Sunday, September 09, 2007

I hear my closet calling my name......

I am not a procrastinator by nature. In fact, I'm kind of a "let's get everything done right now" kind of person. In college, I was considered some-what of a geek because I'd always do assignments waaaaay before they were due! Why not? Then I didn't have to cram the night before the big test, right? Anyway, since having two kids I've learned that some things just can't get done as quickly as I'd like them to. For instance:

  • I've been meaning to make this DVD for my sister for a month and a half now. I'm the only person who has her SKG conference on tape, and can I remember to get it onto DVD for her? NOOO!!! (So take heart, sis, I haven't completely forgotten!)

  • My closet is an absolute wreck! I've been meaning to clean it out all summer, but it never happened. At this point, I think I'll just wait and clean out all of my summer clothes soon and put my fall clothes in nice and neat.

  • My freezer also needs some help. I always clean out my fridge before going to the grocery store, but for some reason, the freezer often slips my mind. Honest. I'm not lying. So, my poor husband opened the freezer door the other day and an ice tray tried to decapitate him. Fortunately, he was quicker than the ice-tray, but I think maybe I should clean that freezer out now...

  • Printing my pictures. My (gulp) hundreds of pictures. I have a bad habit of putting them on the computer, and forgetting to print them! We are currently working on sorting through them, deleting the ones we don't want, and getting them sent to WalMart to have printed. This could take a looooong time! I'll be ninety-two and finally getting these pictures back. "Oh look, Joel, here's you and I when we still had teeth!"

But, I can't be completely negative. I have managed to get a few things crossed off my 'list' recently.

Like taking all of my plastic grocery bags to the recycling center. Those of you who saw my milk jug post-----this was ten times worse! I couldn't even see out my passenger side window in the car because of all the bags stacked there! I decided to be smart, though, and have bought myself a dozen re-usable cloth grocery bags. I did have to pat myself on the back for that idea ;)

Or, let's see.....okay, so maybe that's the only major thing I've accomplished lately, but that means maybe this week I can get started on that DVD for my sister before she disowns me. Or cleaning out that freezer before my husband has a major accident.

I guess I've just learned to figure that by the end of the day, if I've loved my husband and children, brought them up in the way of the Lord(my children, that is), and provided a nurturing, loving, safe environment for my family(minus the falling ice trays), then I have accomplished all that I am called to do, and the rest of the things will get done in their own good time. (At least, that's what I keep telling myself. But it's hard to sleep when that messy closet is calling your name...Jaime! Jaime!)

7 comments:

Kristin said...

Don't worry Jaime, I have yet to print my pictures from SKG and STILL haven't cleaned out my folders...and I don't have two toddlers running around :-) Oh yeah, I've been meaning to ask you(please don't hurt me) if could you possibly make two copies of that DVD? .....I'll watch the kids so you and Joel and have a date night...:-)

Anonymous said...

*giggle*

Oh yes, that Digital Photos can be a real mess, when you just add them up und up...
Since I have a new camera this even gave me a serious storage problem on my computer, since each photo is 2MB large and this added up very soon...

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Andrea said...

I love to get things done, but with a busy family I am learning to be things on the altar of the Lord, give it to Him and realize there are more important things to get done. I know I *know* that, now to put it in practice!!

Elise said...

Plug away, slowly but surely. The most important things are your little ones, and your hubby! Enjoy every moment, and enjoy crossing things off that list! :)

Anonymous said...

OH! Jaime if only I lived closer to you, you wouldn't have to worry about closets, freezers and putting everything in order because I would do it all for you. When I come back from my vacation at the end of this month, I will be back up to help you. God has supplied me with blessed energy. Even after all I been through physically, he still keeps on blessing and blessing. I love to keep things in order..is there a name for that? Ha Ha Guess who?

bluemountainmama said...

i am the ultimate procrastinator.....but i tend to think that's b/c i am kind of a low-energy person. i have to do things in moderation or i get worn out.

i like your perspective about the things that really matter. and kudos to you for getting re-usable bags. we also have gone that route as well as starting to use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. much more eco-friendly. :)

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