Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Uninspired

I'm days behind in writing a new year's post, but the truth of the matter is I'm suffering from a serious lack of motivation. In so many ways. Not a good time to be uninspired, this time of new beginnings and new goals. If you're looking for encouragement, stop reading now.

Perhaps it's serious after-Christmas meltdown. Ya think? The decorations are taken down and tucked away. All sorted and organized, in a new storage area that we've set aside just for Christmas. To do so, we pulled all the luggage, assorted curtain rods, old baby gates and empty boxes out of a basement closet. Now, it's filled in a most orderly fashion with Christmas boxes neatly labeled and stacked.

And then, I just stopped. My days have been consumed with chipping away at the mountain of laundry that mysteriously accumulated over the the two days I took a break at Christmas. I sit down at my desk to catch up on a bit of work, and before I know it, hours have passed, and I emerge feeling good about the work I've accomplished, but the laundry pile has grown even higher, the dog has shed another pound of fur on the carpet and I haven't a plan for dinner.

Did I mention the kids haven't gone back to school yet? Whose brilliant idea was it to send them back midweek? They've been sleeping in until 11:00, then get up and take over the t.v. for a while. Then, the younger two will go over to the rec center to play basketball, so I think, great I have a couple hours to get something done. But before I know it, they're back. They find their own entertainment, so I can't even blame them for being a distraction. But I know they're there. And I have to work and they don't. Tomorrow, they're back in school. So technically, we're still in vacation mode.

So, I'm declaring January 6th as officially New Year's Day.

Happy New Year:)

11 comments:

Becky said...

Hey I know ... teach the kids to do the laundry!!

Things should get back to "normal" soon. Whatever that means :)

Robin said...

Sounds a bit like post-Christmas let down. I've been experiencing it too. I'm back to work this week and I have NO motivation at all. I would much rather be on vacation!
Someday I'm going to organize my Christmas stuff better. When I take it out I always say I'm going to organize it when I pack it up. And then when I pack it up I always say I will organize it next year!

Susanne said...

I'm seriously into the unmotivation too, but having to open the doors to the kids for dayhome yesterday sorta forced me to have to do.

Sharon said...

Blessings on your first week of the New Year!!

RIZZI said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I FEEL THE SAME WAY. THANK GOD THERE ARE OTHERS THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY TOO. IT'S CALLED THE CHRISTMAS BLUES, THEY SHOULD MAKE A SONG FOR IT.
THE WEATHER IS SO COLD HERE IN NJ, MY BONES JUST ACHE, THAT DOESN'T HELP EITHER, BUT I KNOW WHAT WILL HELP, A NICE HOT CUP OF TEA. (A SHOW AND DINNER WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL TOO) BUT, LET'S NOT GET GREEDY...TAKE CARE KAREN, FEEL BETTER, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. LOVE, AUNT RIZZI

Inglesidemom said...

We homeschool - and yet....I can totally relate to how you are feeling about school and the kids being "there". It is amazing what vacation time will do to a house, motivation, and routine - regardless of where the kids are educated.

You are in good company with many other moms today. Happy new year -tomorrow!

Linda said...

January 6 works for me. I'm of the opinion that we can start fresh whenever we need to. It's a little thing called grace.
Hugs...!

Country Dreaming said...

Yes, It sounds like you have a little post Christmas let down.
You'll get going soon maybe tomorrow.
Happy New Year!

Melinda

Anita said...

Hi Karen, Tnanks for your visit to my blog today. It's always nice to meet someone new, especially when there are a few things we have in common. :)

I've only just begun to put the Christmas things away. I wish I had your homemaking "passion." :) (Enjoyed reading your comment on the subject on my post.)

I'll be back for more visits!
Blessings.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Well, I'm a few days late to the party, but I feel much the same... am still trying to catch up and get back into a good rhythm and routine. Like you, I've been trying to figure out how much laundry, cleaning and chores could have piled up when I only took a couple of days off (at each Christmas and New Years). Baffles me :)

I hope that since this is later, that things are looking much better and much brighter for you. Have a wonderful day and a fantabulous weekend!

diana said...

i've been suffering from a lack of motivation, too. and since i haven't been posting, i've slacked off on reading and commenting. sorry i haven't visited for a while.