God, I suck at making lists and sticking to them. I’ve been examining myself this past week and have learned that because of my perfectionist tendencies, if I can’t do something right, it just doesn’t get done. Roadblocks are frequently encountered in my house, which is a total non-surprise as I am the mother to four boys. I am not-so-secretly envious of mothers who can still throw fabulous parties and decorate their house to the nines for all seasons (BETH!!). My problem?
I can’t ask for help. I am very much aware of this problem, and it is a problem. But I think that if I did ask for help, it would need to be from a complete stranger who will probably never see my house again after they clean my windows that have needed to be cleaned for two years now. You know what, though?
I did a half-assed job of it, and I never did get the bookshelves. The cobwebs up in the corners of my living room are mostly gone. That should count for something, right?
So, I could sit here and write up a bunch of excuses for why I didn’t get to most of last week’s list, but it’d be futile. What I did accomplish included keeping my children alive and clean. Relatively clean. I did roast some chickpeas, too. I used the recipe here instead of the one I found in my cookbook.
- Go to the post office! (I have bookmooch books to mail & a hat for a friend’s baby)
- Take a bubble bath
- Go to yoga on Friday
- Finish the baby blanket I’m making for my sister-in-law
- Try not to get overwhelmed when things don’t turn out perfectly
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