Saturday, February 5, 2011

One Thing at a Time

A couple weeks ago, I had a serious hormonal melt-down. Well, a series of them over the course of a day and a half. Now, I'm a pretty even keel; not much ruffles my feathers. Ever. But this, this - episode - was a nightmare. It took every ounce of will and patience and self-control I've stockpiled in 29 years to just to hold it together. I would repeat over and over "just one thing at a time, just one thing at a time, just one thing at a time."

It did pass (and I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't make a reappearance), but I'm still repeating that mantra: just one thing at a time, just one thing at a time.

In the last few days in particular, I feel - despite my lists of great intentions - that I can only choose one thing to accomplish each day. Dishes. Or laundry. Or the business inbox. Or grocery shopping. Or keeping legos off the floor. Or answering phone calls. Or making a nice dinner. But by no means can more than one thing be accomplished each day. (sigh)

Monday was the inbox. Tuesday was laundry. And, by default, Wednesday had to be dishes. Thursday was a family adventure to the Natural History Museum. Friday was a nap (thanks to a lovely husband who took the boys out). And today? Today's the day everything else has to be done. Just one thing at a time, eh? Here's hoping that's enough to keep the dam intact.


  1. That sounds like me. Today is laundry. I love you Rae Rae!

  2. You are doing awesome. Just hang in there.

  3. I love you Raelene!! you work soo hard and you're an amazing example to me! you can do it!:) p.s. can you wish for me to win a car so i can come visit you and have it come true? lol i miss you, just sayin

  4. That's a fantastic idea, Jill. But I think a plane ticket is cheaper. Let's be budget conscious in our wishe, eh? Makes it more likely that they'll come true. Love you!