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Friday, March 18, 2011

My Mind is a Hummingbird

Lately, I've felt like I'm spinning in circles, and my ability to multitask has seriously disintegrated or all together disappeared. I have so many things on my to do list and so many things that I want to do/try/accomplish, that I'm like a hummingbird, flitting from one thing to the next. I look in my bathroom and think "I should go through my drawers and get rid of the unnecessary or outdated products." Then, I go into the office and take a look at my desk with the piles and notebooks and scribbles from the workshop and think "I need to work on my PDF price sheets." I see my notes from my brainstorming for my new website and I think "I should work a little more on my website design." Then, the flitting continues as I move to the kitchen, the living room and my bedroom. I think I might have to kick multitasking to the curb for awhile so I can actually tackle a project to completion.

I wanted to write down a little recap to sum up the last week or two because I feel like so much has happened and I haven't had a chance to even jot down a bit of it.

-- It's been 2 weeks and 3 days since I came down with the flu. I still have a residual cough but other than that, I'm pretty much top notch.

-- Lent started last Wednesday. I have been having troubles figuring out what sacrifice to make during the lenten season. I know, I'm about 9 days too late in deciding. There are a few things that I've been wanting to incorporate into this lenten season like, unplugging from the www and the computer in general in the evenings, having more faith/trust in life as it is right now for us, and to continue to read my Bible every morning like I have been since Jan 1. But I still feel like it's not really a challenge, and I haven't been successful in the unplugging after 6pm thing. It's tough when I have things that are time sensitive and need to get done. Working on that...

-- On Tuesday, Matt and I went with his family up to McIntosh, MN to visit his great grandma. He has only seen her once in his life, and that was when he was 2. I have never met her, and our only correspondence has been via Christmas cards. It was really special to be able to meet her, to take her to lunch, and get a glimpse into part of Matt's family that I didn't know anything about.

-- We stayed in the hotel room from hell. No kidding. I'm usually not all that picky with hotel rooms because I have worked in housekeeping, so I know how rushed it can be to try to clean the rooms before the next guests come. But seriously... when my mother-in-law walked into the hotel, the front desk guy looked at her and said, "What do you want?" Great start to your customer service, buddy!! The list of hotel horrors continued when we got to our room, went to put food into the fridge and oh look! There was already a carton of milk, a yogurt and a left over carton of chicken strips in there from the people who stayed there before us. Ew. The door didn't lock; it looked like it had been opened with a crow bar or something. Matt called to ask for an extra pillow and was told by the front desk staff that "We are all out of pillows." The hotel was not at capacity, so that was just a flat out lie. But! It was only for one night, so we made it into a joke. I just know none of us will ever be back as customers there again.

-- Our DVR has a huge amount of Dr. Oz episodes that need to be watched. With me being gone for my workshop, then trying to play catch up and then having to go out of town again last weekend, I haven't had time to catch up on it. Since Dr. Oz is on M-F, I've got about 8 episodes to watch.

-- Spring is trying to peek it's head out here in Brainerd. The snow has melted quite a bit out our back patio; I can see the brown grass that has been flattened by a winter of snow. We need some more heat and maybe a bud or two will pop out!

-- I am in desperate need of going through my closet again and getting rid of the things that don't fit. Somehow, I inherited a collection of dress pants that don't fit. I thought about getting them taken in at a tailor, but then I realized that I'd probably be better off donating the ones I have and then I can go and buy a pair that fits correctly. That's on my to do list too.

-- I finished the two Fern Michael's Sisterhood books I have from the library. I'm again caught up to as far as Fern has written. Now I'm waiting for her to write the next book in the series. I want to know what happens next! I also checked out "Between a Rock and a Hard Place." It's the story that the movie 127 Hours is based on. It's written by the guy who had to cut off his own arm in order to free himself from being stuck in the canyon. There are photos in the book; photos he took with his digital camera - before and after he cut his own arm off. I am excited and a bit uneasy to read the book. He's a great writer, and it makes you feel like you were there with him, almost.

It's time to move onto my next to do item on my list. Time to tweak and fine tune my portrait and graduation photo price sheets. That's been my main project since coming home from my workshop and I'm closing in. I completed my wedding price sheets yesterday and I'm pretty proud, if I do say so myself.

Happy Friday, all!


1 comment:

  1. Wow! and that is one organized list. I am a list maker.

    *thinking* I wish I had a list. I have so much stuff to put on that list. hehe


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