Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Not doing very well on my vow to stop multi-tasking!

Here are the projects that are still ongoing in my household at the moment:
  • Finishing off the dresser transition (clearing off the top of my "new" dresser and finishing the organization of my clothes)
  • Finishing the great cookbook project (indexing all the recipes in the cookbook I made of family recipes and the ones I've clipped out of magazines and newspapers)
  • Moving stuff around in the dining room cabinets and the one that's now in the living room--many of the shelves are still empty
  • Completing the great photo project (I have photo boxes and have begun organizing decades' worth of photos into sections by time...but right now the family room is cluttered with photos, boxes, and photo albums--I started this during the Olympics but have a ways to go to finish)
  • Finishing the cleanup of the study (which got messed up during the holidays)

Not to mention...getting back into the groove of finishing the recleaning and organizing of the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom...

In preparation to move on to the new worst room in the house--the family room! And the kids rooms, etc.

But we have houseguests coming from the UK in April, so we have a new deadline to get the house in some semblance of order. Mike told me the other day that he is beginning to panic. We haven't been home much recently, and that doesn't help either.

Feeling overwhelmed and tired just thinking about all this!


  1. Wow! You've got some huge projects here that were overwhelming to simply read about let alone tackle at one time. Give yourself a break!

    If I were in your shoes I would allow the photo and cookbook project to be put on hold. These are for you. Take them out when you can. If you are following One Year and say don't have a basement or you aren't moving or perhaps not taking a vacation, you will have time later in the year for them.

    Right now you have guests coming so your bedroom and all the public rooms are key ... and of course your guest quarters. We humans are so complex. We all get lost in projects that can wait. Stop for a minute, Marie, and re-focus.

    You have an entire year. Don't overwhelm yourself this spring.

    I hope this helps. I am your cheer leader on the sidelines wishing you all the best!


  2. Thank you for your suggestions, Regina. Especially given the fact that my photo project is all over my guest quarters (the family room)! I agree—one of my weaknesses is that I’m overambitious and start new projects before finishing the ones I’ve already got under way.

    I appreciate your advice and will squirrel away the unfinished projects out of sight so I can focus on what is most important!