Sunday, March 21, 2010

The real reason I don't get anything done....

Papers spread out all over, curriculum set up so I can look through where I am and where I am going... and cats. Lots of cats. All over my work. lol! I was sitting here when the three babies decided to join me. Bo pushing her way under my chin and sitting right on the garden booklet I am putting together for Alex and Cyan's school garden beds. Taio sitting under my chair, rubbing up against my legs, demanding to be petted. And Samson, stalking Bo from under the table, occasionally jumping in my lap for a better vantage point.

Of course, there are other things going on that you can't see in these pictures. The kids are roller blading around the patio calling "Mama! Watch me! Watch me!" and Logan is riding his bike in his new Converse that have fire on them, making gun noises and consistently tripping the ones on roller blades by diving in front of them with his trike at the last minute.

The sun is beautiful though. Spring is really here! We have had stunningly gorgeous days for this whole weekend. High 60's and sunny, with a slight breeze coming from the ocean side. Just beautiful!

It is amazing how little I can accomplish when I try to set time aside for myself to plan school, or to garden... or heck... anything these days. I wonder why I never get anything done?

So when I noticed in this moment, exactly how much was going on that I was trying to 'work' through (failing miserably, of course) I thought I would document the moment. Yet another moment when I got 'nothing' done... except of course, pet all my beautiful cats, praise my children's new skills on wheels, and get some much needed vitamin D. But really, those papers have not done anything but been allocated to new 'to do' piles...

At least I got to laundry today.

How do you other mamas get work done with your critters and kiddos about?

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9 comments:

Luisa said...

Not sure how everyone else does it either but your not alone. At least the kids got their vitamin D you gave them their vitamins.

Maria Isabel said...

I craft and read when the baby is sleeping, so im a midnight crafter!

ColorSlut said...

LOL - my cats are the same way!!!

Lauren said...

Nope, you're not alone. I have no idea how I get ANYthing done.

sarah in the woods said...

I don't get anything done. At least it feels that way. Send some of that sunshine this way!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

As much as I love you Sarah, the sunshine is all mine!!! ;)

My wonderful husband took the kids to NW Trek yesterday and I got about a 1/4 of the things I needed to get done, finished and crossed off the list. Then, he cleaned the bathroom this morning before he went to work, and the kids vacuumed and changed their own sheets (Cyan even changed Logan's and made his toddler bed... how sweet is that?)! I felt downright PAMPERED! Now if I could just get someone to print homeschool paperwork I think I would consider this heaven. :)

Blessings,

Val

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I am so guilty of this. The past week we had beautiful weather here, and we got hardly any work done. In a way, I was glad to see some rain in the forecast for this week because we were able to get SO MUCH school work done when the weather was crappy.

Marie-Jolie said...

Well, it's not easy. That's for sure! I'm beginning to just accept that plans are really just wishes, and whatever I DO manage to accomplish is a miracle!

For some reason your blog is loading really super slow today. Wasn't sure if you knew so I thought I'd pass it along. It took about a full minute for the top post to come up. Strange!

Sarah said...

Hi Val! I'm back in blog land! I love these pictures! We just got a new kitty and we experience the same thing. It's hard to get mad at them though. Your blog is still lovely as ever. Happy Spring!