Thursday, July 22, 2010

Falling Behind


I'm having one of those weeks. Okay, two of those weeks. A vacation followed by a sick kid and now all I can think about is how far behind I’ve fallen.

Whenever this happens, here’s the order in which things start to pile up:
  1. Restocking the larder (right now we’re living mostly on essentials. Coffee, cat food, ice cream).
  2. Returning phone calls
  3. Laundry (especially the whites because I like to soak them overnight in bleach and two Cascade tablets)
  4. Answering emails
  5. Watering the plants (I’ve already lost a few)
  6. Vacuuming (the cat hair will soon knit itself together into a bath mat)
  7. Bills
  8. Writing deadlines
  9. A trip to the post office
  10. Weeding
What about you? Where do things pile up in your life when you start falling behind?

17 comments:

signlady217 said...

The dusting tends to get put off (then the artist in me just wants to draw pictures!)

Shel said...

Dishes demand first attention, then laundry. Then cat hair removal and vacuuming.

~ Babs ~ The World of book Reviews said...

I have to say the laundry and the dusting. The laundry never seems to end with 3 boys.

tonya kappes said...

Definitely laundry and cleaning and I don't mean surface cleaning. The month of June I had the similar situation as you. One kid in the hospital with kidney stones, one at home with strep throat, a dog in the dog hospital plus two other kids that need to get to soccer and baseball...plus we were leaving on vacay. I just let it all go and celebrated when July came.

Andrea C. said...

That is so funny you posted a pic of an empty fridge! I was telling my husband yesterday that our's look so sad - milk, butter, and hot dogs were the only things on the shelf!
Things that get put aside for me are grocery shopping for sure and doing the laundry (I hate sorting and folding it!)
Hope you get yourself back on track JB! :)

Heather Webber said...

Cleaning definitely gets put aside, as does email and online time.

I hope everyone starts to feel better soon, and that you don't get the virus going through the house.

Dru said...

Definitely laudry and food shopping.

I hope everyone feels better soon.

Sheila Connolly said...

Uh, everywhere/everything? The piles of things to be filed hide the dustbunnies quite well.

Love the cat hair bath mat. My mother used to raise long-haired dogs, and I swear I saw one magazine article about how to knit yourself a dog-hair sweater. No thanks.

Laineshots said...

Laundry, filing papers, filing and editing photos. Groceries aren't much of a problem thanks to a local supermarket chain that delivers. I place orders online - can even access a stored basic order, so with a couple of clicks, I can have groceries in my kitchen. Putting them away, now....

Kate Collins said...

Oh, yeah, I'm having one of those months. Deadline? What deadline?

I'm just wondering how you get the kids to eat the cat food....

Lee Lopez said...

Cleaning house..I need to dust!!

Rural View said...

I hate grocery shopping so we frequently have a fridge that looks like the picture. Second is vacuuming, hate that too.

Like your priorities - ice cream as an essential. :D

Laineshots said...

Kate, I was wondering how the cat food would taste simmered in coffee.

mary in MO said...

Hate shopping! that gets put off the most! I try to only do it once a month, yes, thank God for the garden or we might starve!
Major cleaning, done when we are warned company is coming.
Sad but true...and I will admit it here, but likely deny this elsewhere.

Vickie said...

sigh....dusting is the last thing that gets done in the cleaning cycle. If laundry gets ignored....lord help us. DH and I don't let the larder get empty, so that's generally not a problem. Unless we run out of ketchup...

Maggie Sefton said...

Clutter. Starts with a little pile on the step closest to the stairs going downstairs to my office which is right next to the family room. Then, there's a pile on the step above that. Then, the one above that. All designed to remind me that this is stuff that has to be filed downstairs in my office. Filed? What time?

jbstanley said...

I've finally caught up with a few things on the list and can take a small breath. A woman's work is never done, right? Thanks for making me realize that I'm not overwhelmed on my own! :)