I would have considered myself to be a very well organized person. Not any more.
So not any more.
Sure, I use my index card system - and that works really well. I have routines and rules and do the same things at the same time so most of it gets done.
But we were out of light bulbs today, and down to one working bulb in a four bar in the bathroom over the mirror. I went to the store, forgot the bulbs, forgot the paper towels. The Stouffer's Mac and Cheese AND the bacon that were in my cart mysteriously didn't get bought - OR brought home.
Where did they go? I clearly remember putting each one in the cart. I feel like I'm losing my mind. That macaroni was supposed to be DINNER - and it didn't come home with me??
I need to do an enormously big shop - one with multiple carts, cross referenced lists for each area of the house and a monthly meal plan. I'd need to have a few people with me - several hours to do it, and tons of money to pay for it.
My third grader gave me her copybook and I realized I hadn't signed it for TWO WEEKS. I'm tops at getting the laundry washed but the folding of it still eludes me and I invariably get up super early one morning and fold and iron for two hours to get caught up. I've played phone tag with a doctor for a week. I'm doing most of my holiday shopping online, but still feel this frantic pull of Work faster, work smarter, WORK HARDER!!!!! in all aspects of my life.
It's a cyclical feeling, I think, one of stress and aggravation and not being good enough in any aspect of my life.
I'm ready for it to pass now, thanks.