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Taking a Breath instead of Sucking Wind

So yesterday I had a lot on mind. Today is no different, because I always have a lot on my mind. But things are good. Sometimes I feel like when you read my blog it's "wah-wah" versus laughing at myself. I really do laugh at my self on a regular basis and I think it's good for me.  I just write about whatever is going on and it gives me the umph I need to keep movin'!

I really do think I'm ADD. I have so much that  I want to do that I can't seem to focus on any one thing. For example, wanting to read a book and crochet at the same time. Dilemma solved now that I'm starting to listen to books on CD. When I get a chance, I'll transfer the books to my ipod so that I have them wherever I  am.   I can do that, right?

In order to keep me more motivated I write lists. Lots and lots of lists. Lists that drive my husband crazy and anyone who has to figure out what I need/want done.  But I find that if I stick to it, I'm good. Yesterday was one of those days.

I designate two days a week for cleaning, two days a week for running errands/getting things done, Fridays are catch-up days or if Hubby is home, fun days with the kids.  Saturdays are fun days/getting things done day/seeing the kids participate in events days/seeing friends, etc and Sunday is truly our day of rest.  After Church we come home, have breakfast and Hubby watches football while I crotchet. The kids play around us and do their own thing. I really, really try not to have an agenda on Sundays.

So yesterday was my cleaning day and I had a lot on my list.  I took a deep breath and I dove in. I did what I could do and things that I couldn't or shouldn't be doing I made another list to be done by someone else. Fortunately, Hubby and the foresight to suggest that I hire my babysitter/Mama's helper to come an extra day this week to give me a hand. She did and she is excellent!!!!!  I wrote out my list of things I couldn't do (dust the ceiling fan, pull sheets off the top shelf of the linen closet, vacuum the steps and the basement, etc.)  She also helped me to get the  kids ready for dance class. Wednesday is our crazy day and I wasn't sure if I could get enough done.  She stayed at the house while Buggy slept so that I could pick up Boogie from school.  While I was gone, she tackled her list and got so much done.  I am truly grateful.  I'm really going to miss her when she leaves for college in January.

I have been doing this particular set up the last few weeks and I'm finding that it really works for me. I don't get too bored. I'm actually knocking more things off my lists and I think I'm finally down to less than 100 hundred things on my to-do list. I'm finding more time to be with my family and more time to be with friends.  There are days that I'm am so happy that I keep plugging away because when things pop up I can do them and not feel guilty that I have other things waiting to get done.

So I'm taking a breath and enjoying it :)  I'm no longer sucking wind, because I think I'm actually catching up.

And because I just have to share! Yesterday while I was getting Buggy up in the morning, she looks at me and says, "Mama, I wah ewe. Mama, I wah ewe." It totally made me day and I love her, too. My kids make my world go round :)