

2 comments:

Chase and Kori said...

Joanna~
In my many years of experience, I have learned that life never settles down. Sure things change and the things you have to juggle will vary, life is always busy and there’s never enough time for all of it. I think the most important thing is to prioritize what is the most important. Different days bring different things. With how much Chase has been working lately, when he is home, he is the most important thing. So I let the dishes, the laundry, and even homework sit while I take timeout for us (Even if it is at the expense of my sanity!!)


I also think prayer and scripture study in the morning sets the tone for how the rest of the day will be. I often ask the Lord to help me manage my time and give me energy to get everything done that I need to. These little things have made a big difference for me!

I wish you luck and that you can relax and enjoy your mini vacation!

Love,
Kori

The Rhiens said...

Love the pictures! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us!