I’m a to-do list sort of person. I almost always have one somewhere.
Most days it’s just a little sticky note with things like clean the bathroom and grocery shop on it. Sometimes it’s filled with inane things like drink water and a take a shower (post-partum).
I know I’m in a too-much-to-do-mode though when I use a legal pad size.
I’ve been using a legal pad for the last month.
I’m definitely in overwhelmed territory.
A lot of things are sliding by and I feel like I’m ignoring a lot of people, but I guess I’m just trying to keep on top of the urgent right now.
So, last week (or was it the week before?) we moved into a new house down the street (simple reason: it’s easier to move when you’re 5 months pregnant than 8 months. Yes, I’ve done both.) Thurs-Sat, and then went on a “vacation” Tues-Tues. A bit insane.
Insane to try to do so much in a short period of time and insane to call what we just did a “vacation”. But it was good. We got a lot done. We took stock, enjoyed the snow and ice and now we’re back.
I tell people we live in Texas with 20% of our stuff but I may need to revise that to 30%.
We flew to Ohio for a week in our house. On the way up we checked five bags, one of which was empty, except for the other empty bags inside. They were all full on the return flight. (Gotta love Southwest airlines and their reasonable prices and two bags fly free!) Plus, we brought back the stroller, the infant car seat and mailed seven boxes of books.
So, next on my to-do list is figure out where to put all this stuff.
And, um, this pile is just mine and Felicity’s. And I guess the baby’s too.