October 29, 2007

Being Flexible

Today has not gone as planned at all. Last night I felt awful- my whole body felt achy to the bones and I was congested and blah! So I finally got to sleep about 1am...when I got up at 6:45 I just felt weird. My hands wouldn't do what I wanted them to and were all tingly feeling...My wonderful husband prayed over me and that combined with my supplements and some advil made me feel so much better.

Remember that junky hallway and the scary room in my house? They're clean. I don't know how it happened, but the hallway is empty and the storage room is more organized. Not great, but much better than before. I also worked on the older two girls' closet and got it in order. I've been rearranging furniture in the 'everything room' trying to figure out where to put a table that was given to me.

Anyways, I still have two baskets of clothes to fold and put away, dishes to wash, sheets to put on my bed and dinner to cook, which was all I had planned to do today, but the hallway is empty! My menu has already changed...I made some bread dough called "Pumpkin Dinner Rolls' except I used a sweet potato and a little leftover canned pumpkin. I am also making chicken soup instead of pot pie. This is why schedules don't work for me. I make a plan, but when it comes down to it, I change it all up. Oh well, at least it's something to work towards and keep me on track...

I'm not sure what else on that list will get done, I am feeling a bit groggy right now, but who knows? I certainly didn't expect to do some deep decluttering!

6 comments:

Mama said...

I am so so so much the same way!!! I plan one thing and end up having to do something else that comes up or like you get stuff done but maybe not what was on my list. What I ended up doing is I typed out what BASIC tasks to focus on in three categories: morning, afternoon, evening. I am still in the process of disciplining myself to do it that way as it makes my household more peaceful. I can't seem to stick to scheduled cleaning. I plan on vacuuming and someone wets their bed and I end up stripping the bed doing bedding laundry. Or I plan on cleaning the bathroom and someone spills syrup all over the floor and I end up mopping that day!!! This happened the other day. I left 2 year old unattended with a table full of our breakfast things and by the time I returned he had taken a full bottle of syrup and emptied it all over the kitchen floor, through the dining room, down the stairs, into my laundry room and finally dribbled it into my washing machine!!! Needless to say that was a lot of extra, unplanned cleaning!!! I had planned on washing the floors the day before but it just didn't work out and I was a little upset that I can't get to stuff. Well I sure was glad I didn't get to it when this happened!!:)

howiesgal said...

I just started making a meal menu for the week. I thought it would look pretty posted on the fridge. Yep it looks pretty alright.. Too bad I never make the meals that are listed and good thing the kids can't read yet and hubby doesn't even seem to notice it's there :o)
But, hey, it looks pretty!
~howiesgal

Anneatheart said...

LOL! That's what happens to me a lot Caroline- looks good, doesn't happen :)

Even though I have everything written out in my binder, it still seems as though I have a ton of stuff floating around in my head and have to make a new plan each day. will life ever have a rhythm?

Sarah said...

I SO know what you are talking about! I do the same thing! I have also been feeling under the weather lately and can't seem to get much of anything accomplished! All I feel like doing is sleeping! Hope you feel better today! =)

Vix said...

Hey Mama!
Im sorry, Ive been so busy, going out WAY too much. Its been good for the cabin fever but bad for the blogging! I've also been on a diaper hunt to revamp the diaper "stash". Prefolds were just not working for me, in the easy to use department. :)

Later..
vicki

jesnicole said...

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, I DO THE SAME THING!!! SOMETIMES JOTTING DOWN "TO DO" THINGS, MENUS, SCHEDULES...TAKES UP MORE TIME THAN IF I WERE ACTUALLY GETTING THINGS DONE!!! I'VE GIVEN UP ON KEEPING MY HUGE, MASSIVE FOLDER...IT TOOK UP TOO MUCH OF MY TIME MAINTAINING IT!! I'M MORE PRODUCTIVE NOW!! :) I'M LISTING YOUR BLOG ON MY BLOG NOW...HOPE THAT'S OKAY! :)