Do you ever have one of those moments when you realize you have vastly underestimated something? When your stomach seems to drop out of you, adrenaline begins surging, and you fly into a tizzy in a desperate attempt to compensate for lacking of planning? That was me at 9 am this morning!
Today was our first realtor’s tour, and I thought I had everything well in hand. I did most of the cleaning last night, leaving just my usual morning things, plus the floors to worry about this morning. I figured, not a problem, I could breeze through that stuff. The floors didn’t really need to be cleaned, just a quick go over to get foot prints up off them and make them shine.
Ha ha ha ha …. was the joke ever on me this morning. Liam and I were up around 7:30 this morning. I don’t like mornings, or rather, I don’t like busy mornings. It takes me a bit to reach functioning level. This morning was no exception to that. I was up late last night, Liam is sick with a bit of a cold, our Teen also has a cold, and I’m starting to feel under the weather. So I was really dragging my butt this morning, but I was managing to putter around. Liam must have been feeling tired too, because he was taking his time over everything. It’s a very yucky day up here, it’s snowing! And it really is just one of those days to curl up with a hot drink and get all cozied up with the ones you love, not running around cleaning an already clean house.
Around 9, I got Liam to get dressed so we were ready to head out the door as soon as our realtor called to say she was on her way. I decided to wash my hair before tackling the floors and breakfast clean up. No word of a lie, I was just getting ready to rinse out the shampoo when my phone rang. I was hoping it was Travis, calling before he headed out on his shift, but no …. that was not my luck today … it was our realtor calling to tell me we were number three on the tour, and they would be here in 20 minutes! TWENTY MINUTES, and I still had floors to sweep and mop, breakfast stuff to clean up. I hadn’t even brushed my teeth yet. So I flew into a tizzy, flicking on lights, turning up the heat (she said to do that to make it feel cozy) I was trying to sweep, mop, and dry my hair all that same time. I was sooo not ready for it to happen quite that fast…. my mistake! A BIG mistake. But what can you do? Fifteen minutes later, I got the call saying they were heading our way, I quickly ran around opening drapes, grabbed a clip for my hair(didn’t have time to brush it), got Liam dressed in coat and boots, and out the door we went. There were already realtors in our driveway when we left.
So, Liam and I went for a walk, and not even ten minutes later we watched all the realtors leave! Oh my goodness, so much stress and rushing for TEN minutes of their time. And you know what I discovered when we got home? I forgot to open the blinds in our room. I forgot to take the garbage with us when we left, I opened the drapes on two of the three windows at the front of our house, but on the the third one the drapes weren’t fully open. My wonderful son, went behind me turning off lights, even though they were supposed to be on, and his cereal bowl, glass, and my coffee cup were sitting beside the sink, not in it! Oh, and I had the washing machine going, because that’s what I do, I throw a load in first thing in the morning. And OMG I didn’t even notice until we got home that I didn’t sweep under Liam’s bed. You could see toys and a stray sock under it, from all the way down the hallway.
And now that it’s all done and over with, all I can do is chuckle about it, and make a note to get EVERYTHING done the night before.
In other news, Travis was home for a couple days this week. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t been on here. I didn’t want to lose even a single moment with him. The boys both really enjoyed having him home. I don’t know how much more of this commuting stuff we can take. I was told the house will sell faster with us still in it, but I think we might have to find a compromise to that. Aside from how hard the commute is on Travis, Liam really isn’t handling all the changes well, especially not having his Daddy around, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the house sells fast … I don’t know what else to do. I’m brainstorming right now.
Have you ever had one of those moments that seems to throw everything into a whirlwind? Or one of those “why didn’t I think this through better” moments?
I hope that you all are having a fabulous day!