Sunday, November 3, 2013
Why it takes forever to get anything done
Thanks to Tabby's crocheting skills and the generosity of several people, we sold enough Lilly-colored ruffle scarves last month to raise $50.00 for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Yay! We are so grateful. I will send that donation in this week. :)
Doesn't LillyBear look lovely in one of the scarves? :) Tabby makes these scarves to order in a wide variety of colors. So if you are ever looking for a fun gift idea, just let us know!
This past Friday afternoon I was determined to conquer a big pile of papers and various stuff that I accumulated faster than the speed of light on a cabinet. (I confess - I am a piler and I hate it!! It's one habit I just can not seem to be rid of.) I was standing there sorting stuff and feeling irritated at myself for letting the piles happen and irritated because it was taking forever to finish. But I realized that's just how it is in this season of life and this is an example why:
Me - file one paper and throw another away
Hunter - "Mama! Can I have some pipe cleaners please?"
Me - get Hunter pipe cleaners. Hole punch and file a paper.
Hunter - "Mama! You got to come see this! PLEASE!"
Me - go see Hunter's project. Throw one paper away.
Door flies open and Tabby's hand shoots out holding an egg out to me. "Mama - please put this in the fridge. I don't want to have to take my boots off to come in."
Me - put egg in carton in fridge. Wash hands. Take 2 papers to another room where they belong.
I pass by Solomon pushing a toy along the hallway. Sniff sniff sniff. "Solomon! I think we better go change your diaper."
Diaper is changed. I wash my hands again.
I pick up a paper.
Ring! Ring! Ring! I go check the telephone caller ID. No name shows up. I don't answer. Back to my papers.
Hunter - "Mama! I need help! Please!"
Me - help Hunter. Go back to paper piles. Throw one away.
Suddenly I get a groove going. Five minutes later I realize that it's awfully quiet. I sneak around the corner to peek at Solomon. Sigh.
Solomon had gotten into Hunter's snack cabinet and spilled cheese crackers and ground some into the floor.
Me - clean up mess and move snacks into high cabinet. Pick up Solomon and realize my time slot for wiping out that pile is up.
Thankfully I tend to be an optimist and hope for better results the next day.
But I guess if my house had no piles, that would mean there were no kids at home.
So I think I'll keep my kids. And the piles that go with them. :)