Thursday, September 13, 2012


I storm in guns ablazing.

It's only in my mind and unlikely to happen given my anti gun stance.

My mind, like an erupting volcano, oozes with ideas.

While drifting off to sleep last night I wrote four different posts for today's #PYHO. 

I'm not good at sitting still (unless I'm reading of course).

I CANNOT do just one thing.

Sure I'll watch a movie with you if I can fold laundry/read a magazine/clip coupons/surf the internet/etc.

I am great at starting things.

It's the finishing that causes me problems.

I have 76 partially written posts in my drafts folder.

I have half of the ingredients for chicken enchilada soup in the crockpot right now.

There's a pile of whites I dumped on the bed...that I moved from the dresser...half folded.

When the kid's were at Grandparent Island this summer I started some DIY decorating projects in Peanut's room. Status of her adorable Target shelf makeover? Half-way finished.

Why do I start strong and never crossing the finish line?

Why can't I finish one project before I start another?

Living life unfinished is frustrating and exhausting.

This is the one thing I don't know how to start.

How do I finish things?


Your Doctor's Wife said...

I am the same exact way at home! At work, it was a different story. I think there are too many distractions at home. :(

Stacie @ Snaps and Bits said...

You have 76 unfinsihed posts? Send 'em over! I have no idea what to write tomorrow...

I got the finishing gene for better or worse. But not my husband, oh my..

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

It's motherhood, mama. And I hate to say it, but it doesn't get any easier as they get older. I multitask to the point of finding myself in a room and having no idea why I'm there. When I retrace my steps, I realize I've started and stopped five different tasks. All of them are unfinished. Sigh. I guess we'll have time to finish stuff when the kids are grown up, right?

AnnMarie said...

I'm right there with you. Gia's mural in her room-not finished. I don't have 76 but I have a lot of unfinished posts in my drafts folder. Repainting the bathroom- not done. I agree that this is an exhausting way to live.

Bridget said...

I feel your pain sister. I get about 80% done, then say forget it.

Kimberly said...

I do the same with different things too. It's frustrating, but I just don't know how to push myself on certain aspects.

Clearly Kristal said...

Life of a mom!

Marian said...

This is me exactly!!!! I have to show this to my husband so he knows I'm not dysfunctional in some way (or maybe that I'm no more dysfunctional than most).

Diane @ One LoCo Mommy said...

Totally get it.

In fact I was going to comment on this when you first posted it...but, yeah, um. I forgot.


Mommy Inconsistent said...

Wish I could advise, but I'm in the same boat...especially the doing a million things while watching a movie and the laundry - OH, the effin' laundry!! We do what we can....we're raising humans, after all.