aka The Frazzled Mom
I haaaaate waste. Whether it’s food, time or money, I really cannot handle when something is wasted. It really gets under my skin and it takes time, a lot of deep breathing and prayers until that stress and angst are lifted from my shoulders.
Such is the case for this week. I have a huge list of things I want to do before family visits. Plus, there are things that I’ve just put off and really need to finish. In the middle of all of that, my kids want to enjoy their summer and spend time with friends. So play dates and sleepovers are pushed and pleas needle me daily. Monday was when it happened. I had to drop off one kid while inviting two over to play. One had to go to gymnastics, the rest of us to a birthday party, then back to pick up the one after gym, followed by more playing and a sleepover. In between all of this, I decided to make dinner. I grilled a nice salmon fillet.
And I forgot to turn off the grill. So while having dessert at the birthday celebration, I suddenly remembered. Great. Can’t do anything about it right now. I placed a reminder on my calendar. When we got home, I almost forgot again because…well…sleepover stuff and crazy kids. But my phone dinged and I was reminded! Except it was dark, and I ended up leaving one burner still on.
Have I mentioned I hate waste?
I didn’t notice my mistake until the next day. And now? I will quite literally be paying for it as the bill is higher than typical for the given month.
So while I am capable of multitasking, sometimes I require notes and calendar reminders because my brain is like a huge mess of tangled wires and I’d be lucky to remember to breath.
Have you done that or is it just me?