Friday, January 23, 2009

Frenzy Friday

Till I find a "Flea Market Friday" on another blog and get involved in it, I will call this week "Frenzy Friday".

Actually, I'm not sure this Friday is any different than any other day this week, but it fit with Friday the best.

It's not that life has thrown any more at me this week than usual, but that most of the frenzy has been brought on by myself.

I get on these high energy spurts, where I am in a whirl wind of activity (hey, whirlwind Wednesday, that would have worked). I scurry around doing this project and that, cleaning a bit here and a bit there, running this and that errand, and going around town "gathering" for the next project. (not sure why since i am already a zillion projects behind).

The up side to all of this is I that I get a lot done.
The down side is that a lot of the things i start, don't get completed all the way. (that is in the cleaning and organizing department usually. Craft projects usually get finished, when ever I finally get them started). =0)

So, I'm trying to find a better balance.
My friends will tell you I am pretty unbalanced (or was it imbalanced?), and really do need to work on that. =0)
I particularly have one friend who tries to keep me in line, and I have to say, that although i am not used to being told what i can and cannot do, it has made me slow down to think a few times.
Thank you friend.

One of the things i need is to schedule my time better. There are areas like grocery shopping, and paying bills that i just keep putting off. (No problem if we starve a bit, but the gas and phone, and electric companies do like to be paid for their services).

Every week i wait till Friday to buy groceries. We have finished all the fresh fruits, and the veggies and salad fixin's are gone too. Pretty sparse when you look in that big white box in the kitchen. There's usually meat in the freezer, and spuds in the pantry, but you know, man does not live on those things alone.

So, why do I put these things off? I get tired? It's boring?? Too busy? Who needs heat and food anyway?
I'm usually tired because i have spent the week doing what i enjoy. (well, cleaning i don't enjoy but i do it periodically). I run around gathering, take my grandchildren places (a good thing), and
"putter" at this and that. Spend too much time in blogland. Then the 3 days the shop is open I'm tied up there.
Boring? Can't change that. Let's face it, grocery shop, or build bird nests, make pretty Valentines and visit with friends. What would you choose??

OK, I've rambled enough. Time to get serious and get back to scheduling. I'm gong to choose a day, Monday or Tuesday, and that will be my grocery shopping day for the week.
One thing out of the way.
We'll work on the other things another day. Can't change it all at once you know!! =0))

Blessings on whatever you do today.
And just a reminder for myself:
whatever I do, do it with my whole heart and do it as unto the Lord.

Barbara Jean

6 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

what a wonderful post Barb. I really need to work on a few of these. lol. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and your kind words. They always touch my heart. hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

Great post Barb...I really like your blog girl and your humor...I also need to work on a few of these things...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be said...

GM Barb...hope all is great in your world today...have a super weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Picket said...

Hey Barb..I loved this post...ti sounds like me always taking big spurts of doing so much and yet staeting projects and then getting more projects going before finishing the last one! Only differences is I go to the store several times a week! lol lol We have 5 growns kids and 12 grandbabies & they are always dropping in and I love having something for them to eat while they are here (just this morning my three Burly Boys dropped by after duck hunting and were starving) they requested eggs bacon & tomatoe sandwiches along with some fried chicken tenders!lol My kids are petted rotten and I wouldn't have it any other way..I adore my kids and I am so blessed that God allowed me to be their mama. Thanks so much for coming by and visiting me..please come back anytime! Hope you have a great weekend!

ksarra said...

Hi Barb, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think we are all like that these days, with so much to do. But you know what??? I think the time spent doing what we love will be what we remember most later on. Have a blessed Sunday.

Fete et Fleur said...

I can totally relate to this on so many levels.

Nancy