I Don’t Do Chaos Well
When things around me are out of order, I feel out of order and lacking in control. Everything starts to slip. I can’t relax, I don’t feel like I’m capable of accomplishing even minor tasks, and I have way less patience than normal.
We got in from Spring Break on Sunday night. I decided to put off unpacking the van because it was dark outside and I was tired. Monday morning, I had to be at the soup kitchen at 7AM, and when I got finished there and got home, it was POURING rain. As I type this, it’s about 27 hours later and it’s still raining outside, terrible weather, and windy and crazy. As such, other than the suitcases and the tote bag containing the toiletries, my van, which went through 1200 miles with 3 kids, still looks like this.
Understandable and not so bad, right?
Well, we’re also having the top floor of our house re-floored from carpet in the bedrooms and hall and linoleum in the bathroom to ceramic tile all around. Due to problems with delivery and such, the contractor wasn’t able to finish by the time we got home. This is what my living room looked like when we walked in the door — and living in it has only made it worse.
The boys are sleeping in my bed. We got Kaylee’s mattress upstairs into her bedroom — amongst the bed frames and dressers from the boys’ room. I’m sleeping on the couch.
The upstairs is going to look fantastic. By Friday, my house should be back in order. By the time you read this, my van should be cleaned out and in order.
But until then…
I’m feeling a little bit stressed.
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