But then when that day at home arrives, you walk aimlessly around and around the house with absolutely no direction and seemingly lacking the ability to do what you know you have been planning on doing?
Fine then! I'll suit up, go to town and get a few errands done. Maybe when I return, my head will be screwed on tight, the cobwebs will be gone, and I'll be able to function.
Yup! I know that feeling all to well. When I'm gone I think of all the things I could.should.would do and then...pfft! It's gone when I get home
I think it's a matter of being IN THE MOOD. I can have a list a mile long that needs to be done---but if I'm not in a "working mood", it t'aint gonna happen.
Now, should I tell you how I spent the morning digging up raspberries from my garden--because after 4 SUMMERS---this was the day I felt like doing it.
PS--under the snow, the worms were still at it---a bit sluggish, but still doing their thing.
Where is winter?
I know the feeling all too well and I don't even have to leave home, LOL, I'm easily sidetracked.
Yup! I call it the pinball syndrome. Where your brain is like a pinball going in 17 directions at once so badly that you can not even focus to begin on one thing. Hope it passes soon and you accomplish at least a part of the list :-)
Been there. Done that!!!
All the time ...
Katidids - Why does that happen? We have such good intentions!
Sue - How the heck did you do that raspberry work with snow on the ground?? I couldn't have worked outside here today for anything. We've had light rain for the past 24 hours and our snow is fast disappearing . . . and I'm bummed! It was in the mid-30s and nastier than heck out there. Now once it starts to turn cold again we will have ICE. Yuck.
Tombstone Livestock - I'm usually fairly "on task" once I get started. Starting is the problem! Hubby is the one who bounces from starting one job, dropping that to go on to something else, getting sidetracked to yet another something . . . and on and on it goes!
Freedom Acres Farm - And the really dumb thing is if I just MAKE myself start on SOMETHING, I'm usually okay. I almost have to trick myself into it though . . . sometimes successfully, sometimes not!
Val - Sounds like my "affliction" is more common than I thought!
DFW - Is there a support group for people like us?
Yes actually it's happening right now. I hope the cobwebs are gone soon and you can get your stuff done.
I keep planning all this stuff I want/need to do, but then all this stuff that needs done before I feel like I can do the other stuff... It's just a big cycle, then really silly stuff like meals, laundry, daily chores get in the way.
I think someone started a Ditherers' Support Group, but all the members wandered off......
Definitely :) Hope the day went better.
Sparkless - I tried playing all kinds of tricks with myself (you know, setting the timer for 30 minutes and saying that was all the time I had to put in on such-and-such project) but never did get much done. As they say, it will wait for me.
Ruth - Well, that's just it! You can spend all day, every day doing the "silly stuff" like meals, laundry, daily chores. Then tomorrow there they are to do again. It's hard to ever "walk away" from your job when it's where you live!
Trailshome - You gave me a chuckle with this comment. Thanks!
Stephanie - Never did improve much, but I think the best thing is to learn (oh, when will I learn!?) to roll with those kind of days. It's usually better the next day!
After finishing CM's post on your 'adventures', I am surprised you have the strength (or the limbs) left to post! Good heavens!
Me too, me too! I always feel so much more "normal" when I read your posts. By the sounds of these comments, you've got the support group right here :)
BTW you might be needing a "Calgon moment" too dear friend.
Susan - Yep. It's just nuthin' but fun, fun, fun around here lately! ;o}
Lisa - The other side of the coin is that there are an awful lot of us that are more than a little unbalanced! (But let's not go there, 'kay?)
....it must be the 'thems' and not the 'us-es'.... :)
Boy, that Sue sure is a crazed woman - digging up raspberries in the snow. I am surprised that she didn't take a shovel to my garden when she visited here this fall!!! Must have just about killed her not to be messing in the dirt here!
You're welcome. I forgot to mention that I was a charter member.
Where oh where is Mama Pea??? I know I have been missing in posting comments because of trying to sort out moving but you are usually not gone this long. Now I am starting to worry!!! I couldn't even send a private message because the "contact me" button did not work. Hope all is well with you and your family and that you are just way too busy to post.
Karen L. - I is here! We, too, are involved in the Great Moving Escapade. Not ours, but our daughter's.
Others have had trouble with my "Contact" button also. But then it will work fine for some people. Go figure.
Don't worry about my absence. Outside of being emotionally and physically exhausted (don't know if it's the hustle-bustle of the season or what but I am TAH-erd!), all is well.
I'm trying to get a post up. It's just been a dry spell for blogging. Geesh, I haven't even been reading blogs or leaving comments. (Maybe there IS something wrong with me?!)
Umm, you just described me! I sometimes say "overwhelmed by the amount I have to do".
I'm at the bottom have of the great state of MN.
Stacey - Welcome and thanks for commenting! Overwhelmed . . . never a good feeling in my book, but one we somehow find ourselves battling. Not good! Must change so we have the control rather than all the "To Dos" out there!
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