Originally Posted by limabean
Kitchensqueen and Mrs. Koehn, I'm impressed that you keep up with your toenail polish with as busy as you guys are!! I'm not nearly as busy, and I've had the same polish on for about a month.
I didn't for almost five years, but I've been collecting water based ones this summer and try to change them on the weekend....
Originally Posted by dbsam
I have not been on this thread for a while. (I've been reading your posts but not posting myself.)
I need to change the way I function. For years, I’ve gotten caught up in the day-to-day cleaning, maintenance, cooking, etc. and have a difficult time getting to procrastinated projects (like last year’s tax return ) or self-care like exercise, reading and sleep. I intend to do it when everything else is caught up and perfect…but, of course, it is never caught up or perfect. I have been struggling with this my entire life but really need to make a change now - for my children and my health. This is our first year homeschooling and after one week I see that continuing this way will not work. I can clean forever; I always find something that needs to be cleaned or organized. The past couple of years I’ve had the entire school day to get things done…and still couldn’t.
I am going to make school/learning experiences a priority - and sleep a priority. I have been sleep deprived my entire life and it is affecting me more now that I am older. I am going to try limiting my household work and computer time (which is usually wasted time) to a certain amount daily. If something doesn’t get done…I am going to go to bed anyway and let it go. This will be very difficult for me and tough on my husband who is a clean freak. He works 6-7 long days/week and he will come home and clean if I do not get it done.
So, I am hoping the cleaning/maintenance/household tasks I list on this thread are lessoned and my school time/activity time with the kids, exercise and sleep time, completion of put-off projects are increased.
Since the laptop is always on and in a central part of the house I tend to hop on and off all day. I am going to keep it off and only get on a few times a day. I am hoping it will allow me to be more efficient. This is a work in progress, any advice is appreciated.
Of course, I’ve already started off badly since I got very little sleep last night and had a migraine all weekend so I feel like I am starting out the week way 'behind'. We’ll see how the rest of today goes.
ok...after reading this it sounds like it belongs in another forum. - like mental health! But it was my long way of saying this thread is not only going to keep me accountable for how much I accomplish...but also what I choose to accomplish.
You go, girl. I have a Type A OCD woman inside me. With heath issues, homeschooling hubby's sisters (one with some learning issues) & now tomorrow I will have a 10 month old who is very clingy, I'm having to let things slide. It still bugs me though. And I HATE to ask for help but sometimes I have to.
Right now, noodles are drying out in the colander in the sink, gravy needs put up, diapers need hung outside, dishes need done, I need to clean the fridge and freezer, make my grocery list, make a lighter sling to take to town tomorrow, sew the elastic to her diapers, etc, etc. So I'm on the couch, baby here with me, watching VeggieTales 'Robin Good' and obviously on here. Sigh. But I'm tired and sick. Anything that gets done today is a bonus. I'm still running a low fever and have laryngitis today so I'm not on top of my game at all.
Still, I managed to:
Semi organize my canning jars
Checked my emails
Took a shower
Washed the diapers
Did school with the girls best I could, though I did skip the subjects I have to talk a lot in. I'm just barely groaning this afternoon, this morning was a faint whisper. Lol They thought it was funny though.
Made dinner and hubby's lunch (and breakfast this morning)
Seems like I'm forgetting something, Oh well, I need a nap. Haha, not with this one running around, that's for sure.