I have about 20 minutes left to myself, before I’m obligated to shift into mom mode. Things most definitely didn’t go as planned today, and I’m trying to figure out why.
I woke up dragging, didn’t feel refreshed at all. I considered dropping back into bed for an hour after my sons left for school, but instead I made a quick survey of my “office” (corner of my bedroom) and decided instead it would be good to dedicate the day to going through my piles. By “piles” I mean more than stacks of paper (really there’s just one of those, my physical inbox.) I also mean the project notes I’ve been keeping, the folder of websites I’ve gathered for “when I have some time”, my unwieldy del.icio.us account, and a bunch of RSS feeds and news alerts.
I quickly decided to set aside the RSS feeds and alerts for now. They’re all focused on my “little project” which has been back-burnered while I get some other things in order. That left very little- just the physical inbox, the notes, and the bookmarks.
Of those items, only the inbox is empty. I think the problem is, once I started going through there, I realized I had some bills due soon, so I got to paying them. Didn’t just want to pay one or two bills and leave the rest for another day, so while I had Quicken open I paid all the bills I had in hand.
Guess that explains the loss of about and hour and a half right there.
I started going through my project notes and remembered I wanted to install a couple of plugins here. I got a good start on that but I was thwarted by wordpress.org downtime, which distracted me again and led me to spend some time on Twitter, where I realized Google homepage just started allowing you to apply skins. So there goes another- hour? Two all together?
Checked my email to track some things I’d ordered. Not that it makes them arrive any faster (although my new Dyson vac is here!)
Unfortunately I could go on, but you (and I) can get an idea of what happened. Total lack of focus, flitting from one thing to another. Typical for me.
I guess I’ll try again tomorrow, or maybe spend some time tonight after my youngest is off to bed, at least trying to get through those websites I set aside to check out. I’m pretty sure most of them won’t even interest me anymore.
Time to wait for the school bus!