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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Race to Finish…Something…Anything!

By Jody Worsham

All rights reserved to finish.

This was to have been my entry in a blog contest. I started it several days ago but, uh, I got distracted and didn't finish until now, sort of. Let me explain by telling you about a typical day in my life.

We've lived in our house thirty-two years and it isn't finished yet, mainly because we built it ourselves. There's still paneling "temporarily" tacked to the wall in the breakfast room. The baseboards for the living room have been stored in the barn now for six years. Shingles for the new roof are stacked on the patio waiting for the second half of the roofing project to be completed. This isn't a major concern since the shingles are warrantied for twenty years and there's still eight years left. The vacuum cleaner is in the middle of the hall where I stopped vacuuming four days ago.

My plan yesterday was to do a load of laundry, but first I had to move the wet laundry to the dryer and since I needed a full load, pick up the clothes in the other rooms. On the way to doing that I remembered to wake the kids up again for school. While I was in their bedrooms waking them up, I might as well change the bed linens since I was doing laundry and needed a full load.

By then it was time to take the kids to school. On the way to the car, the bug man called and said he was coming to spray the house. I turned transportation over to hubby so I could sweep the floors before the arrival of the Bug Man. If I'm going to sweep, I may as well mop.

I rested the mop on the desk with the computer and thought about the fourth grade math I couldn't do last night; so just one quick e-mail to my friend who had written a book about ADDH. Then I saw an e-mail from Tracy-no-e and thought I might have to butt her rebuttal about names on Facebook, but she was just talking about Blogher 11 which I didn't know there was a Blogher 9 or a 10, so I had to check that out.

Then the school called to tell me to pick up the near-to-throwing-up five-year-old old which I did. I got him home and I was on the way out the door to buy 7-up when I spotted the mop leaning against the desk with the computer. I started to move the mop when I decided to take a quick peek to see if my ADHD author had responded since I was also going to try and buy ADDH inhibiting foods. That's when I saw e-mails from Rose, Wanda, Sharon, Gilda, and the entire Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I had to respond; it might be life changing.

The mop is still leaning against computer desk, the laundry never made it to the laundry room, the dryer never got turned on, the five-year- old miraculously recovered, the bug men sprayed and left. The race is still on, I just don't know where I'm going.

Can you say SQUIRREL?


Anonymous said...

Great post! I was nodding my head the entire time. This is just like one of my days!

Genna Sarnak said...

This really rings true for me, as I often can't finish one task before another one slaps me across the face! Thanks for sharing and for participating in J.C.'s contest!

J.C. Martin said...

Hi, just to say I've been by to read your entry!Thanks again for participating! Finalists will be announced soon! :)

Budd said...

slow day?

Witless Exposition said...

That's how I "clean" the house all the time!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that

1. I'm a new follower.
2. I've awarded your blog One Lovely Blog Award.

The post can be found here:

Unknown said...

{I forgot to mention on the previous post's comment that I came here via I'm a Lazy Mom}
Ah Yes- the Motherhood-Compounded-ADHD...... I'm surprised we ever get anything done.

Jen @ Dear Mommy Brain said...

That sounds like a day in my life! Love your blog!