Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Friday, November 11, 2011


Lately I feel like I’m just not getting anything finished.  I’ve started many things, but lately am just not taking the steps to bring things to completion.  Just a few notable mentions:

  • Recently renovated bedroom – 3 walls are completely painted; 1 accent wall needs another coat.  And don’t forget the closet door needs priming and painting.
  • Patio furniture – We’ve already had snow and our patio furniture is only partially stowed away for the winter season.
  • Leaves/Pine Needles – Look like they’re going to stay there til next Spring

I know what the problem is.  Remember that post about being super busy in October?  Well, they’re you go.  Just about every weekend found us either racing or supporting a race or other activities with family or friends.  Totally not complaining, but it has left me feeling like my universe is one big laundry pile waiting to be folded (how’s that for a visual?).  Yeah, you know what I mean.
OK, so this self-professed list maker has one giant list to create.  On the cusp of yet another somewhat busy weekend, I need to start taking some steps towards completing something.  Anything!  Part of the problem is that it’s much more fun to start new things, right?  For example, I’m dying to start a legitimate training calendar to get me through the winter months of training for Boston.  I’m also dying to pick my guitar up and finally start strumming it and, if the music gods are with me, even hear something that resembles a tune.  I will admit that my weekend away with Mom helped me start my Christmas shopping, but folks, we’re already well into November.  Lots more shopping needs to get done!

I guess what I’m describing is probably most peoples’ everyday life, right?  And again, I repeat, I’m not complaining about having a life!  But as a perfectionist, these chaotic, frenzied, messy times really clutter my zen-like mind.  I’m so lucky that I have a husband who is my teammate, so I know I don’t have to worry about everything all by myself.  He’s already told me he’ll take care of the patio furniture.  And you know what, soon the pine needles and leaves will be conveniently covered by snow.

The wall painting though, that’s all me.  Trust me on that J


  1. I know exactly how you feel!!! Good luck getting it all done!

  2. Ugh - that huge pile of laundry makes me want to barf... never ending. I always feel one step behind in house projects but after a weekend spent list making and crossing off, I usually feel a bit better. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Checking off those boxes is the plan :)

  4. I am perpetually behind on everything! So I feel your pain. Good luck painting!!

  5. Phew, I'm not alone! Just did all my running around, so that was one big checkmark. Someone please remind me next time I enter a market on a Saturday. Thank goodness I had 4 items :)