Apparently there's this guy. He's probably an expert or a professional. At something. In any case, he sounds like he's a very productive person and he uses his time efficiently. And he says, if whatever you have to do will take 2 minutes or less, you should do it. Right then. Instead of putting it off. And I think that's great advice in general. I mean, if you do it right away, it's done, and you don't have to waste any more mental energy thinking about how it needs to get done.
But here's my problem. I have so many things to do that will take 2 minutes or less each. But all added up together, they will take much longer than 2 minutes. Like, for instance, I've been doing 2 minutes or less things pretty much all day. I'd say...a good 2 hours' worth, at least.
Yeah. It's discouraging, and a little overwhelming. Give me a good 15 or 30 or 60 minute job any day, over seven or fourteen or twenty-eight 2 minute jobs.
|AKD and I took a bike ride out to the beach|
This is the only picture I took on our first trip!
The kids have been out of school since June 5, and I feel like our summer hasn't even started yet. See, the day after the last day of school, we headed out for a 9 day trip to visit with my parents and Hubby's family. Then we were home for 4 days, during which time we feverishly unpacked, did laundry, and repacked (there were also medical appointments, soccer, and physical training) before leaving for a 6 day visit (the other way) with my brother and his family.
Upon our return home, we did the whole unpack, wash laundry, and repack thing again, this time in 2 days, to get 60% of the family ready to head off to Boy Scout camp. And silly me planned an excursion an hour and a half away during those 2 days to pick up my Zaycon chicken (referral link--sign up to support this blog and get great prices on meat). And since we were driving all that way, we decided to make a day of it, with AKD and his buddy biking 22 miles, and the rest of us hanging at a water park. So really, those 2 days were just 1 (and on that 1 day there were two medical appointments, physical training, and snacks shopping).
|Somewhere in South Dakota. What a great looking family. |
Except that guy in the back looks like he's trying to hide...
Whew! So I say again, it feels like our summer hasn't even started yet. And at the same time, it's 1/3 over--the kids go back to school on September 1. Crazy stuff.
I wonder if I will feel like summer has started this week, or if I will need to wait until all the boys are home to feel that way.
Anyway, just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still here. I know you know how it is. Lots to do, limited time, limited brain space to devote to little tasks. I know it'll all get done. Or not. And it'll be OK either way.
How's your summer going?
|Our attempt at copying Mt. Rushmore. Not too bad.|
They're all looking approximately the right way, and the relative heights are right.
Perhaps I should have had them remove their hats and sunglasses?