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“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, February 18, 2013

Overwhelmed

Ok, here is one of my more human posts...you know the kind where I admit that everything is not always fine and dandy and that sometimes doing all that I do is just...well overwhelming. It's especially overwhelming when I can't keep up or when things keep coming up that take my attention away from what is on the list. I guess I haven't done too badly yet though since the house is still relatively in order. I do try to keep up with my 5 minute tidies and the little things that I do in the morning before the sun comes up. It doesn't help that it has been bitter cold the past several days which makes it hard to get outside since I just can't tolerate the cold for very long before the pain gets to be too much. So, I am overwhelmed. All the barns need cleaning out and each one is a full day's work to do so and that is with me in optimal shape. The garden is behind because of all the rain and it needs mulch and compost and seeds and weeding etc. My CSA starts April 10 and so this is not something that I can just say oh well. I have customers depending on me. I have several articles that need proofing and editing and then sending off. There is the spring cleanup around here that needs doing, fence repairs, barn repairs, house repairs. I also have several workshops coming up in March that I need to finish preparing for. I have produce from the winter garden that needs to be put up so that I can finish planting the spring garden and start preparing for the summer garden. And did I mention....it's cold outside. Here it is the end of February and winter decides to finally pay us a visit. We haven't had this much cold all winter and then it is supposed to rain again at the end of this week. On a good note the chickens are laying pretty well now. I guess they heard me talking about putting them all in the freezer and starting over this year. They are also making sure that I can find them also. We are getting a good steady supply of eggs and my mom might actually be able to have some. Did I mention that my studio is a wreck and I really need to get in there and do some work. Right now I guess I am at the point where I have so many things that need doing and so many of them are priorities and I feel overwhelmed and simply don't know where to start first. I guess the first thing is to finish cleaning out the goat barn which we started the other day, but didn't get finished. Well, I had better get the house chores done so that I can get out there and get that started. Blessings, Kat

3 comments:

living from glory to glory said...

Hey, I was just thinking that when I finished some of my morning chores was this: Just do the next thing! It helps me because the to do list gets just way to long!!
Hope you have a great week.
Blessings, Roxy
Hey did you get a new computer yet?

Kelle said...

Kat,
I'm so overwhelmed that I just could sit and cry. I know what needs to be done but it seems life keeps intervening and I don't have the time or energy to get what needs to be done, done. I'm not even excited about gardening and am thinking of NOT doing our CSA this year. My MOm is the root of all my time problems and I know it's going to get worse not better, then add in a grandchild, our daughter dating and my husband going in his own direction, trying to earn money to keep building and completing his shop and paying our bills, which BTW as you know just keep going up and up and up. I've made up my mind what projects are getting done this year and I'll kill myself trying to get them done.
Take care and take it one project at a time, that's my theory anyway*wink*
Blessings,
Kelle

Kat said...

Kelle, I feel your pain!! It is hard when our parents are aging and need more of our time and efforts. Like Roxy said, just one thing at a time. I have taken to breaking down projects into smaller bites. Instead of clean the bedroom it might be put the clean laundry away in that room, or dust that room. Whatever works. Blessings, Kat