07 July 2009

Busy-ness

I am stressed, and I am tired...As I approach the two months left mark, I am starting to feel a tad overwhelmed. I know I can and will get everything done, but wow, sometimes I feel like I don't know where to start.

I commented to Andy yesterday that every year I feel like the 4th of July is the halfway mark for summer (it's not-the boys don't start until September 1). My brain, though, starts going into back to school mode, and I begin to make lists of the things that I need to get done-uniforms, school supplies, soccer stuff.

This year, though, I feel this extra sense of get it done-NOW. I think part of it is the fact that Andy is forecasting bed rest and an early induction. I am so swollen by the end of the day, but I know it is from the summer heat. I just feel like there is so much to do and not enough time or energy to do it!

Does anyone have any suggestions for time management? My hours have been cut to about nil at work. Not good, but it will pick up in the fall. So right now, I need to focus on getting my to-do list shorter. I also have about 3 books I am trying to read and a baby gift for a friend who is due in August besides the back to school/getting ready for baby stuff. I just sit down to do some of it and, well, I start to doze off...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! See I did it again! ;)

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh, gosh, Therese, I'm feeling the same thing! it's weird, because summer usually flies by after the 4th, but I think these next 7 weeks will slowly tick by, long night after long night!! :)

I have so much to do too, and finally wrote my list, room by room and have been attacking things in that way. Each day planning on only getting only one thing done on that list. So, far, I've gotten quite a few things checked off. There is no time limit, just to get it done in the next 7 weeks. (and try to keep what's already done, the same way!!) School: Not even ordered my stuff yet, and I homeschool, so I must start before baby comes, at least a 2 week period somehow...then take off 1/2 of September....I'm trying not to panic!!

I'm right there with you....wish we lived closer, wouldn't that be fun?

Dawn Farias said...

That's funny, you dozed off again.

I have no advice. Isn't that terrible?!?

Frizzy said...

I'm not sure what to tell you as I struggle with the same problem. Time management and lack of energy and I'm not even pregnant! Baby steps is my best suggestion. Oh, have you heard of http://www.flylady.net/
That is an organization blog. She gives a corner of your house to work on each day. The key is only doing it for 15 minutes so you don't burn out. Amazing how much can be done in 15 minutes a day if you put your mind to it.