Blog #95~ Do Just One Thing
It feels like a Monday morning. I’m bouncing around from one thing to the next and getting off track in the process. I started a load of laundry and took off upstairs to grab my sweaty gym clothes. Speaking of the gym, what playlist am I going to use for spin class tonight? I paused at the bottom of the stairwell to rescue a drooping hydrangea flower which badly needed water. While upstairs I made the bed, grabbed some hangers and scooped up another basket of dirty clothes. I heard a strange noise coming out of the laundry room. The spin cycle wasn’t working on the trusty Kenmore, crap! I sat down at the computer to schedule a service appointment, but the dryer buzzer went off. I’d already hit the fluff cycle twice. Stop and fold them now T! I tried the spin cycle a few more times, but no go. After wringing out each piece of clothing and putting them in the dryer, I sat back down to the computer. What was I doing on it earlier? I better pop another K-cup in, I have lost my focus.
The phone rang and on the other end was a message regarding problems with DHS (Department of Human Services) and an old timesheet from April 2013. That’s just great. What was I going to do on the computer? Oh, that’s right I need to schedule a service appointment. Sometimes I wonder…….
Do I have ADHD?
So, here is my to-do list for the week:
Finish resource list for NADS
Schedule NIU lecture and get respite for Nick
Fill out PACT survey
Deposit Nick’s stipend checks
Write article for NADS newsletter
Research essential oils and Bach Flower Remedy
Make Nick’s visual shopping list for fridge
Get eye exam (I am completely out of contacts)
Write thank you notes
Over half of the list items are related to Nick and his special needs. Managing his adult affairs has become another part time job. But, I refuse to freak out today. I’m certain that there are lots of moms *running around like a chicken with their head cut off, much like me.
I am going to follow my own advice from last week’s blog. Don’t beat yourself up T. Prioritize this list. So I made the service appointment- Check! As for the rest, I’m going to take a breath, slow down and focus on just one thing. That’s what is in my noggin this week!
*According to Wiki Answers: A chicken with its head cut off tends to still run around aimlessly for several minutes after death. This is because the nerves in the body are still active for a short time. The saying “like a chicken with its head cut off” is a shortened version of “running around like a chicken with its head cut off”