I haven't kept up my regular posting schedule but I'm not going to make myself feel bad about it. We've been busy. I've been sick, J-bird was away for 5 days for work, Goose was her normal toddler self.
Every weekend our to-do list is insane. Errands, projects around the house, and regular upkeep (laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning) keep us busy and we still never find the time to get it all finished. It can easily become overwhelming.
Instead of becoming panicked about it all, I've decided to just do what I'm doing at the moment and move on to the next thing when I'm finished. That means not sorting papers, clipping coupons, putting away laundry so I can read a book to Goosie. That means not working on a project after Goose goes to bed so J-bird and I can watch a movie together. That means walking away from the internet to be with real people, face-to-face.
I first started to learn this lesson when I became Goose's mother. I just did the best that I could to feed, love, care for, calm her at that particular moment. There were a lot of times in the first year that I told her, "I'm doing the best that I can right now."
I'm still making my massive to-do lists but there isn't a time limit on most of the tasks. I just do what I can each day and if I don't get to something, I'll do it tomorrow. Maybe.