My days are leaking

My internal clock has a problem.
I don’t know if I need rewound or if I need new batteries, but this is not working! Here’s the trouble…

It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon today before I got out of my robe and jammies and put on my workout clothes to exercise. Frustrated, I did a mental run-through of my day. Where did my time go?

  • 7:45 a.m. – Woke up an hour later than I intended. *sigh*
  • 7:45-8:30 – Fed dogs, awakened sleepy teenager, packed lunches for husband and aforementioned sleepy teenager, emptied dishwasher, reloaded dishwasher.
  • 8:30-9:00 – Bible reading, prayer, study time.
  • 9:00-9:30 – Checked and answered e-mail.
  • 9:30-12:15 – Proofreading/copyediting work for weekly newspaper while youngest does schoolwork.
  • 12:15-3:00 – Built a blog for new crisis pregnancy center.
  • 3:00-4:00 – Exercise.
  • 4:00-4:45 – Showered and dressed in anticipation of attending a town council meeting.
  • 4:45-5:15 – Dinner prep (reheated leftovers and a chopped salad).
  • 5:15-7:15 – Continued working on blog for center.
  • 7:15-7:45 – Dinner (no meeting, hubby arrived home too late to take me to town).
  • 7:45-8:45 – Google Reader, checked Facebook, started this post…

That’s a little more than 12 hours. Surely, SURELY, I should have been able to throw in some housework, balance my checkbook, make a baby quilt, recover the floor cushions that have been stacked in the corner for a month, fold that load of laundry wrinkling in the dryer, walk the dog, make something for dessert, and fix my chippy nail polish. Right?

In my perfect world I would pray, read my Bible, do my daily housework, exercise, shower, dress, and be ready to get to work at my computer between 8-8:30 a.m. Or, on those days when I need to head out for an appointment, I’d be ready to walk out the door.

Most people accomplish this EVERY DAY. Why can’t I?

I feel horribly guilty on these jammie days and resolve to do better. Then I end up staying up too late trying to finish everything I didn’t get done or attempting to “get a head start” on tomorrow. I can’t decide if the problem is being in my pj’s all day or feeling guilty about being in my pj’s.

Someday I’ll succeed in my goal. I might be 90 when it happens, but I will do it!

4 thoughts on “My days are leaking

  1. Cheryl Klarich says:

    My first impulse was to giggle about what "most people" do. But actually, I share your frustration!

    I wonder why I don't say to my kids,"Could I get a little HELP around here?"
    Then the bad mother talk starts reeling around in my head…

    Okay Lord, I really need your help. Please help Niki too. Amen.

  2. Georgiana Daniels says:

    Niki, I totally feel for you! It happens to me as well, especially if I don't get up on time. Will we ever get it right? Who knows. All I know is I'm happy to have many days to try 😀

  3. Niki Turner says:

    Thank you, ladies!
    I think Georgiana put it best… we should be thankful to have so many days to try and get it "right"!
    Blessings!

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