Garage sale at my home, end of school activities, graduation ceremony, closing on the sale of our old home (hallelujah!), helping our friends move, meetings throughout the week and a gigantic fundraiser on Sunday which I am helping to organize and run. Not to mention that I am leading the music for Vacation Bible School which starts on Monday and I don't have a lick of musical ability.
Everything kind of snuck up on me - like a big gigantic snowball. I said yes here and there, without really contemplating that all these commitments would pile up in one week.
I have come to three possible conclusions about why I tend to over-commit myself and they are (in no particular order): 1.) I have a hard time saying no, 2.) I delude myself into believing I can do more than is humanly possible (the Super-Woman complex) and 3.) I really want to do all these things and I can't help that they fall in the same week.
My plan of attack is to take things one event at a time and try to stay organized. It will be a crazy week, but if I can keep everything in it's place and not stress out or worry, it should be manageable. I made my meal plan on Monday night, went shopping after the kids were in bed on Tuesday night and most of my laundry is caught up. I'm also thankful for my mom and mother-in-law who are helping me out this week. I don't know what we would do without our family near by.
|One of the committments I made this week was bringing |
our kitties into school for my two daughters to show.
This is Charmer's preschool class - she's the blond
with the pony tail on the bottom right.