|Annabelle inspecting the plastic birthday cake…|
I’ve always been a bit of a multi-tasker. Working in a Corporate environment for so many years that increasingly demands (er, uh, requests) more to be done in less time has fanned that tendency in me. And while I have always viewed this as an asset, I’m also realizing that it’s highly annoying at times.
Case in point:
Over the last two days, I’ve –
* Started to clean/organize Annabelle’s room
* Torn apart my bedroom closet to organize it
* Started to organize all my pictures/scrapbook supplies
* Gotten out boxes of Scott and I’s clothes to sort through
* Started to clean out the garage
* Begun to collect Annabelle’s too-small winter clothes for the consignment shop
* Started a project for my former employer client that they want done by *gulp* next week
* Started editing an older book that is completed/unsold
* Started laundry
|Now that she’s confirmed that its not food… she eats it!|
Notice all the “started”‘s?
The only thing that has been COMPLETED in the last two days is the hanging of a coat rack that my father-in-law did for me today so I could organize the front entry way.
And the only reason that is done is that someone else did it for me!
I’d probably get more done if I worked on one thing at a time. Yet…my multitasking nature is also helpful at the same times. Any Momma of multiple children knows that it is a fine art to make dinner while helping one kid with homework and diffusing a fight between two others, all the while watching wheel of fortune and solving all the puzzles before the contestants.
Here is my goal: Tomorrow, I’m going to try and get ONE THING DONE. Okay, fine, maybe two. Actually, three… urgh, no TWO, Krista. But, really, I want to FINISH something completely. *stomp foot* I WILL finish something.
It feels good, though, to have the energy to work on things around the house again. I think that’s why I started so many things, because I have a billion things I’ve been wanting to get done, but not a lot of time/energy with which to accomplish.
I guess, when you think about it, it IS better to get 20% done of ten things than to get 100% done of zero things…
And that, my friends, is justification at its finest!
Discussion: Are YOU a multitasker… or are you a “finish-what-I-started”er? If you are the later… can you come to my house and help???????
Annabelle Update: She’s doing great! On oxygen only at night. Still has a junky cold but is handling it well. Isn’t eating at ALL anymore though, so that is a frustrating step back. We put eating aside last week while I was sick, and I think between the “break” and her being clogged up, eating is not appealing to her. I do sit her down at her highchair 3 times a day though and attempt. And next monday we start feeding therapy, so I’m praying this helps as well!
|Big sister shared her bracelet and clip-on ice-cream earrings!|
Annabelle is a sitting up fool now. She goes from laying down to sitting up in 2 seconds flat, and does it over and over and over. She LOVES having her cast off too. I predict crawling will be in our future in the next month or two!!