Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All this time...

When I started working part-time I imagined myself with all this time in the afternoons and being able to keep up with everything. WELL...here I am six months into the part-time thing and I feel like I never get anything accomplished. I feel like I am running in circles most of the time. I haven't really figured out how to manage my time efficiently enough to get the things I want to done.

Then there is the depression...I realized the other day that I was very depressed. Where did that come from? Why hadn't I realized before that I wasn't doing well? Why can't I just be normal and keep it together?

So here is what I have decided for today...are you ready?

Today I am going to do one thing...just one thing not a lot of things. I am not going to go crazy. I decided I would leave school when the kids were gone and go grocery shopping. After grocery shopping I went to put the food away and decided that maybe I needed to one more thing...clean out the fridge...then the pantry...

So now I have done three things and I want to do more in a crazed manic cleaning spree...BUT...One thing right...one thing for today...

4 comments:

Kat said...

great post! I know what it feels like to be so overwhelmed with a billion things to get done and a never-ending list in your head... But when I start to feel like I'm drowning, I remember something my mom used to say to me: when the kids are grown up and gone, they are not going to remember how clean the house was, or if you got your list done for that week. They're going to remember moments that you spent with them. Focus on that, and the rest is gravy. Have a good one!

Cullum Family said...

thank you so much that really helps! i do appreciate the wonderful comment! and i have to remember that

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm a list maker and find that really helps me stay focused! Here's an idea for you:

Write down ALL the things around the house that need doing.

Break up the list into days of the week.

Make a schedule so you can do a little every day to keep things running smoothly!

Schedule in Mommy Fun Time to keep yourself sane!

Good luck!!!!

AMother's Place said...

You are a great writer... stumbled across your blog and chuckled at your description of your day. Reminds me of myself :) Hang in there... being a mom is the best and hardest job ever! :)