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If I drop one more ball someone is going to fire me.

December 9th, 2009 at 07:50 pm

I very poorly juggle GS, CS, CE, Co-op, and Parenting. Honestly I can't even catch one ball much less juggle 5....

Last night was the GS Court of Awards, I was in charge of the newsletter and cooking info. Not only did I put off the newsletter till 3 hours before the meeting (which with google groups down I was unable to get photos for), I also never looked up the cooking info, so had to scramble to find it hidden in the paperwork during the parent meeting.

Next week is the CS pack party, again I need a newsletter, need to make sure proper folk have awards for advancement, and need to fund folk to bring snacks. Plus derby cars, derby rules need finalized and a CS leaders meeting run, with details of finances, a spring camping trip, and popcorn. Wonder if I reserved the FLC?

Tonight is music class and I am supposed to help with costumes for the pageant, I don't machine sew and I have no creativity, not to mention I have little patience with kids...So I really do not want to do it. I tried to quit the CE team, and was told 'nu-uh I am counting on you'.

I need to get the GS camping trip for Spring details together, as well as go to a roundtable Thursday (with covered dish for potluck). Need to get half a dozen folk to pick up their popcorn, as well as find out when the prizes will be in. Need to update a contact and health info for both CS and GS, need to figure out how to get grade 5 to stop skipping Sunday school, without getting myself into leading. Also need to decide if I want to talk husband into teaching highschool.

Need to figure out why the car wont start in less than 5 minutes (turn key, click, play with lights/air/radio, try again, repeat till it works) -yes we tried a new battery.

Need to figure out who has what for Christmas, wrap what we have, make boxes for the ornaments for Sunday school teachers, co-op folk, and pastors. Buy what we do not have, make ornaments with JC and some notecards or folders or something with the Daisy paper for some of her friends. Make pumpkin muffins and fudge for all.

Oh speaking of the co-op need to figure out what we are doing Monday, make a 'Rosetta stone', get the kids a new Latin lesson, and plan January science.

On an education note, might need to do a bit more math lately, plus UE needs some more reading help, and writing, Monday he said 'I can't write cause my letters are not pretty' poor kid.

Need to sew patches on several of my sons pants, PJs and jeans. Need to sew some wrappings for Christmas, and at some point finish some cross stitch. Also realized with company we are at a limit on blankets, so either need to get someone to make one, or make one (or more)

And my house is a mess, clean laundry is piled nearly eye level on the couch, while I snuggle under a blanket at the computer whining that I don't want to do it.

Maybe I need a kick in the rear more than juggling lessons?

11 Responses to “If I drop one more ball someone is going to fire me.”

  1. baselle Says:

    When I'm having issues like that, it means that something absolutely has to give. You can't have 4 burners on all the time for any length of time! Big Grin

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    ummmm, get off the computer!!!! (don't shoot me)

  3. momcents Says:

    For me, denial only works so long ...

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    ummm...i never want to have kids. that sounds like a nightmare.

  5. tightwad kitty Says:

    You not Superwoman so which ones are non paying jobs, another than parenting. Which one do you like doing the most?

    I would be giving some of those balls to others to do.


  6. Waterfall Says:

    If you find yourself wanting to volunteer for something, put your hand over your mouth. That's the only thing that keeps me from taking on more than I should.
    If someone outright asks you to do something say "normally I would love to, but I can't this year. Maybe next year.". Then say the same thing next year.
    See if that works.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm exhausted just reading all that!

  8. lizajane Says:

    My head is spinning. Easier said than done, but learn to say NO! Or prioritize. Or delegate.

  9. Broken Arrow Says:

    The car, it could also be bad connections or starter. A cheap alternative is to go to Autozone and ask someone there about it. There's usually at least one guy in there that can tell you something about it, and I think they may even be able to diagnose your car there for that as well!

    Actually, if it's not the battery, chances are you'll still have to take it into a shop. A normal car should start in less than 3 seconds. Anything more than that, you could damage further by constantly try to get it to start up.

    Oh and gamecock? Give it time. Big Grin

  10. princessperky Says:

    Oh I dunno, I have to say Game has it right, kids are a LOT of work, and if you aren't into it, please don't have em. I deal with far to many scouts with parents that do not want to do the bare essentials of parenting. (though not all parents are as volunteer happy as I am!)

    Not that my complaints mean I don't want my kids, wouldn't trade my job(s) for any other.

    Anyway, no jobs of mine are paid, and I can't seem to quit them, though I have been trying, no longer leading GS, just paperwork. Also I have a great team of leaders for CS, so the job is easier this year, And well CE team isn't letting me out, going to have to get a friend to do the costume help, and force husband to do the child control for pageant practice.

    Venting all the things on this blog yesterday was very helpful, now that I have a list, I feel less overwhelmed. At least have a place to start.

    On car, husband is taking it to the store/shop whatever folk do with them after lunch, so hopefully the news wont be to expensive.

  11. whitestripe Says:

    oh dear. not that I have kids, so it's probably nothing in comparison, but sometimes when I have so much on that it overwhelms me, I just shut down and go into 'tunnel mode'. just focus on each task ahead and keep your head down, eventually you will reach the light! (or pass out from exhaustion!)

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