Thursday, April 9, 2009

Feeling Overwhelmed with Lack of Time

Funny how I type this as I am on the computer…Here is time right now but I am spending it writing this post.  Do you ever feel overwhelmed but then the lack of motivation to get done what you need to?  Do you make a list?  How do you make sure you get it all done?
I used to be a planner, a thinker, a routine person….Well, I am still sorta the routine part.  I do get up every morning and drink my coffee while on the computer.  That’s routine right? 
I am overwhelmed with projects.  The kitchen is just not finished, plain and simple.  There is no better way to put it.  Even though this project isn’t mine anymore, I feel some sort of responsibility behind it.  I have done my part of the painting, now it’s Zack’s turn.  He won’t let me touch the cabinet doors, because they need to be sanded down to the bare wood, and the holes filled in for the new knobs.  He says that since he is the perfectionist, this is the perfect job for him.  Ok.  Fine.  Wonderful.  But, dang it…This project has been going on since January of 2008!  It’s about time to get it finished.  He promised by Christmas.  It come and went.  He promised by Valentine’s Day.  It come and went.  He promised by Easter.  It’s coming and going just the same.  I guess it will always remain at 90% complete.  For my birthday present (in June) I want my kitchen finished!
Ok.  Kelsie’s bedroom.  I was going to paint the same awesome thing that Susie  did to her daughters room.  But, my skills are so not up to hers, and we had no extra paint incase I messed up and no money to buy more.  I had a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby and so I bought vinyl letters instead.  So, what did I do, I cheated and put up vinyl letters, which I am not completely happy with.  I still have not made her other butterflies for her wall and tree.  Oh and that tree.  After drawing the one up from Pottery Barn (from our inspiration room), Zack said since he’s the artist (which his skills are far more superior then mine, he’s a drafter for goodness sakes), he said he would draw my tree and let me paint it.  Well, that’s another kitchen project.  Not done…Actually the pencil hasn’t even touched the wall!  I even have the paint for the thing.  I am thinking of pulling out the level and going for it myself.  I will just find a good eraser. (I am sure there are some around here somewhere)  This is the last part of her room and it’s finished. 
I have got to get Kayla’s room cleaned up.  It’s a mess natural disaster.  I won an interior decorating consultation from Chris at Just Beachy and I am going to do Kayla’s bedroom.  It’s the last room in our home besides the master bath that hasn’t had a makeover.  I am normally pretty good at decorating and what not, but to be quiet honest, Kayla has no idea what she really wants.  She is jumping around from color to color and idea to idea, and we have no basis from which to begin.  I need to get pictures taken of her room, and I am quiet frankly embarrassed by it’s appearance at the moment to take them.  So this is on my list for the next day or so. 
Not to mention Easter dinner at our home Sunday.  I had hoped to get some flowers planted on Saturday so the egg hunt will be pretty.  *smiles*  The house cleaning that I still need to do and the fact that I still haven’t purchased our ham! 
I have a hair appt tonight because I just couldn’t wait any longer.  It’s been nearly 8 weeks.  I have/had the stacked cut that is oh so popular and cute.  But let me add when you are deciding to grow it out, well, your better off shaving your head.  It’s that bad.  My hair, I can’t do anything with it!  So I had to get in to get a trim before Easter.  I plan on having some pretty pictures made that day, including Zack and I. 
I hope that you never feel as overwhelmed as I do at the moment.  Although, being a mom/wife/domesticated lady will do that to you.  *smiles*


Anonymous said...

praying for you today! i hope you can find some time just for you and can enjoy a blessed and stress free Easter!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Goodness! I know how you feel though. It always seems like I have a million things going at once. I make lists, but they dont always seem to help. I've had a tv in my kitchen for 4 months!

Darlene said...

I think it might just be normal many projects and things to do and not enough time and sometime energy to get them done. I say you go for drawing the tree yourself and quit waiting on your hubby to do it. Maybe then he will step right up and get it done if he thinks you are "screwing" it Same with the kitchen!

Kelli said...

I'm right there with you so keeping you in my prayers. Journaling helps, I will say...just getting it all out. I've had my bathroom taped for over a year now to be painted. UGH!

Kelli said...

Oh and I have not forgotten about your package. There is something I had to order so it may not be to you until next week!

Elise said...

Oh, I know the feeling and its not fun. I pray that you can just chip away at what you can do and not stress about the rest. Easier said than done, I know!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!!
By the way, I don't think you need to draw the tree all the way, just start painting!! My mom and I did a tree on my wall when I was a teenager and I believe that she just free-painted it.