So to help get my mojo back (because the thief is totally not going to hand it over willingly), I decided to identify what was making me feel like I wasn't able to tread water like I normally could and address it or let it go! Didn't have to pay a penny for that realization...gotta thank my Psychology minor for that little insight!
1. My laundry was overwhelming me. So, organizing my laundry has helped...in all seriousness...having one little spot in my life where I spend a TON of my time organized has helped me get a grip...so even on nights like tonight, where I'm folding and sorting til
2. Crazy Doctors/Dentist/Dance/Appointments (seriously, two kids, ob appts, dental for two of us, lots of weekly appointments)...I've ironed out a schedule... Wednesday's are Appointment Days. Sounds silly, but this has helped!
3. Homeschooling- Mondays are nothing but Dance Days, I'm not even going to try and do homeschooling! NOT going to try! I've also started using the workbox system, except it's revised...I'm using Cereal boxes that are covered and filled with the things that Kaelyn needs to get accomplished as well as setting out activites to do with Anna (playdoh, coloring, sensory boxes, cutting, counting, etc). I started it today, and WOW it's already made a HUGE difference!
4. Military/Baby 3- I'm having contractions...and am having to learn to let some parts of my house go...like washing my floors. When I let it go, I have far less contractions.
As for the military, I have no control over the military...none. I have no way of knowing when/if my husband will deploy, or if he'll be home for the baby. It's driving me mad! MAD! But I'm learning to let it go. Still no news on the waiver (fingers crossed, it's about a week late in coming)...but Ryan is about to undertake a new position...that if done well could be a great thing for his career, and if done poorly, well we won't think about that! :) Although, this new job basically means that Ryan will more than likely just barely make it to the birth of the baby if he leaves ASAP after this new job. Oh, and did I mention that this new job requires my husband to be gone between 430 am til 7 pm...pretty much won't be seeing him, and won't be getting any help with the house or the girls. <-see, that's me not being my usual self...I should be focusing on all the GREAT things this job could mean! He's an assistant flight commander, a Captain doing a Majors job, hand picked for the position....see those are GOOD things! It looks good on his review for his promotion boards in a few years.
I must say, that after a day as nice as today (despite a VERY whiney 18 month old, who blatently told me No when I asked her to say sorry to her sister on more than one occasion), and all the excitement about this week's Dr. Suess activities...I'm starting to find my mojo, and the world is starting to look just a tad bit brighter! Maybe it was hormones...
Ever lost your mojo? If so, how do you get it back?