Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My to-do list is not getting done.

I just knew that when the kids started back to school things would start getting done around here.  And by "things would start getting done", I guess I really mean "I will start getting things done".

But alas, we are on day ten of Mommy Being Free to Get Things Done and all I have managed to do is write and rewrite my to-do list.  And in the midst of all of this writing and rewriting, the only things I have managed to cross off of the list are things like "laundry", "grocery shopping", "cook dinner" - all things that I do every day anyway and that weren't even really on my list in the first place.  I just went back and added them to the list so that I could cross them off.  Pathetic, isn't it?

I just can't seem to get motivated for the tough things on my list like "clean out refrigerator", "dust baseboards", "clean out closets", "dust blinds".  Who wants to tackle a to-do list that is full of nothing but cleaning?  It almost makes me want to get a full time job so I can afford a maid.  And I'm not joking.

Well, it's almost time for the kids to get home from school.  I guess I can scribble "write boring blog post" on my to-do list and cross it off. feels so good to cross something off my list.


Pam said...

Come on, Beth! You can do it! Drink an extra cup of coffee, put on your favorite music/talkshow/podcast, and challenge yourself to see how many things you can get done in 1 hour! Set the timer...plan a reward for the end! Do a blog post promising what you will get done, and we will all hold you accountable!

Denise said...

Thanks for the smile.

jennwa said...

You need to put this on your list:

Lunch (wings of course) with Jennifer.

The baseboards and refrigerator will still be there for another day.

Or I could just send my kids over and they would clean out your refrigerator for you.

Grandma T said...

You do so make me laugh!!!!

Wendy said...

You're so funny! If it makes you feel any better, my "to do list" from this summer hasn't been started yet either! Somehow school, soccer, MOPS & a consignment sale keep getting in my way! Well, there's always October and don't forget the cool rainy days of fall where you won't want to leave the house and will have to do something then!

Mom Jonz said...

I do understand about the to do list. I don't even write one down because I know nothing will get done on it, so I keep it in my head and figure the important things will be remembered. lol I must say I'm new to the stay at home mom job and with 2 at home and one off to school the day flies. I did get more done when I worked out of the home than being at home. But love being at home. I tell my husband, it's like the honey do list that never gets done. lol