Peach State says: Pick Me Mentality!

First of the month…first day of the week…
“Me…I’m not busy!…”


I am sitting here at my kitchen table looking out over my backyard. The rain soaked ground looks a little greener and the yellow haze is gone…for the moment. The bare leave-less branches are beginning to show signs of new life as the fresh green splashes resemble a paint brush dipped into paint. Puffed blossoms of white and pink fill the flowering trees as the signs of Spring complete this picturesque scene. Me…well I will enjoy what I can because my lists are yelling at me. Can you hear them or are you busy tuning your own list out?

Pick Me Mentality!

Each list craving to be completed…begging to be number one. It is so bad that I have started a Master List in my head this morning. “Scary…I know!” ADHD ALERT!
I had placed a piece of paper and a pen next to my latte’ containing cup before deciding to write my blog. I need to go grocery shopping, pick up medicine, drop of medicine for my son at school, drop off dry cleaning and pick up dry cleaning, PT, Chiropractor…( Wait! The last two are not today but Tuesday and Thursday.) I need to re-schedule the one Thursday to accommodate my previously made plans.

(squealing air-brakes from the racing garbage trucks break through interrupting my train of thought)

These far-from-unusual items/duties are nothing compared to the list I am working around. I have penciled in time with a dear friend for lunch this week…time in the music library at church (boy is that needed!)…shopping for some pants to fit a 12 year old who has once again grown out of his jeans and shorts just bought at Christmas. My entire schedule pivots on one certain phone call…

“This the _______ from the surgeon’s office. We have scheduled your surgery for _______.”

We should know something today or tomorrow. The surgeon, my son was sent to, is off this week…soooo…my son asked if one of the other surgeons in the same practice would be able to proceed in a rapid/timely manner. If not we will have to wait till next week to find out a date. “Great…that is Spring Break!” The good news is the fact that we would not have to worry about my youngest’s schedule at school.

Can you hear them? The lists have begun jumping around in true “Donkey” fashion. “Pick me…Pick me!” I have got to work on my menu for the month and from that list make a grocery list…taking into consideration an easy meal for the day of surgery.

Crock-pot meal!

Just thought of another list…things I need to buy not available at the grocery store. Why could I not have a list containing:
Spa day.
Shopping trip with friends.
Trip to the beach.
Maids coming.
Hire a decorator?

I should count myself lucky…I did get my nails done last week and I will be having a maids day ( everyday…I am the maid) and I will be spending quality time with friends even though it won’t be a spoil-me-rotten day of shopping. Time to zap my coffee…Ah! Now that’s better! The constant calling from the jumping-bean lists has been slowed by the flowing warmth from my oversized cup.
Precious Princess is snoring at my feet, content lay curled up in a furry ball.

Call the groomer!

The sun is trying to peek through the overcast morning sky. The dancing shimmers from the wet leaves brighten up the yard. Wow! My ADHD is working overtime this morning. My mind must look like a corporate mail room. Each list is zooming back and forth in to vacuum tubes. As I sit here clicking away each list is growing. Phone calls have been answered adding to the tasks on hand. Fortunately this last call was something my hubby will have to take care of…I had to call and leave a message Friday about changing our landscaping and the possibility of needing approval. The sad thing is we are just making the existing flower beds smaller and leveling out and putting in more grass. You would think we were considering taking down the trees and cementing the front yard. “HeHe!”

This has been fun…just relaxing with you as I tried to organize my thoughts. But I know it is time to face the music and attack the composing of the lists. Have a great day!



Peach State


About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on April 1, 2013, in About me, Church, cleaning, coffee, family, Food, friends, Home, Humor, Just Between Cousins, music, musings, parenting and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Oh! It is definitely Monday! I have a sheet of paper with questions front and back for the person who is training me in my new endevor, and I am in limbo until she gets here…so of course I get a text that she has been called into work this morning! Argh! My day’s chores and plans were already colliding with one another, so that was the last thing I needed. But, I will praise God for this day, and do the best I can. Have already taken the oldest grandkid to the bus stop, and middle grandkid to preschool. Those mornings, I get breakfast from McDonald’s! I have reconciled my checkbook, and paid a ton of bills! I have helped my oldest daughter with her crocheting. Now I need to vacuum and plan dinner. My Little Man will be here this afternoon, though I don’t usually have him on Mondays. Since afternoon is his nap time, I’m sure that is going to collide with other things, but I have learned that his nap takes precedence over ALL ELSE! Otherwise, I am on the lookout for pranksters today! Have a blessed day!

    • Ahead of the game…killed several birds with one stone today. I also got to visit with a friend while I was out. I wonder who that was? I hope the collision specialists are not called to your house today. I would hate to think a wreck slowing down your actions.

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  3. yorkieprincess

    You are courageous! I love to read your posts. I really pray that everything works out for you! Keep your chin up and know that God is in your corner. I am so happy to hear that spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. Not so in mine although the weather man says 41 degrees today. It will feel like spring if the sun stays out. We still have snow as far as the eye can see, but it’s supposed to start raining and that will surely melt the frozen tundra. I love your reference to the lists screaming, pick me, pick me. That is so true!

    • Frozen Tundra indeed! Our wintry weather included icy pellet spits…melting just after contact in most cases. I am quite bummed by our lack of snowy fluff this year.
      As for my courage…I am MoM! We are like the Energizer Bunny and HAVE to keep going and going…even with the going gets tough! I am thankful and blessed to know where my Help comes from. Amen and Amen!
      Thank you for you sweet comments…they brought a smile to my face and to my heart!
      Peach State

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