Archive for January 17th, 2009

An Eeyore-ish Post, in which I grumble about too much to do

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

This is one of those evenings where there is still work I would love to get done, but I’m tired, too tired to do much more than play a couple of solitaire games on the computer and turn in to bed.

After doing this little post, though, I do need to neaten up the kitchen, where son-in-law Darren has just finished up preparing three pans of his special lasagna. Tomorrow Darren and Laura’s daughter Carly is going to be baptized, a momentous and joyous occasion. I’ll make fresh broccoli salad (a favorite family salad) to go with that special main dish. Dessert is served at church, and is provided by our church family. I believe chocolate cake, carrot cake and white cake will be served.


Tomorrow is also daughter Rebecca’s birthday, but we plan to celebrate on Monday. She has requested that I make a chocolate sour cream cake, which sounds great to me. We’re all chocolate fans in this family. Maybe there will be lasagna left to serve on Monday, or maybe we could have a salad bar meal. I know Reb would enjoy that.

Also on Monday I need to take my mom to an appointment with her cardiologist, balance the checking account, pay some bills, get together tax information for our accountant…Can you tell I’m feeling a bit stressed? This is kind of a pressure-cooker time of so much to do, so little energy to do it.

All I can do is keep working, do one thing at a time, hopefully in order of importance, and watch out for grumpiness, which can sneak up when I start worrying about getting things done. On top of that, I have been missing my daily walks, which are great stress relievers.


Since this seems to be turning into a ‘To Do’ list post, I’ll list some other things I want to get done:

  1. I want to purchase new tires for the van, when we can afford it of course.
  2. I want to give both vehicles a thorough scrubbing after all the messy weather we’ve been having.
  3. I want to start reading through The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges again. It’s been quite a while since I read a portion of the book, and I especially would like to read the chapter on being loving, since – believe me – I need all the help I can get.
  4. I want to relax and enjoy Rebecca’s birthday celebration on Monday. What good will it do at all to worry and be uptight?

How do you cope during extra-busy times?