Last week as you may know I was very ill. I did manage to feed the children, get them to school, work and do some of the washing. But I am afraid quite a few of the other things I juggle got dropped. I dropped my balls!!
Now I was hoping that others in the household would notice that I had dropped some balls and you know…maybe pick them up for me. But alas as is usual, my dropped balls weren’t even noticed. I always pick up the balls dropped by them, why, oh why can’t they pick up mine? The moan of mothers everywhere.
So, I tried giving them some of my balls, with detailed instructions on the requirements for each of the balls. To my utter horror though as I came out of my fever, I found those balls still lying around unloved.
This meant that along with the new weekly balls I had to juggle, I now had to add all the previous ones. And this time of year, there seem to be so many balls – bloody Christmas….bah humbug.
Luckily, I had a child and Hubby free weekend. Oh my, oh my, I cannot explain how utterly blissful this was. I made sure the house was clean, when they left – and guess what, it STAYED clean, tidy, calm and serene ALL weekend. I know – how shocking, I should be more messy!! I bought myself a microwave meal with a plastic fork – VOILA – no cooking or washing up. Gorgeous!!!!
Then I wrote a huge long list of all my balls and all possible future balls. I love lists, but bloody hell this was a big one.
I didn’t watch TV, I didn’t sit on the couch. I just worked my way through my list, one thing at a time in urgency priority order.
I cannot imagine how I would be coping now if I hadn’t had that opportunity of a free weekend. But now I feel fabulous, my balls are all in order and juggling nicely. In fact, I am a bit ahead of the game…shhhh…don’t tell anyone… I have even finished all the Christmas crap….. WOOOHOOOO!!!!