May 11, 2010

Just in time.

by Marielle Carlisle

This day's not over yet! I can still get my post in!

I'm, what you would say, swamped.

I feel so s t r e c h e d and
in different directions.

What I've learned in the last couple weeks:

Moving from one house to another can hinge on fixing a broken washing machine valve in the laundry room.

Roof problems, even minor ones, are expensive to take care of.

A 55 gallon water barrel can be emptied in about 20 minutes.

Don't tell the YW during first aid night to try and catch the wild animal that bit them in hopes of determining if the said animal had rabies.

Shopping for major kitchen appliances and carpet is probably not the best activity for two young children.

Watching and listening to your child struggle to breathe is hard.

Friends are great. Especially friends who will watch your kids so you can try and negotiate your internet bill.

A computer virus can ruin Mother's Day. Along with stepping in cat throw-up, tripping on the way to church, doing all your supervisor's work because none of them were at church, and eating gross waffles that you happened to make yourself.

We move in ten days. The next time I write for the blog, I'll be a in a new house.

Hopefully I'll be on the ball.


  1. Good luck with the move. Keep smiling because life is going to keep coming at you anyway, and you might as well greet it with cheer. Besides others will take note and wonder what you know that they don't1 ;o)

  2. Hey Marielle you're describing my life right now. We are slowly moving into our newly built house and by the second little things crop the hose for the ice maker on the brand new fridge; wrong wall plug for the dryer; wrong wiring for satelite tv; wrong sized doggie door; etc, etc, etc.

  3. Good luck with your new adventures Marielle. I appreciate your unique sense of humor and outlook. You are such a great mom! Great lessons learned! hugs~


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