Sunday, May 29, 2011

Feeling Overwhelmed

Summer for teachers is supposed to be fun and relaxing, right? Wrong! 

Yesterday for some reason it hit me that I have about a billion things to do before the end of summer and before these babies come.  I was just sitting on the couch watching some t.v. thinking about all what I need to get done and soon after I found myself crying! I'm not a person that usually cries all that often, so I am going to partially blame the crazy pregnancy hormones. 

Here are a few things from my to do list for the summer:

  • Get the basement finished (it flooded a year ago April and now just needs paint, carpet, doors, and baseboards).
  • Clear out my "office" that will soon be the nursery (BUT, I have nowhere to put the stuff that's in there until the basement is finished!!)
  • Touch up the walls in the nursery.... its already a nice color so we don't want to re-paint
  • Buy EVERYTHING that we need for the nursery... 2 cribs (we did some research and some say that twins sleeping together have a higher risk for SIDS) changing table, bedding, rocking chair/glider, etc.
  • Ask my mom super nice if she will sew some curtains (once we know what theme we want to go with)
  • Figure out what birthing classes/breastfeeding classes Brian and I want to take
  • Register for the classes
  • Take the classes!
  • Clean the house
  • Organize the house and have a garage sale
  • Do some yard work (my lawn looks terrible!) and tend to the vegetable garden
  • Plan two trips back to Minnesota (one for a wedding and one for a baby shower!)
  • Complete the final class for my Master's Degree so I can make more $$ teaching next year
  • Last but not least, HAVE FUN!!! =D
I have to admit that I did feel much better yesterday after I cried, but that still didn't really shorten my list to do.  I guess I am just the type of person that if I get super overwhelmed instead of doing something about it, I just shut down and cannot do anything.

1 comment:

Betsy Desmond said...

Of course I will make the curtains!