One of THOSE Weeks

on March 20, 2008

I realize I whine about the chaos in my life on a regular basis. All I can say is “this is my blog and I’ll cry if I want to.” *g* But this week is one of those chaotic weeks that make the others seem like a cake walk.

It’s the week before a holiday and the week before my child goes on a trip. A trip that requires me to drive her over 500 miles to the ex. I’m pretty used to hopping in the truck for these little adventures of ours. I don’t even mind the solitude of the drive home alone. I usually get lots of plotting done and if I find a good one, get an entire audiobook listened to start to finish.

But the lead up is what bothers me. For some reason, these are the weeks some extenuating circumstance creeps up and throws a monkey wrench into my plan to stay on top of things. Thanks to the start of softball and a school talent show, my house is a mess, packing is not done, dishes are not done. I have one final to take (of course this has to be finals week!) and I need sleep if I’m going to survive the next two 16 to 18 hour days, most of those hours behind the wheel.

Every night I say I’m going to bed early. Never happens. To be fair, this issue is not unique to this week. I simply have no discipline.

Next week will be better. I can exhale, get the house clean, and maybe even get some writing done. Notice I say maybe. *grumbles at stupid procrastinating self*

Ever have one of THOSE weeks? Months? Years? Any meditation techniques, cleaning service phone numbers, or effective hiding places you’d like to share?

PS: I googled “chaos” in images and got that cute little guy up top. He’s a boxer puppy and his name is Chaos. Isn’t he just the cutest thing?!