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Day 139: Ahead 'n' Behind

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm ahead on some things (for once): I've got the menu done for the weekend, plus the grocery list, so tomorrow should be a short trip, even tho I'm getting more than usual. I've got the guest room all clean - bed stripped, laundry washed, clean towels, the works. I need to do a few things in that bathroom tomorrow, and it's done. And I vacuumed thru and dusted / tidied about half the house, so there are a few routine chores to do in the other half, then done and dusted.

Sounds good, ain't? lol...

But I'm behind on computer, which means I'm behind on correspondence, calendar, SP... and especially writing. I know if I don't make time for it, I won't find time for it. But it ends up getting 'bumped' down the priority list because other things need doing when they need doing, and writing (like any hobby / craft / side interest) isn't urgent. Eh.

A small confession: I'm thinking about (thinking, mind you) dropping the leadership of two teams I took on ages ago. They were languishing on the vine, and they are still languishing. Part of it's down to me, because I genuinely don't have the time to devote to them to try breathing some life into them. The things I have done, tho, have drawn little response, so I think they're more or less dead in the water. I really believe at this point it would be more of a relief than anything else. I dislike viewing them as burdens, but more and more it's the feeling I get when I contemplate just doing the ordinary maintenance, let alone something livelier to try to (you should pardon the expression) spark some interest.

Well, we shall see. In the meantime, I'm hoping to have everything around the house more or less finished by tomorrow night, so Friday I can just take it easy and putz around while I wait for the company to arrive. And maybe I'll actually do something fun (productive) with the time, lol.

That's it from me. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

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    My local team is like that---nothing I have done has worked.
    3537 days ago
    It is a difficult balance. I also find if I get everything else done that I want to do, I don't have time to Spark. Yet, I often find Sparkers are the strongest supporters and when I do have time I want to support them back. I think the biggest thing to remember - and to allow ourselves - is that taking care of your own needs comes first. The rest will follow!
    3537 days ago
    Wow You are doing great.....

    Sometimes we have to cut things loose because it is like flogging a dead horse.....more of a toll on us than what is achieved.....

    I have situations like that and I sometimes have to weigh up....where could I use the energy I am putting into this for better results.......
    3537 days ago
    Boy, you have been busy, all those exercise points adding up.

    Having time to do everything can sometimes take over your life. Being able to prioritize the important things is a skill that sometimes I have trouble doing

    Nighty night

    Love Kerrie
    3537 days ago
    -I understand how yu might drop the leadership thing--- I said that about "'huddling"" tho and I still huddle wth 5 teams--and being on satelite ----for internet, it sure takes time--It's different tho--no responsibilty---- Your house must be ready FOR THE Queen TO VISIT YU---- nice!----Enjoyed the blog--- shared a bit of yer life--Lynda emoticon
    3537 days ago
    Recognizing what you have time / spirit to devote to and what you don't is a healthy part of a balanced lifestyle. Some things that languish really do need to slide off into the never-never... or become "opportunity" for somebody else!

    Rest well and with a clear conscience, my Kasey-friend! emoticon
    3537 days ago
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