Monday, April 4, 2011


I have mentioned before how reading other women's blogs can be a tad depressing. Why? It's hard not to realize everything I don't do while I see these amazing blogs. "Today I built a house!" Well- not that intense, but you know what I mean. 

When General Conference was over (A world-wide conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints twice a year. The President of the church-The Prophet- and his the 12 Apostles speak on topics they feel are important for us to hear... the text of the conference will be available tomorrow), Ben and I were talking about what we each learned. His first, and smart, response was, "I learned that I need to tell you that I love you more often." Good boy (he actually tells me that a lot already. I didn't think that was something he should have heard!)!! When it was my turn to answer, I remembered Richard G. Scott's remarks about his wife. The way he described her brought tears to my eyes.  I want to be described like that! And I know I am NO WHERE near that description.

With all that being said, I think that subconsciously motivated me to be productive today!! My boys and I have been sick all week and weekend, so our house was needing to be cleaned. The dishes were piling up and the laundry was backed up due to a couple loads of just vomit clothes! hooray.  Anyway, it's only (or already- depending on what world you live in) 2:30 and the kids are both napping.  Because this is the closest thing I have to a journal (I know- another thing to work on), I want to REMEMBER what helped get me motivated... because I know I'll need the reminder tonight, tomorrow, and 10 yrs down the road.

Here is what I've done so far :)

 Dishes (Ben helped). But I still have another sink full to get going.

  LAUNDRY! Ah- laundry.
The two loads on the top are to do laundry, the dark are the folded, and there is a load in the washer and dryer. I also put the two ALREADY folded clothes of the boys away (not pictured).

I'm actually most proud of these. Grant helped. We made these for lunch. I thought he may be more inclined to eat his lunch if he made the bread himself. I'll do another post later about that.

While I still have a lot more to do, I'm feeling good about what has been done. I could stop and focus on the things I have NOT done (like shower, put MY clothes away, clean the bathrooms, vacuum the floor, go through things in the garage for a yard sale this weekend... the list never ends).  
If you're reading this and need motivation to do ANYTHING on your to do list, here it is! I DID IT (or I'm starting to do it)! That means you can too. 
But I'm sure if you're reading this, you are one of the moms I would love to be like :)


The Fallon Schank's said...

Oh wow--you're AMAZING! (The rolls look far tooooo tasty!) I can tell that you haven't been reading my blogs. (They would actually make you feel fantastic about all that you do!) 'Loved your conference recap! (And mail me a roll...please.)

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Mark 'n Mindee West said...

I love conference. It always amazes me that the prophet and apostles can make me want to be better in a loving and motivating way. Truly inspiring!

Mark 'n Mindee West said...

I love conference. It always amazes me that the prophet and apostles can make me want to be better in a loving and motivating way. Truly inspiring!

Anne said...

Rochelle, you are amazing!!! Jason seriously has banned me from reading some blogs because I get off feeling so depressed!!! So, I know how you feel, but I think you are incredible. You just aren't one to flaunt it like some may!! Thank you for being an amazingly talented, humble friend.

Rob and Steph Puterbaugh said...

lol. you're funny! I'm sure you're better than you realize! or More like his wife than you may know! You're doing great! Don't think that the other mom's from other blogs are doing any better than you...most likely they are just like you!!!