A little bird built her nest in my hanging flower basket. It makes me happy. I love that there will be little chicks right outside my bedroom door. She's a very organized little bird. Her nest in impressive.
My nest is not impressive. It's driving me crazy. I've been trying really hard but feel like I'm swimming in cement. I've made no progress this week.
This is my reality. I'm not complaining. This is just the way things are at this point in time.
I've done dishes every day this week and there are still dishes in the sink. I've done laundry every day this week and there is still laundry piled up. More than once I forgot a load in the washer over night and had to wash it twice the next day to get the moldy smell out.
I quit picking up toys this week to focus on the dishes and laundry. I figured they were higher on the necessary-for-adequate-sanitation priority list. I finally cleaned up all the toys last night because we were having guests for dinner and by this morning it looked like I'd done nothing.
Despite my well laid menu plans, I still haven't managed to make yogurt this week. I bought a jar at the grocery store last Sunday and it lasted until Thursday. Now we're just out of yogurt. I did manage to make everything else. No one starved this week. However, I didn't make the fruit leather until Tuesday and left it in the oven after I turned the heat off and found it two days later. Good thing it's fruit leather and it didn't make the slightest difference.
Our screen-free week went out the window Thursday. My daughter watched countless hours of TV while I lay in bed curled around a large mixing bowl, praying I wouldn't throw up (and that if I did it would make me feel better). I figure we'll try again when the morning sickness is gone.
Sometimes things don't go according to plan. And that's okay. I'm working hard to let go of feelings of failure.
I haven't failed. This is simply my reality right now. I can't do everything. And that's why I'm trying to enjoy the happy little nesting bird right outside my window. I'm trying to follow her example and take breaks and just sit down when I need to. I know the urge and the energy to nest will hit me soon.
Have a lovely weekend!