In the past, summer was my favorite season. School was out and that was the time of fun. Now that I'm no longer the student, but the parent, it is Fall. Fall is the time of sweaters, candles, soup, pumpkin patches, and a regular schedule. I love that my electric bill goes down (ALOT!). I love that the clothing is better at figure hiding! I also love that activities that cease for the summer start back up again in the Fall. Fall is also the countdown (see right) to Holidays spent with family and friends. I feel like its going to be a good season this year. My Dad is coming to visit in October (yeah Dad!) and we are anxiously awaiting his arrival.
I have so many things I want to get accomplished right now I don't know where to start! I have heard that perfectionistic people can be messy, and this is why: because if they cannot tackle a project to the degree they would like to, then they don't try at all. This is me. I tend to be detail oriented. I would love my house to look like a page in a magazine (not like a museum but well-decorated, cozy, uncluttered, and clean!) I would find that tremendously satisfying, yet I cannot get a grip on what the other five people do in this house! I find that tremendously frustrating! I feel constantly overwhelmed by their lack of attention to detail. For example, I organized our Wii games and controllers in very cute and stylish boxes. Do you think they can manage to get the stuff back in there on their own....nope! They don't care, only I do. I know what you are thinking....If I took the time to train them to do it, they would. I'm telling you we've gone over it time and time again and they don't care. It is as if they are thinking, "Why would we put it away when we could just reach to the floor and pick it up, duh!"
So, therefore, on this Saturday I have an inner angst. I am, yet again, attempting to put everything back in it's place with 4 unwilling tortured captives (the fifth is being tortured at work!) and one dog chewing up what they drop! Maybe after we're done I'll turn down the air conditioner to chilly, put on a sweater, do some baking and keep looking forward to Fall.
Love to you all,
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