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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My List of Unrealistic Expectations

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Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

Housework is the evil of all evils.

September 7, 2010 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Ugh, you have had a lot on your plate recently. How is you DH doing now?

September 7, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger heavenisabookstore said...

Man this is when you need an assistant, at least a couple times a week. You poor thing!! Hang in there.

September 7, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger ♥ Brittany Ciara ♥ said...

You know, if I lived closer I would offer to babysit to give you a break! Here's to hoping you get to your list soon!

September 7, 2010 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

I can relate. Big time!

September 7, 2010 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Haha! I can totally relate. You should see my to do list. I cant get anything done!!

September 7, 2010 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

That's my life book your reading from. No really, I had all those intentions too, maybe a title changes, but you get my meaning. And instead of it being my husband (which it so has in the past) it has been my mother visiting the past three weeks.

September 7, 2010 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I decided that in order to work on my self esteem I needed to throw out the "to do" list. It really wasn't helping me. It just got longer and longer and never did anything but make me feel bad about what was on there. I threw it out. Morale is much better. :D

September 7, 2010 at 2:59 AM  
Blogger crisc23 said...

I'm no good w/ list either =)

September 7, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Hahahahahahaha..... clean the house? Are you crazy?!

I hope your hubs starts getting around on his own pretty soon, though. That can be rough when you have to take care of everything by yourself and men can be such big babies.

September 7, 2010 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

We always have such big plans with the greatest of intentions. hope DH gets better soon, so you can get a rest!

September 7, 2010 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love your ambition! But I totally understand that it's all hopeless unless the Motivation Fairy makes a visit ;)

September 7, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love your ambition! But I totally understand that it's all hopeless unless the Motivation Fairy makes a visit ;)

September 7, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

That is quite a list Shell. Ease in to it, preferably with a alcoholic beverage in one hand. ;o)

September 7, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

You gave yourself way too much to do! That was just downright mean of yourself, but then it turned out ok because none of it got down anyhow. So, good job!

September 7, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

That was a very ambitious list!!

I haven't acheived much either... I did do pilates 2 times.... LOL

September 7, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Expats Again said...

The best laid plans of mice and men....hang in there, you still might accomplish some of your goals.

September 7, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I remember someone recently telling that I needed to cut myself some slack! :) May I repeat the advice? You will eventually get everything done that really needs to be done and the things that fall off the list no one will probably miss! Hang in there!

September 7, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

The motivation fairy doesn't visit here lately either. That is quite a list, though. Baby steps. ;)

September 7, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Mo 'Betta said...

I'll send you my maid, my cook and my nanny. Oh...that would be me. Sorry, I can't get away right now. I'm doing a piss poor job at my own house anyway. Someone send the motivation fairy my way please? (or a maid, cook and nanny!)

September 7, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

Hahaha! Your list looks alot like mine but add in I work part time and trying to run my Etsy shop.

I really do need to get better at organizing and stuff. *sigh*

visiting from SITS

September 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I enjoyed your post today. I made an unemployment to do list and have only completed like 3 things on it.
Housework has to be repeated constantly, you will get another chance to do it. lol

September 7, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I had a similar to-do list once school started, too, but I've yet to get started on it.

If you find that motivation fairy, could you please send her my way? Thanks!

September 7, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

The demotivation fairy skipped me too!! Weird! I am going to women's Bible Study staring tomorrow though! That I'm truly excited about! Housework, cooking, meal planning...not so much! I am praying hubs has a speedy recovery!

September 7, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger natalee said...

I hope DH's foot is ok.. dont worry the motivation fairy hasn't visited me since my first son was born..... HUGs!!!

September 7, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Hopefully everything will calm down soon and you can settle into a routine!!

September 7, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

You are definitely deserving of some R&R once DH is back on his feet!! Hope he is up and running so you make it to Type A Mom ok!!

September 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

I had a big ol' list like that too. Not doing so well getting through it myself! :)

September 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Daffy said...

Two things:

1. I know a few fairies...they may even skip if ya want them too

2. I'm a list maker too. I find that its best to go ahead and make the list. It is a great stress reliever to wad them up and beam them at the head of whomever is annoying you most *grin*

September 7, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
OpenID cathyjoy said...

to do lists are highly overrated.

i think they were created by the devil to make us feel like complete failures.

a dirty house never killed anyone!

September 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

You are speaking for me as well. *sigh*

September 7, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Together We Save said...

I love the list... and I would never get it all done. LOL

September 7, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger GlowinGirl said...

Yay! I'm not alone! Seriously, my house is crazy (how can it not be with children in it?), I need to get off my butt and get groovin' (but I have to get up so early to get it in), and catching up on blogs? Well, it's just contributing to my rear in gear issue. Misery loves company -- keep it up for me, okay? ;)

September 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I hate housework too! :)

September 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Reagan said...

I always keep my to do list easy and fun. Today--sing an 80s song. Check!

September 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle Hoad said...

My back to school list was identical to yours. Only my why I didn't do a single darn thing list is a little different. Mine is just laziness. Pure and simple. At least you have an excuse.

September 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Housework really cuts into my free time...that and the kids keep getting sick. Sigh.

September 7, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I think house work is super evil!!!! I would do anything not to have to do it.

September 7, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow! That's a HUGE list! No wonder you're overwhelmed! I also hate housework. HATE it. I'm all too happy not to do it in favor of, well, anything else!

September 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

One word...AMEN!

Love ya!

September 7, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

The motivation fairy always skips me too.

Unless, I watch an episode of Hoarders then she SLAPS me in the face and I get things down.

At least that is what happened to me yesterday.

September 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That dang Motivation Fairy skipped my house too!

September 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Frugal Vicki said...

See, that is why I never pretend to be good at being motivated in the first place!

September 7, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

i always have 'a list' in my mind every day and the first thing ON the list is AVOID COMPUTER bc then i know THE LIST will become null and void.

you see how well that worked.

September 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

Slam. Life has a way of knocking that motivation right out of ya!
I like your idea..there is always New Years Eve:)

September 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

I know what it's like. It's nearly impossible to keep on top of everything. Just totally crazy. Sometimes I need another ME to get stuff done! :>

September 7, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger An Imperfect Momma said...

Ouch....you definitely have been busy :). Hope your hubby feels better quickly! And new years is a great goal!

September 7, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I start each day with unrealistic expectations of what I'll be able to get done. I'm trying to take it one day at a time and just do something productive each day. It's a bit of a challenge, there's so much to do!

Hope your hubby is back on his feet soon!

September 7, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy C said...

I suppose putting a sponge at the end of each crutch would be a bad idea...

September 7, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Aging Mommy said...

I had my husband home for two weeks so know the feeling - somehow despite him being totally incapacitated everything took twice as long as usual to get done :-)

I just wish I could find the time to catch up with blogs and write, even just to write a very little, but it's just not happening.

September 7, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger The Mommy Mambo said...

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow!?

September 7, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger magically ordinary said...

Putting a to do list together is much more fun than actually doing anything on it!

September 7, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

yep looks like my ambitious list of things to accomplish that still awaits with nothing crossed off!

September 7, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Sonora said...

The motivation fairy fairly regularly misses my house. It is hard to get too excited to clean when you have four tornadoes in the shape of children that just follow behind you and mess it all up again. My sister introduced me to fly lady (flylady.net) though and it has actually been quite helpful. Good luck!!

September 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Not to laugh but lol...it always works out that way. You never get to what you really want to get to.

If I ever want to get anything done around the house, I usually take a few days off when it's just me around.

September 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Hang in there big sis!! xo

September 7, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I've managed to keep up with the housework since school started, but that's about it! Illnesses for me and my husband have kept everything else from happening!

Hope your husband is doing okay!

September 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Buffee said...

Motivation Fairy? If you find one of these, please send him/her my way!

September 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Seriously! Why is it that we think when life speeds up times 10 that we're going to get more done than we ever have before?!

I do this to myself ALL.THE.TIME. I set my expectations far too high and forget to take the unexpected into account.

At least we have high hopes, huh?!

September 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

If I lived closer I'd clean your house! Hope things settle down soon so you can at least try to get some me time.

Well...you time not me time

September 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I'm right there with you girl. I hope things settle down soon!

September 7, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Plum Wonderful Momma said...

I agree with each and every one of these notes! You're not alone! Except my hubs isn't on crutches...yet. :)

-Jessica @

September 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Seriously? It sucks have a "man down!" With my knee surgery last week, Husband has been on overdrive and it's so hard to watch!!! Hang in there and continue to have goals, but know they may not be reached for many years. It's so hard sometimes!

September 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Whew, I thought it was only me who had accomplished absolutely nothing since school started. I was going to come home from dropping off the kids at school and immediately do The 30-Day Shred, then shower, then get started on the million projects that need to get done around this house.

So far, none of that has happened. Oh well, there's still 9 more months left to the school year. We both still have plenty of time!!

Sorry about your hubby being out of commission!!

September 7, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

These are so funny. I think most people can relate!

September 8, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

New Years sounds good to me!

September 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Yes three days a week it is just me and the baby, so why am I more busy then ever? Sorry about your husband :(

September 8, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I feel your pain! Maybe not literally, but I'm sending you mental "It will all be okay, don't forget to breath" vibes!

September 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

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