Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rat Race

It is 10:30 p.m.

I have been up since 6:30 a.m.

I worked all day, came home, gulped down dinner, walked a kid to soccer practice, stood around for an hour getting my ankles bitten by mosquitoes, walked a kid home from soccer practice, made a strawberry milkshake for after-soccer snack, ran to the store for milk and lunch items, came home, kissed kids goodnight, cleaned up, cooked some chicken for sandwiches tomorrow, took care of some paperwork that needed attention and now? I am spent but too wired to go to bed.

Lunches are half-packed and we have a plan for the rest, so that is a good thing.

I feel disorganized, spun out, and it's not going to get any better. We are out of the house four nights a week with soccer this year. We have crazy dance performance rehearsals, pictures, and the like for the next week-and-a-half and I am traveling with work next week, which will actually be kind of relaxing. But, oh, my poor, poor husband.

Tell me, how do you stay organized? I need ideas, tips and sympathetic cooing from across the Internet.

And a big glass of wine.

What's for lunch tomorrow?

- grapes and strawberries
- chicken sandwiches on croissants
- Iogo yogurt drinks
- crakers
- Oreos
- Valium (for me) (kidding!)


  1. I will coo sympathetically, and pat you gently on the head while passing you wine. We will soon be out of the house four nights a week for baseball, which is a brand of insanity that I'm not looking forward to one bit.

    My biggest and best stay-organized tip is that we cook at least three meals for the week on Sunday afternoon. It eliminates one big chore from the most hectic weekday evenings, and it's made all the difference.

    1. Thank you for the coo. :) Right back 'atcha! Four nights a week for kids sports is a bit taxing but at least they are being active.

      That is a great tip. I have been terrible at planning evening meals lately and I know taking some time on the weekend to do that would make everything run so much smoother. It would also eliminate the multiple trips to the grocery store we seem to make each week because we are so disorganized.

      Also: I just noticed that I spelled "crackers" wrong in this post and it is really, really bothering me. Alas.

  2. *coos sympathetically*

    I am super organized, but then, I'm not working outside the home and my kids are not in soccer this year...so it's easier for me, I think. I keep a lot of lists and I have an agenda with a to-do list every day. I meal plan lots. I don't know. I am finding the no-soccer thing to be hugely relieving this year. Now the boys only have karate two days a week, and that is really simple.