Sunday, July 19, 2009

When Your Head Is Spinning

Time to take a very deep breath....

We took coffee and bagels to Michael and Bernadette's new house this morning. Do you remember your first house? I sure do, because I still live in mine! They are so excited. They closed and moved in Friday and they already have everything unpacked and were hanging things on the walls when we were there. They removed a bar from the family room, tore out some built in stuff they didn't like and have a mental list a mile long of things they want to do.

I am going to go there next weekend to dig out a bunch of perennials that they do not want. Irv is going there tomorrow to cut down a bunch of awful looking bushes and an evergreen that was very poorly placed. Irv will be spending a bit of time there helping them to replace all of the interior doors! Irv loves helping the kids with stuff, so it should be a lot of fun!

The neighbor's dog already jumped their backyard fence to come and welcome them and Teagan! Michael looked out their back window the other day to see the neighbor chasing his dog around their back yard!

In addition to helping them with all of their new home owner fun things, I want to do some painting in my house this fall. I plan to redo my bedroom, the bathroom and the living room. Mostly just painting, except the bathroom needs a new sink and floor. I have no idea what colors I want, so today when we were at Menards, I came home with every little booklet they had with color ideas in it! I have a stack about two inches high, no kidding. I think I am going to buy fabric and make a shower curtain. Irv was also saying that we need to start thinking about siding our very old garage that is aging very ungracefully.

On top of all of that, I have two indoor craft shows coming up. One is in September and one is in October. One is an 8 x 10 space, one is a 10 x 10 space. Irv and I are trying to figure out what kind of booth we want that will be easy to transport, set up and take down...but can be used for both size booths and also be utilized for outdoor shows next spring. We would like to use slatwall, but we aren't sure how easy that will be to do. Irv is very handy, so I'm sure he'll figure it out. Plus I need to make more aprons and I am going to start making those tote bags, and reusable lunch and snack bags.

I plan to start walking Wrigley a mile each morning before work and then get back to my yoga and pilates after work.

Can you tell me how on earth I am going to manage all of this?

This is one of those times when most people would get really rattled and crumble. Not me...I see times like this as a challenge and I love challenges. It is going to be very interesting to figure out a way to fit it all in, but somehow, some way I will.

Tonight when I sit in bed with the news on, I will have my little clipboard in hand and I will be jotting down notes and ideas and schedules and I will be prioritizing for sure. I will have color charts all over my bed and sketches of my indoor booth.

What do you do when there are a dozen things you want to do and not enough time to do it all?

I yell, "Chee Hoo" and dig in!!


Lanyardlady said...

First I panic, then I prioritize, then I eat Haagen-Daz.

Kathy said...

Hey, I like your plan better than mine! I might have to try that.

whyte said...

Laughing at your comments about how you DO manage to get it all done. I swear the more I pack into a week the more I seem to accomplish....necessity is the Mother of invention, and we just do it!

Beth Anderson said...

Sometimes it seems the more we have the more we can get done. It works for me!
I find since I have been out of work the last 5 months I'm not getting anything done. Gosh I need to get back to work and get things done again!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I learned along time ago to just do it...It will all get done and in the time I want...We are Women..we are use to doing many things at the same time..We are just made that way..I always start and one end and work my way out...

Sherry said...

We're still in our "first house" too. We've even saved the to do list from 1989.
Don't throw the perennials away, plant them in your yard. I am a true beleiver that long ago plants are really good karma.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Geez I can't type. The plan is for me to dig out all of the plants she doesn't want and plant them at my house. I can't throw away living things. Not sure what some of them are since they are done blooming, so next spring will be a big surprise!

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