I must be getting old…

Things I know… this week. ;)

Why it always seems like I get nothing done!

  • Go to the kitchen, intend to bake some scrolls/bread/treats.  Discover the washing up needs to be done.
  • Stack dishes and dirty pots/cutlery/cutting boards on the sink drainer for later.
  • Get out flour, find that flour container is empty.  Go to the pantry to find bulk drum of flour.  Fill flour container.
  • Spill flour, wipe up with tea towel.  Realise the tea towel needs to be washed.  Walk towards laundry.
  • Find children’s dirty washing on the floor of the hall as you head down.  Collect it all (kick what you can’t hold in the right direction. 8-) 
  • Open laundry door.
  • Discover more washing scattered around on the laundry floor, open washing machine door to put a load of washing in… after sorting it.
  • Find you have to remove a load of wet washing (but clean) and either put in the dryer/hang out to dry.
  • Thus necessitating the need to remove the dry load in the dryer/on the line.  Go in search of laundry basket… an empty one. 8-O
  • Pass the toilet.  Decide you need to go on the way… to save time later.  Decide it needs cleaning.  Wash hands.
  • Find more dirty washing in bathroom.
  •  Pick it up, return to laundry.  Realise you’ve forgotten that basket.
  • Head back to lounge room.  Find four full baskets.  Empty one on to another.  See it fall on the floor.  Start folding up the easy items.
  • Get through a basket load.  Suddenly remember why you were there in the first place.
  • Walk back to laundry with empty basket, put dry washing into basket.  Transfer wet washing as needed.
  • Load washing machine, add powder and start cycle.
  • Pick up clean, dry washing in basket and head back to lounge.  Continue folding washing.  Realise there are piles of washing everywhere on sofa.
  • Start clearing piles away.  Get two children’s sorted, decide it’s pointless to continue unless you’ve finished folding the rest of the washing first.
  • Answer ringing phone/text message.  See that you’ve forgotten to pay a bill (thanks to the handy remindery thingo you set on your mobile calendar! ;)).  Go to computer.
  • Oh, you need your card details, go to bedroom to find purse.  More washing.  *sigh* Yep… laundry visit again!
  • Find your way back to the lounge.  Start folding washing again.  Leave piled on couch.
  • Wonder why your purse is in your pocket… jog memory.  Head back to computer.  Fight with internet connection.  Finally complete bill transaction.
  • Look at clock on computer.  School run time.  Eep!
  • Go to grab car keys… where did you put them?  Scramble around trying to find them.  Scratch your head.  Go to kitchen to get a drink of water.  See flour out.  Put flour away.  See keys on bench.
  • Leave house, lock doors and drive to collect children.  Head off to appropriate appointment with appropriate child/ren in tow.
  • Suddenly panic that you haven’t even prepped for dinner yet on the drive home.
  • Get home, send children to shower.
  • Go to bathroom to yell at children to get out.  Find dirty washing on floor. :roll:


That’s the long and short of it. 

If the kids ask, I’ll be in bed. :P

Fridays with Singular Insanity!


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Kathryn (9 years ago)

Doing the happy dance … cause you just confirmed I’m normal!!!! :D

    CJ (9 years ago)

    Good to know Kathryn! Nice to know I’m not alone! :D x

Me (9 years ago)

Thanks for making me laugh (although that did hurt my head !!) – so glad to see similar things happen in other households – it’s good to know I’m not Lone.
Have a great day !
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It wasn’t supposed to hurt your head… it does that to me! ;) But I’m very glad to see you laughed anyway. :D Hope your day rocked! xxx

Trish (9 years ago)

My life too , half finished jobs everywhere and I am so glad it’s kind of normal !
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Yes Trish, my 10 year old accused me of doing absolutely nothing this week. *sigh*

Bachelormum (9 years ago)

Nope yr not getting old. It’s just another day in mummy hood. I read a really funny post on a blog about getting old this morning. The blog is called housegoeshome.com. If u want a laugh about lip hair and wrinkles have a read. It brightened my day. x

    CJ (9 years ago)

    *Phew* So glad I’m NOT getting old then. ;) I think I need to read that post too! Thanks! x

Dorothy (9 years ago)

PMSL!!! You’ve just described every single day of my life!! Except when I refuse to visit the kitchen after dropping the kids off, or do it with blinkers on just to make coffee.

Awesome post :D
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I avoid the kitchen regularly too D! Except for the espresso machine… shhhhhh!! ;)

claireyhewitt (9 years ago)

Yesterday I wanted a sign that just said “I Quit” I was not going to do any more picking up after people. I try and try to explain that all they have to do is get their stuff to laundry. But no, they can’t manage that. aaarrrrrhhhhhhhh

    CJ (9 years ago)

    I quit every damn day!! Funny they don’t seem to notice though!! Grrrrr. Wonder how we’d survive a week’s strike? ;)

Prue (9 years ago)

Loved it! I think every mum can relate to it. I sure can.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Good to know it’s not just me!! Such a relief! :D x

kelli (9 years ago)

ROFLMAO! that is all
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It is… isn’t it? ;) x

Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right (9 years ago)

OMG that is all so true. There will be one task on the to do list, and it takes 3 hours and all those other things to get it done. So that is where my day goes, huh?
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    YES!! That’s how it happens! Now why can’t the kids see this? *sigh*

Mum of Adult Kids (9 years ago)

That’s how it is, isn’t it… Especially the bit about the washing. That is never-ending!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Endless… and constant!! How do they dirty SO many things?? Then I have to wash ALL the things!! UGH! :P

Catherine Rodie Blagg @CoTaaB (9 years ago)

I hear ya! :-) x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    ;) xxx

Drivelology (9 years ago)

Hilarious and true! I think lots of mums will find this relatable
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    You can never be too sure… glad I checked though! :D Thanks for dropping by! ;) x

Nicole (9 years ago)

Hilarious! Yes this is my day too.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It’s so good to know I’m not alone on this one… therefore I can’t be crazy… yet! ;)

Happylan (9 years ago)

Ha ha OMG this is just so true. LOVE IT.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It seems there are a few of us that agree here! *phew* ;)

Pink Ronnie (9 years ago)

Oh Carmen. Big hug. Like Kathryn said – you are definitely not alone in this!
Ronnie xo
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    That’s quite a relief to know Ronnie! ;) x

Grace (9 years ago)

LOL! You could’ve been portraying a day in my life right there, sistah!
I love how there’s a lot of head scratching and memory jogging ;)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Well there you go Grace! I’m not officially crazy yet! ;) Mwah!! xx

Chrissie at Me and My Munchkin (9 years ago)

Haha thanks for the laugh tonight! I swear this is exactly how I feel most days!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Well I think we all seem to be in agreeance… it’s a regular occurrence in everyone’s homes! What a relief! :D x

Lisa Wood (9 years ago)

Oh I so was laughing half way through the list of what you do with your washing….I so do that! And tonight I keep walking past the bucket/mop and remember I was meant to wash our floors today ~ yet too much other stuff happened :)
I am so happy to know I am not alone.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by Lisa! So glad I made you laugh with my vague day! :D Now mopping… I really *should* do that sometime… when I remember. ;)

Kelly @ HT and T (9 years ago)

Oh wow, you suffer from OCADD too! I recently self diagnosed myself as suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Attention Deficit Disorder, and since I’ve discovered that so MANY US YOU HAVE IT! Feels good to know I’m not alone ;-)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    You mean it’s even got a name? I have a diagnosis! Woot!! Thank YOU! ;) x

Misha (9 years ago)

Ha! Story of my LIFE! This is gold. Love it! :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    ;-) xxx

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye (9 years ago)

This all sounds very familiar! You’re not alone :-) Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday. Bree
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thank YOU again Bree! ;) x

Lisa (9 years ago)

Oh thank you for this! It makes me feel like I’m not the only one!! Thank you!!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by Lisa! Glad you feel you still fit in as well! :D x

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