There is something bad happening in Bettyland. Something, disgraceful and even…shameful! I have been running LATE. I hate late. Late is rude and lazy and disrespectful. Why have I been running late you ask? Cause this little 50s housewife wanna be cannot seem how to appropriately schedule her days. I try and cram everything in, I try and get it all done. I am always busy but my list just seems to grow and never get done. Now, I am fine with never-ending book lists, but life is more than just books. Or well, there is more that life requires than books. Like laundry, and grocery shopping, and cleaning. But I want to do all the fun things too! Like dinner out with friends, and art projects, and shopping, and puppy play dates.
Put all of that together, along with my 9 to 5 oh and that little crazy thing I did called start a part-time crafting business (more on that next week!), and all my time is eaten away. I don’t get all the laundry done. I forget to go to Target for days and suddenly discover I am out of trash bags. I think I can get to Cub and the gym and get home and shower and get ready and leave for dinner on time..and I am wrong. So I make my friends and family wait for me, and I get so mad at myself because that is not the person I want to be.
So what now? Do I stop trying to do it all? Never! I want to have a clean home, fun nights out, family dinners, go to concerts, get to the gym, and read all the books. I just need to learn to manage my time a little bit better, and maybe reevaluate a few priorities. Until then, I am so so very sorry to you all. I am trying my best to get there when I say I will, bring what I say I will bring, and do what I say I will do. So until I get this right, and maybe start setting alarms for when I have to leave, please have a little patience with me. And maybe start telling me to be places 5 minutes before I really need to? Or remind me to bring things like a million times? And I will try and pare down my list into something more manageable I promise. You know I am serious about this, I am even thinking about trying online shopping to save time and you know I am a Luddite.
Love and patience,