greetings from inside the fog

I do not sleep enough. I am not doing anything particularly well. I am going through the motions and my house is clean and my blog has stuff published on it but I don't remember cleaning the house or typing anything. I have not been a very good friend. I have not been very inspired. I have not returned emails. Or written thank you notes. Or showered every day. I lost my eyelash curler this week and kind of hate my new hair cut. I feel weird and not at all like my normal calm collected self.


I have been a pretty good mom. That's good enough for now. If I can say I am doing one thing okay, that's the thing I would pick.

(Right? How long can I get by telling myself that? Because in all honesty, I would prefer to be a pretty good mom with a cute hair cut and a memory of the last time she shaved her legs.)


  1. Does any mom remember the last time she shaved her legs? My mom swears she's never missed a day--even while we were wee ones. I don't know how it's possible. I think she's just forgotten.
    The fog will pass-I think. At least that's what I keep telling myself. ;) But seriously, you're doing well if your house is clean. Even if you can't remember how it happened. And, being a good mom is quite an accomplishment. At least, that too is what I keep telling myself.

  2. Yup, you're doing great if your house is clean! I can't even keep mine clean most of the time. It's not filthy, but it's not the way it was before kids!

    I hope the fog will pass, too. It's been a long time since I felt "good at something"!

  3. Nope - you picked right. You know you did :)
    I think we go through foggy seasons and clear seasons where we almost can do it all. As long as your family/faith stay your top priority, I think you are doing it exactly right!

  4. You are a great mom. I love reading your blogs...sorry I don't always comment :-)I have an older mommy friend with grown children that always always tells me that you can always clean your house...you can't always play with your children. Someday they will be gone and the dishes will still be here to wash :-) I try and keep that in perspective because I'm particularly bad about letting my house go and just playing with my kid. I'd rather be a good mom than have a clean house ANY DAY. :-)

  5. Hey, if you've been a good mom, that's the best and biggest accomplishment. And you have a clean house TOO - you're actually a super mom! :)

  6. Jessi's right; wisely chosen.

    Hope you had a good day today.

    See you soon.

  7. my youngest is 2 1/2 now and the fog has finally lifted. I remember those "just make it through the day" kind of days. don't worry, it all comes back. It gets easier and if your house is clean, you are doing better than I did

  8. Erin, be engouraged girl!!
    We ALL have our days where we feel we fall short. They are expectations we put on ourselves and other's expectations that we take on. I am sure you are doing the best you can, and that's surely enough!

    Hang out with your kids, laugh, put on some lipstick and heels...
    that should help.


  9. I'm peering through my own fog andn thinking, "What is the secret to having a clean house without knowing how it happened?" I have a messy house without knowing how it happened. That's as close as I can get.

  10. If we can feel like we did a great job as a Mom, then that is all that really should matter. Really.

  11. Hi back at you! Thanks for spending some time with me over at my blog. :)

    I completely understand what you're talking about. I feel like I spend most of my time lately walking around in a foggy disoriented state. The weather seems to play a part in that. As soon as Spring comes, I am hoping the sunshine, fresh air, and exercise will help me to snap out of it and wake up again!

    Being a good mama bird is what's most important though. And a clean house? Well, you've got it together more than me. :)

    Oh, and I really need to shave my legs too.. ha!

  12. are you kidding!? you are farrrr more put together than me and some of my atlanta mom peeps. (don't tell them i said that.) being a good mom is the greatest accomplishment in your day, you know that. and there are many days i go to bed feeling guilty that i may have put my dishes, my house, my garden, my feelings before those of my children. THAT is an awful place to be. i think you're doing great.