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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lets keep it real!

I was starting to write a post asking “How in the world do you get every thing done?”   Lately every blog I read sounds as if they have 80 hours in a day.  Gardening, cooking, cleaning school, kids activities, cooking, animals, laundry, cooking, mending, outdoor work, cooking, dishes…and laundry again because you have to fold and put those suckers away. No disrespect intended, but those of us that garden or live simply know the work can be never ending.  Rewarding, fulfilling and gratifying and satisfying….  but never ending.  Toss in a few (or many) children and a household to run…. something has to give! 

I can’t keep up! 

I was supposed to pick blueberries this morning but it was so nice and cool (low 80’s) I stayed home and worked in the garden.  Started the laundry which is still piled up from 2 weeks ago.  I could write a book in all the dust that is protecting the furniture, My ironing board is still up from a month ago and the pile on it just gets higher and higher.  I missed strawberry season so no jam there, blueberries are in full swing, the garden will be producing heavily next week, I work from home and have orders out the ears…a living room full of yarn, an addition we are building ….and we will be out of town for 3 days next week.  I have yet to prepare the jars for canning & my fridge has a few science projects if any one needs one. 

  I’m not complaining, we have been very blessed but it always seems as if something is left un-done! Last year I beautiful flower beds this year?Garden & storm 016Weed Beds!   

I started through my blog roll this morning (yes, I could have been out in the garden instead but, without a few cups of coffee I can hardly walk) and read this post from '>Lanna and another from Not Dabbling in Normal  & I have to tell ya, its nice knowing everyone struggles with it.  Makes me normal.


How do you prioritize & keep balance?

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  1. Katie,
    You are normal, we all are. We all struggle, it makes us human.

  2. Prioritise.....erm..do it when I feel like it! :D If I feel unbalanced, I lie down! Hahah!

  3. Hubby and I have a favorite saying which we utter at the end of some (all too frequent) days: "Well, so much for another quiet day on the homestead." Obviously, this is said tongue-in-cheek when we've been going full bore since before 6 a.m. and end the day feeling like we haven't accomplished anything at all.

    Yesterday our computer guy left around 5 after bringing back my computer (and going over things with us for close to 2 hours) which had been AWOL for two whole weeks. Then I had to throw something together for dinner and make a 7 o'clock meeting.

    The crazy thing is it's just me and hubby home now and we're both "retired." Shouldn't we be LESS busy now rather than more than we've ever been??

  4. Hi Katie
    When im feeling overwhelmed by it all I rely on a saying of my dads 'how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time!' and i just pick one thing to to do - and its usually the garden! We get so little good weather in the UK that when the sun shines - the laundry can wait...

  5. oh Katie, I am so right there with you. I don't get much accomplished either, and we are lucky when dinner is made and underwear is clean (you have to get it out of the dryer)xo Angie

  6. Dinner before 8pm is a novelty ... even if my stomache is screaming. I hear ya!

  7. Just got my check for $500.

    Many times people don't believe me when I tell them about how much you can make by taking paid surveys online...

    So I took a video of myself actually getting paid $500 for doing paid surveys to set the record straight.


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