Monday, November 14, 2011

Please Help Me!!! Comments/constructive critisim welcome

So I went to Time Out For Women in St George with my girl friends, and we had a wonderful time.  We heard wonderful speakers, and listened to wonderful music.  But the thing that caught my attention the most was on speaker talking about juggling plates.  She said the thing is, soon all those plates are going to come crashing down.  Well they did and it hurt, and it still hurts.  My question is what do I drop?  Sometimes I joke with Jer that I can either be a great wife, or a good Mother.  An awesome cook who prepares 3 square meals a day (plus fun and delicious snacks) or I can have a clean house.  But put these things all on the table and I can't even pull off mediocre.  So here's the list:
  • Dance (have to drive to Monticello)
  • Work (have to drive to Moab, but I love my job and it keeps me sane)
  • Football (in Monticello, ps this is where Brother LaRose the seminary teacher is the coach.)
  • Scouts
  • Primary Chorister
  • Chopping and Hauling Firewood
  • Feeding and watering the horses
  • laundry
  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • snacks
  • Cleaning
  • Paying bills
  • Reading to the kids (1 hour a night)
  • homework
  • helping in Payton's class
  • helping in Parker's Class (in Monticello)
  • Visiting Teaching
  • Hanging out with friends
  • going to the library
  • cooking with the kids
  • playing lego or transformers
  • playing playdoh or barbies
  • crafts with the kids
  • Doing Payton's hair
  • Dr Appts
  • Picking up perscriptions (this is actully not on the table I will not give it up, just trying to get perspective)
  • Exercising and watching my weight
  • Riding for Redd Ranches (take the kids with me on weekends!)
  • Watering and Mowing the lawn
  • Digital Scrapbooking
  • Blogging
  • Going on dates
  • Going to church
  • Going to the temple
  • Going to the dentist
  • Visiting Family
  • Getting Wood
  • Camping
  • Taking the Trash out, burning it and hauling it to the dump.
  • Chatting with Jer
  • Doing my hair/make up
  • Scriptures and Prayers with the kids
  • Sleeping (some people in my life have already given this up!)
Things I want to do but can't seem to fit in
  • Making cards/sending out Thank you card
  • Gardening
  • Scrapbooking
  • Visiting people from the ward
  • Crafting
  • Exercising more
  • Rodeo Club
  • Horseshowing
  • Riding
  • Reading books I enjoy
  • Sewing
  • Thinking
  • making sure my kids look nice

Okay if you have made it through this I want feedback, if you have some time saving tips I want those too.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I don't think this is a question that anyone can answer for you. I look at that list and can think of several that I could easily cut out, but they are things that I know you really value and enjoy. And you might not need to cut things out, just maybe go about them in a different way. Your kids are old enough that they can help you with a lot of those things. Jeremy could do a lot of them when he's home if he knew how much of a difference it really made to you. I would be willing to help you with some of them, and some can be done more efficiently or at the same time by multitasking. I'm sorry that you are feeling overwhelmed, and I would love to help you out in any way I can, I just don't think that telling you which things are important and which should be cut out from my point of view is the best way to do that. And I'm sorry I'm needy and add more to your plate. I will try to stop doing that.