Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crazy Busy

This time of year is crazy busy.



The garden is producing and those vegetables don't can themselves.  Jam doesn't just spontaneously appear in the cupboards.   The house does not clean itself.    Yarn does not dye itself.  The grass doesn't mow itself.  Shows do not set themselves up.  The laundry doesn't do itself.

We've got jobs to go to, homework to do, co-ops to teach, meals to cook, weeds to pull, samples to make, books to read, letters to write, scarves to weave.

There are not enough hours in the day to get done everything that I need to do in day.

Unless I quit sleeping.  

I don't think that's a very good option.

So, I need Plan B.

I think about Plan B every evening when I go for a walk.   I go through everything on my list and try to single out those things that are dispensable.

Here's what's dispensable:


[cricket noise]


Sigh.  There isn't anything dispensable.   It all needs to be done.  I have good reasons for everything on my list. 

So, I muddle through.


  1. My kingdom for 10 more hours in a day. And I'm not even homeschooling. I just try to do the MOST important things in each part of the day--and those usually involve people. Then at the end of the day I try to go back and count all the good things I got done. It helps me not flagellate myself over the things I didn't get done.

    You're doing great, woman. Amazingly.

  2. Thanks for the pep talk, Janiel. You're right, of course, that the key is to not fall into a pattern of self abuse.

  3. Ah, I was just wondering in one of your later posts how you manage to get it all done...guess you're figuring that out. If it makes you feel better, you are doing more than many people I know!


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