The Things I Should Be Doing

I woke up at about 4:00 this morning. I say “about” because my alarm clock is set a little fast to try to keep me on time, but I can’t remember how fast it is, so I really have no idea EXACTLY what time I awoke. Emma was up, and wanted to be changed and fed. The last two days she’s developed this sweet little habit of smiling at me when I change her diaper. Really smiling. And sometimes she talks to me, too. So I changed her, snuggled her close, fed her and went back to bed to get a little more sleep. Sleep didn’t come. So I got up, came downstairs, put on the coffee for my dear husband who gets up at 5:00am every morning to leave the cave and kill something go to work. Then I decided to make muffins. Not just any muffins. Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins. YUM! Thanks Betty Crocker! I wanted them to be done before hubby left for work, but alas, that didn’t happen. I’m a slow baker. Plus he needed me to fix a button on the shirt he wanted to wear today, which is probably the reason why I was up so early – he needed me to sew for him. So I started out on a roll, I mean a muffin (sorry), but things quickly fizzled out. I should have accomplished much by now. There are a TON of things I should be doing:

  • Washing Zach and Maddie’s sheets
  • Washing diapers
  • Dishes from making muffins
  • Finding the PERFECT curriculum option for us
  • Cleaning the bathrooms
  • Dusting
  • Figuring out what to make for dinner
  • Watering the flowers
  • Planting the rest of the flowers
  • Paying the bills
  • Cleaning up the library study sewing room

But instead, I’m checking blogs and praying for celebrating this new life born this morning to a family I only met briefly once at a homeschool convention. I’m eating muffins with my two middles, who used to be my littles until my littlest was born. And I’m doing this:
And I’m trying to lock into my memory exactly how she feels, how she smells (very nice), and how she sounds because all too quickly they grow up. So if you come to visit me, please forgive me for the condition of my home. I’m enjoying my baby, and watching my middles because before too long they’ll be much bigger and these days will be over.


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