Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Millions and One Things to Do!

Ever feel like you aren't getting anything done? I have just under a gazillion things to do, and I feel like nothing is getting done. But I do know things are getting done, because I slowly am crossing things off my to-do list... but I also feel like I am adding items faster than I am crossing them off!

The husband has been quite busy with residency, and being that I haven't started working, I have been trying to do everything around the house. Laundry, dishes, cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning the cars, taking care of the yard, paying bills, etc. And its not that I mind, but I sort of feel like I am spinning my wheels, it's like I feel like nothing is ever done.

Some of this is due to the fact that we moved a month ago and there are still sooo many things to do to make this house a home. I've been pulling up ground cover, hanging decorations, painting, cleaning, organizing, shopping, returning items, etc. And also since I am unemployed (because ya, know we have so much money now that the husband is dawkter) I have time to help out some family and friends. For example, I was helping my sister get some items for her in-laws as she is traveling to visit them in France and doesn't want to go empty handed; and I helped my Mom when she was babysitting my nephew, and I have been able to do some things for my parents as well. And all this has been wonderful, but for some reason I feel like I am getting nothing done.

I cannot figure out if its because I haven't started working (yet, hopefully) that I just don't feel productive or what?

It also doesn't help that my parents and Mr. Dawkter's parents keep bringing us our crap out of their basement so that we can now store it on our basement. We've been finding all sorts of stuff like crystal, and platters and photos... things we either got from our wedding or put in boxes and stored at their house when we got married. And all this "stuff" needs to be gone through and organized.

And then this blog... I'm totally dragging my feet, I need to get it up and going, and get back to reading and following, but I just haven't had the time.

Seriously, how can I be so busy, even though I don't have a job? I swear I am staying busy, its not like I am watching t.v. or sitting on the couch all day. I don't get it. I wish I had more of a sense of accomplishment, but for some reason I'm not.


  1. It's hard staying at home and I think sometimes it's a thankless never-ending job :( I hate that!!! Keep at it though.. eventually you will see all of this hard work pay off!!

  2. I hate feeling like nothing it getting done. No worries, things will all fall into place (they always do, right?). I enjoyed my 1-month vacation when I switched jobs but I was DEFINITELY ready to get back to work after a while. Enjoy your time with family and going through old boxes. And good luck with the checking-off on your "to-do" list...I think that is the best sense of accomplishment!

  3. Running a household is a job in and of itself. Please don't think that you're doing nothing! You really are keeping yourself busy - don't worry about it! Concentrate on getting one thing done from your big to-do list (unpack one box, or run one errand). Someday, the list will get smaller. :)

  4. I know how you feel--no matter how much I am busy doing, unless I have a schedule or something, I don't feel productive.

    Hang in there!!

  5. That's a crappy feeling, but we've all experience it. I hope it passes quickly and you feel invigorated and accomplished in no time!


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