Monday, October 06, 2008

Who's disorganized?!

My newest employee suggested to me today that I contract out to someone to "organize" my life. Umm, yeah. It's gotten that bad.

I haven't kept up with blogging here because I haven't kept up at home. I haven't kept up at home because I can't surface from the consulting business. I can't surface from the consulting business because I'm so far behind on the new school stuff. And I can't catch up on that because I don't have 48 hour work days.

The remedy? I took off for the weekend on a trip to Blacksburg. I turned off the email on my iPhone, left the laptop at home and imbibed in nothing but fun from Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Man, I needed that. I came home feeling like a new woman - prepared to take on the world.

Then I realized that piles of laundry awaited. Katie's homework wasn't finished as of 7 am this morning (what is WITH the Kindergarten homework, anyway?!). The house looks like the Tasmanian Devil resides here. I'm further behind on work now. I'm even more desperately behind on the school. And one of my client's is on a war path heading straight toward me. I'm sure of it.

Maybe I should get the "professional organizer's" number. Or maybe I could just throw the towel in and head back to Blacksburg. Avoidance sounds wonderful at the moment.

(Side note - For my friends who read and keep up with the CHD world, there are a few really interesting entries on the CHD Blog of late regarding long-term care of CHD patients.)


  1. lhynson2:43 PM

    My vote... head back to Blacksburg!

  2. I might be able to help ... I'm an efficiency consultant for Type A personalities (those of us who don't know what it's like to NOT have an overflowing plate of responsibilities!). I have suggestions for streamlining everything from email to laundry, and I know firsthand how to get organized as a consultant :) Drop me an email and we can chat. Thanks - and good luck!

  3. Anonymous8:10 PM

    i can so relate :-) In fact, I got to escape this last weekend too - I went to a writer's retreat at a beautiful lake in Washington for three days. I do have to say that being home again wasn't too bad - the kids decided to pull some attitude, but hubby tried really hard to have the house looking decent when I got home, and I have to say, I was surprised. I looked a heck of a lot better than I expected.