Lots of common sense here from kindred spirit Mom 101 on the myth of doing it all. It’s simply impossible – something has to give, and anyone that tells us different is living a pretend airbrushed life. Or they have some kind of unusual sleep gene that means they don’t need much sleep.
Creative commons photo by Paul Simpson
Finally, proof positive that those parents who tell you that they had a “super” weekend, with their rosy cheeked children happily undertaking a ten mile hike, followed by a fabulous dinner in an unspoilt country pub where everyone behaved impeccably, are big fat liars.
According to a Travelodge survey, “weekendvy” is causing people to lie to their colleagues on a Monday morning:
“One in four British workers is suffering from a new psychological condition – called ‘Weekendvy’, a new study out today has revealed. ‘Weekendvy’ means we are ‘economical with the truth’ when confronted by colleagues and friends at the start of the week – when asked “How was your weekend?””
I knew it. Your kids were playing XBox while you read the paper, guiltily thinking that you should be doing something outside. Just like the rest of us normal people.
Photo via David Masters under Flckr creative commons licence
x.minutes.at – a timer on any website*
Get more done by giving each task a finite duration. Simply choose a number of minutes and a website or search, and enter them in your browser address bar, or use the form below.
If like me you would rather spend time surfing than cleaning (and who wouldn’t), you might find this website interesting. You enter the number of minutes you want to spend on a site and it times you. Cue feeling guilty at time wasted.
I try to declutter, I really do. I’ve read the articles about keeping a donation station in your home, grabbing bin bags to go round your house and the like, but as the true imperfectionist I am, it just doesn’t get done.
Case in point. Literally. I have a Kindle with a lovely pink case. A while back, the Kindle started rebooting itself from time to time. So like all good geeks, I resorted to Google which suggested that the original cases had a fault in the way they hooked onto the Kindle, causing a reboot. I contacted Amazon, who with amazing customer service refunded the original case and upgraded me to a new, shiny green one.
So now I have a pink Kindle case that is faulty. Do you think I can throw it away? Do you? You really know me better than that. It’s faulty, but it looks like there is nothing wrong with it, so it’s gone onto the shelf next to the Kindle shipping box that I also don’t know why I’m keeping.
Someone help me. I am beyond salvation.