Doing today what you put off 2 months ago

My desk has been filled with ever increasing piles of “stuff” lately. Bills that have been paid and need filing, cheques to be banked, School newsletters with things that need to be signed and returned, lists that keep being added to with annoying things like “close bank account”. I just haven’t been able to get anything done because frankly I am too tired and just getting Daisy ready for School and out the door is already an effort. I hate feeling like this – unproductive.

These past few days I have actually started to get some stuff done. Cheques banked, accounts closed, trips to the post office to send stuff off, and new packages picked up and then yesterday I managed to get Rob’s Christmas present up on the wall. It only took me two months. I gave him 7 of the photos that Tim took last June framed and now they line the hallway down to the bedrooms. Sure, they are slightly wonky and not all exactly lined up because I did them by sight, and quickly because I am a bull at a gate, but they are done. And up. And magnificent.

Today I think it’s going to be sunny. And maybe even the next days after that too. I’m going to wash like a crazy woman. I’m going to get stuck into the garden before our weekend visitors arrive. I’m going to go back to the bank and open those bank accounts for the girls. I’m going to try and make my hyper toddler who is now off the steroids and not so much Ventolin a little quieter, and calmer because she has been CRAZY these past few days. Better, but most certainly hyper and crazy. I’m even going to walk to School with the kids and maybe even go for a run. Maybe not. It’s not get too carried away…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11089482748571082995 mel @ loved

    That sounds like a plan, I think we’ll walk to school too! I hate seeing all the papers piling up and all the things on the “to do” list keep growing. Then suddenly I’ll have day, get stuff done & wonder why it took me so long! The pile is pretty high right now..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11089482748571082995 mel @ loved

    That sounds like a plan, I think we’ll walk to school too! I hate seeing all the papers piling up and all the things on the “to do” list keep growing. Then suddenly I’ll have day, get stuff done & wonder why it took me so long! The pile is pretty high right now..

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I ALWAYS wonder why it takes me so long to do stuff after it’s been done. When will we learn?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11556843852780239036 Cat

    I hate feeling unproductive too and I do feel that way at the moment. So glad things are looking more settled and sunny. X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Oh god, I’ve been feeling the same way. Getting a load of washing done has been a monumental achievement in these parts. So unproductive. I had grand plans of quiet days while girls were at school/preschool and nothing has eventuated. The double pick-up/drop off has been much more hectic than I thought.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    They look fabulous.
    And so does your day.
    Enjoy.
    :-) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12010119572472733390 Lisa H

    Those pics on the wall look fab. Nice shot of them too! Enjoy your day in the sunshine, let’s hope it lasts through the weekend!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Looks like we might have sunshine until Sunday! BESIDE myself!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05195209947252107326 Eleanor

    Dear Beth,
    I want your house.

    Love,
    Eleanor

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      It’s not bad is it? I have just cleaned all the windows and the place is SPARKLING! I love it so much, just so you know it’s appreciated x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12124831265480163064 Smudgeblurr

    I feel the same – am 21 weeks preggers so have been blaming it on that for too long now – need to get motivated! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215161182830545561 Reannon Hope

    I keep getting all these thoughts of things I want to do or need to do but stupid bloody work keeps getting in my way!!! I need more time to do stuff & more time to sleep….anyone got some time they can lend me?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Haha Beth! Get carried away! Go for that run! I just went for mine and the endorphins will thank you! Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17393917448100042606 tim coulson

    Woo hoo. Up on the walls and everything.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07586610467519318424 Jode

    Good for you…you have me all inspired…i just have to finish my wine first…..
    Ventoline is a bugger with toddlers..feel for you!!!
    We saw sun yesterday…and then it went…enjoy yours…wish you could do a load for me too!!