Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Calgon in the middle of Chaos

Calgon? Yeah, right! Calgon hasn't seen the inside of my house, let alone my bathtub, in over a decade. Now, just calm down...that doesn't mean I haven't taken a bath in a decade.....

Beware, this post is about nothing. So, stop reading right now. Did someone say I was too busy? Well, yes...about everyone I run into. But, being the outspoken and determined person I am, I don't listen very well to the well-wishers. "Dana, you've got to slow down." "Dana, you can't do it all." Oh, really? Who says I can't do it all, have it all, want it all???? Who, huh? Who?

(Honey, can you get some Calgon on the way home?)

Let's see if I can put some organization into my busy daily schedule. Here's some things I have been working on getting accomplished.

Lesson plans for the girls
Re-doing the homeschool website
Planning the homeschool group meetings
Making phone calls
Sending emails
Responding to emails
Grading papers
updating my blog
researching cake ideas for a birthday
getting ready for the Moms to come
folding the laundry
putting the laundry away
doing school with the girls
reading blogs
trying not to fall off the lifestyle change wagon

I find myself flitting through the house going from thing to thing to thing. I have to make myself stop, choose one thing, get it done, and move on to the next. FlyLady, where are you? Do you have my Calgon?

Not only that - but I'm stuck in the house! At the moment, we have one car to share between us and since hubby works during the day the girls and I are stuck here with no way to get to the many places we would go - not that Valdosta has that many places we would go, but .... it's the principle, you know?

Ok, ok. I'm about done now. Obviously I'm bored and need something else to do, right? Hmmm, ok. I'm off to search. :)


  1. I can't believe with 5 kids you need to find something else to do :) !!

  2. we went through the one car thing many times. Right now I have a royal clunker to ride around town in, but at least it gets me there! At least in summer you can go outside! Winter with no car stinks!

  3. My DH and I share a car too. Well, he drives and I get along as best I can when he isn't home...

  4. LOL "FlyLady, where are you? Do you have my Calgon?" I was just about to suggest...set a timer and work for 15 minutes at a time. When the timer goes off, you have to switch tasks." And of course, some of those 15 minute chunks include playing with or being with your kids :) I flit from task to task too. But then at the end of the day, I'm frustrated, cause I *know* I was busy all day, so how come nothing got done? But a timer keeps me focused long enough to make a dent, but not so long that my short attention span causes me to derail.

    Good luck!