Monday, May 25, 2009

Cadence's Mother Has Been on a Mission!

I know ... I have not been keeping up ... at least not HERE!
I have been a slave to my lists and committed to completing EVERY single task before rewarding myself each night with such things as a glass of wine, a soak in the tub and a good night's sleep. For the most part, I have been able to keep up.
My weekend To Do list was as follows:

*unpack my suitcase
*Sleep Country - purchase beds and mattresses
*clean out pool and filters
*Home Outfitters/Sears/Bay - purchase bedding
*Allandale Paint Centre - pick up paint
*begin painting the headboard
*pull weeds
*purchase plants and put urns together
*grocery shopping
*attend jewelry party
*clean and stain deck
*laundry - putting stuff away AND doing more loads
*make returns to Gap/Winners
*Koho - purchase pool chemicals and settle 'bill'
*get out golf stuff and dust it off
*check chemicals in the hot tub
*organize outdoor storage shed

As I look at it now, it doesn't seem as overwhelming as it did on Friday night ... maybe that's because those were all things we
had to do AS WELL AS entertain and parent Cadence ... not an easy feat. She insists on helping us do EVERYTHING which slows down our process. I cannot begin to tell you how very grateful I was to our neighbours who kindly invited Cadence to play with their children while we got the deck done ... MANY, MANY thank yous!
I've been feeling anxious that we are way behind on things as compared to other years which has put me into my current overdrive ... in fact tonight there were 3 'items' to complete after my golf lesson ... bedtimes will be late this week! In the end, I've come to realize that we lost two weekends ... one for the wedding and another for our nights away over the long weekend.
Regardless ... I'm am sticking to 'the lists' and will be caught up by the weekend ... yep ... that's the plan alright!


Jill said...

Don't you just hate the "to do" lists???
Sometimes I just like to place it on the countertop and take Lucy Lou to get ice cream!! LOL!
Hugs, Jill

Wendy said...

my list is horrendous! I am a procrastinator too so that mixed with trying to entertain and parent Catherine is just nearly impossible. Therefore, I choose to procrastinate more. LOL