And that would be me…..
These guys are just watching me and waiting for me to plop dead to the ground. This is more than likely going to be a bit of an incoherent rant, sorry. But when others do it I always feel just a little more human, so if you continue past this sentence, congratulations, know others are suffering and feel human in your own pathetic way. And don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I’ve been trying really hard the last two weeks. I am carrying a notebook around 24/7 with me so I don’t forget anything. It houses a daily to do list. Each day I mark “The Date” (come on that’s the easy part) then “Meal Plan”, with my night’s dinner. Then a list of “Have To’s”, meaning things that I need to do that day. Then a list of “Should Do’s” those things that are lurking and not getting done or need to get done by the end of the week. On the right hand side I’m listing “Coming Up”, or what things are coming up on the schedule ahead that I need to remember (School appointments and DVR’ing House M.D.).
Then at the front of each week I have my Weekly Meal Plan and my Grocery List. On the back of each day I have a listing for “Daily $$” spent (decreasing), “Things I Have Eaten” (too much), and “Exercise” (recently, none). At the very bottom, a list of things I have extolled from the home for the week in the “Plan To Rid The Home of Junk”, otherwise know as” Too Much Clutter Makes Me Miserable And Wastes My Valuable Time“.
So I’m not sure if it’s working. I cannot seem to work past the Have To’s because they look like this:
work, file school papers, sort mail, cook dinner, do dishes, do homework, girls baths, pack lunches, lay out clothes, scoop cat litter, feed all animals, take out compost, sweep floor.
And I’m not getting much past that because it’s only about four-five hours between get home time and the recently mandatory GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND GO TO BED YOU ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED time.
Uggh. It’s been a good exercise in getting my head wrapped around what I have on my plate, I’m moving along with a mission, but I am beat, baby, beat.
I have other lists too. I’m a real lister. Lists of all the things that need to be done on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Budgets. Lists of projects I want to complete for the home. Lists of books to read. Pages of recipes to try. Craft ideas lurking in every corner. Half started projects.
And did I mention I need to lose about 30-35 pounds? If things continue this way those vultures across the road are going to be very happy indeed!