i like things to be nice and tidy and organized
and when my children or my house are not that way,
(a.k.a. nearly all of the time)
i get distracted.
so distracted in fact that it takes me completely out of the moment.

i can’t function if things are out of their places.
i can’t see my son’s great art design or
hear my daughter’s new song or
enjoy my baby’s new skills while on the floor.

it is really too bad.
and it’s not one of those things you would mention in a job interview
when asked what one of your weaknesses are.
it’s not something you could somehow disguise as a strength.
because it’s not. 

and if i’m angry or really tired?
oh man… 
for some reason,
that’s my “ideal” time to clean up the house.
which of course, makes zero sense.
but that’s when i just can’t deal with the messes anymore
and i must do something about them.
right
that
second.


but the ironic thing is, 
i generally get distracted from the things that are
really,
truly
important 
to me
and only 
half clean up
and half do
what i know i should be doing.
and in the end, everybody loses.
and my counter still looks like this:





picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal that we don’t have it all together.

i will post a 
picture me {im}perfectly
blog post every wednesday 
where you will be able to link up to your blog
revealing that:

you are not picture perfect,
your kids are not picture perfect,
your house is not picture perfect,
your crafts are not always picture perfect,

let’s 
encourage, 
inspire and 
remind 
other women 
that none of us have it all together.  

add my button to your blog post
until next wednesday
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged. 


801. the little boy whose rolling body sweeps my floor daily
802. medicine that takes fevers away
803. delicious smelling candles burning on a rainy day
804. freshly cut flowers that stun
805. brown sugar. 
plenty of brown sugar.

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4 Responses to picture me {im}perfectly.

  1. Wendy says:

    Yep, a messy house makes me anxious. And besides a good, hard workout, nothing cures my stress better than a thorough cleaning (now I just need time….).

    And I have to agreee with you on the medicine that takes fevers away (and pink eye, strep throat and ear infections), mmmm candles, and flowers 🙂

  2. Laurie J says:

    what a great idea! if I had an applicable post, I'd link right up! I do giveaway wednesdays usually….thanks for reminding us all that none of us are not super (perfect) women!

  3. Marielle says:

    LoVe this. Thank you for helping me to not feel so terrible about my never ending to do list!!!!!! And to not feel so alone when I feel overwhelmed. This blog is such a blessing! 

  4. momphotographer says:

    It's like I've been reading about myself… exactly the same feelings, the same reactions, the same emotions… amazing…
    warm hugs

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