Sunday, September 21, 2014

Where Do I Start?

Do you ever get overwhelmed by everything you have to do?

The workshop I was chairing last weekend went off without a hitch.  Since then I've been trying to catch up on all the projects I put on the back burner.  Every time I think I'm close to the finish line,  the line moves a little bit and I feel like I'm back where I started.  This weekend was filled with several blog-post worthy activities, but when I sat down to write about them I was reminded of the housework and gardening activities that needed to get done.  And when the list of errands was added in, my To-Do list stretched out forever!

When I have so much to do I get paralyzed and don't know where to start.  So I decided to fill the day with mindless activities   I read the newspaper.  Washed the sheets and remade the bed.  Cleaned the bathrooms.  Made breakfast, lunch, and dinner;  filled the dishwasher, ran it through a cycle, and emptied it.  Simmered a ham bone with vegetable scraps for stock (which will be the foundation for a pot of beans down the line).  Dug up some weeds in the yard.

And spent some time doing nothing.  Just like the cats.


Five years ago today: Remembrancer

12 comments:

  1. I call that a day of puttering....you got a lot done at an enjoyable pace. It's work but almost relaxing, too. Hope all the other stuff falls in place! Take one day at a time...make a list in order of urgency and just do your best!

    Love the kitties...they really know how to live, don't they? ha.

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    1. Yes, puttering is a good word. I wish I had time to do more of it :-)

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  2. I am always overwhelmed with the amount of homework every weekend. It's hard to do most of it during the week since I'm so busy during the day and exhausted at night, so I try to do as much of it as possible on the weekends.

    This upcoming week I have a essay to turn it, a presentation to give, a study guide to finish up and an exam, two quizzes to prepare for, three assignments for my stats class. This is in addition to my daily commute, attending classes, work, and my internship. Whew!

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    1. I suspect you have WAY more on your plate than I do...Whew is right!

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  3. I'm just like you, we try to be too organized, it's just the way we are. But sounds like you might be all caught up now!

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    1. The puttering things may be caught up, but the big projects are still lurking in the background patiently waiting their turn.

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  4. I try and I try and all my cats do is sleep eat and you know what, they meow like crazy if the food bowl is empty and for treats, they go nuts if the water bowls are down a smidge, they seem to do oky doky..So I just take it easy on sundays and do the best I can..One can only do so much in one 24 hour period..Be kind to yourself like is a journey not a destination!

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  5. I meant to say LIFE IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION!

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  6. I have been so crazy with projects and visits from family for the whole summer that I would love to have a day when I can actually putter. I think I should have that in January.

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    1. Yes, you've had quite the busy summer.

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