Time is Babies…

Wow…back to work one day…and I’m already behind…at work and at home…funny how that happens…got to establish new routines both places…but…not to worry…they will be established…and by this time next week…I’m sure I’ll have it all figured out…yeah…rightI know

My schedule is kind of like raising kids…just when I think I’ve got it all worked out…it…changes…

So…I don’t have a clue what this year is going to look like…when I’m going to write…today…it feels like I’ll need to give up eating and sleeping…but…I really don’t see that happening…so…something else will have to shift…

Bertha…says my theory of time management is a lot like my budget…I keep adding things to it and don’t want to leave anything off…

The thing about it is…though…time kind of does the culling for me…if I reach the end of the month short on cash…I start prioritizing in a big way…and the next month…I tend to keep the priorities…thus…a new budget is set…

And…it’s pretty much the same with time…once I realize that the world doesn’t end if something doesn’t get done…priorities are determined…and a new schedule is born…

Which brings me back to parenting…I remember when my oldest daughter was born…I was such a fanatic…with her bath…with her laundry…with her cloth diapers…everything had to be done…at least once a day…until…her sister was born eighteen months later…and was pretty colicky…rarely sleeping…it was then that I discovered…the laundry hamper could get full…disposable diapers really were all they were cracked up to be…and…as long as you got the creases…newborns really didn’t have to have a full bath every day…

Funny…that memory…actually helps me relax a bit…helps me know that it will all work out…I mean…if I lived through that time…I can do anything…

Jane

The Show Will Go On…

I’ve done it before…I’ll probably do it again…get my dates all mixed up…that is…you know…when you plan something for a day of the month…let’s say…July 17th…but…in your mind…that is on…Wednesday…not…Tuesday

Well…that’s exactly what I did today…I have an interview on Heal Yourself Talk Radio with Rebbekah White…today…in like an hour…the only thing is…ever since we scheduled it several weeks ago…it has always been on…Wednesday…in my mind…

I almost went to do errands this morning…because the interview was tomorrow…but didn’t feel great…so I said they could wait…then…for some reason…I noticed the date on a calendar…and panic hit…what time is it…am I late…do I have time…can I get…collected enough to be coherent…you can imagine the thoughts going through my mind…

It does frustrate me when I do this…at least this time I didn’t schedule two or more things at the same time…yeah…I’ve done that, too…but…I wonder…why do I do it…why do I get it all confused in my mind…I could say it’s an age thing…but…I’ve done it for years…

Bertha…has an unexpected answer to my question…of why…and…that is…because I’m human…and…as computer-like as our brains are…they aren’t perfect…they jumble things from time to time…no harm…no foul…there’s almost nothing that absolutely has to be done…the world wouldn’t come to an end if I had missed the show…and besides…they say that’s gonna happen this year anyway…so…it wouldn’t have been such a big deal

In fact…the only thing that comes to mind at the moment that would truly be life and death…would be a stay of execution decree…and…yes…a day…an hour…a minute…would be a big deal…

But…luckily…I remembered…Bertha…takes credit for shoving the calendar in my face…and the interview will take place…hope you can join us…live at 1:00 pm EST…or listen to the archives…

Jane