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Monday, June 13, 2011


Omigosh, y'all. I am completely swamped and in the weeds and drowning ... and whatever other metaphor you can think of to describe "HELP! I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO THAT I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN!!"

This being back to work full-time (and still taking work home with me) with a 3 year old and a 4 month old is hard enough. I mean, I am not the best manager of time as it is, but add a poky preschooler who never wants to leave the house, and an infant who spits up all over heck the second you put on a new outfit to the mix, and I have no ability to leave the house in a timely manner. Then there's the 8 million things I'm doing for my class. Then there's the preparation for my fall class (still gotta read that book and turn in a syllabus!). And then there are the things that are just not getting done at home. Oh, did I mention that we'll be house-sitting for my in-laws for ten days? Seriously... I know most of you folks would be able to handle this blindfolded, but me? Well, I'm just going to sit around and fuss and complain, and maybe spit up on my shirt. No, wait.

But seriously, folks... time management. It seems that these are skills that we have ingrained in us at a young age, or we don't. I don't. I've borrowed countless time management books from the library. The problem? You have to find time to read them! I keep thinking, "Oh, yeah. I'll do that when I'm nursing Daniel for the last time at night." Erm...

So, what are your tricks and tactics? Mostly, I just want to get my head above water. :)


Becca said...

I don't have any tips except plow through it and lean hard on the husband! I'm so sorry it's so tough right now! It will be so worth it in the end, though.

Marianne said...

Thanks, Becca. I know the light is at the end of the tunnel... it's just so crazy right now. Also, I feel so inept. These past four-plus months have been SO humbling.