Doggie Paddling


Piles.  They are everywhere.

Piles of clothes.  Clothes to give away.  Clothes to throw away.  Clothes to pack away.  Clothes to put away.

Piles of dishes in the sink.

Piles of products on my desk waiting for their day in the sun blog.

Piles of designs.  People anxiously waiting for blog makeovers and Twitter pages.

Piles of posts.  Freelance posts.  Overdue posts.  Unwritten posts.  Uninspired posts.

Piles of emails.  Waiting for response.  Waiting for action.

Piles of phone calls.  Appointments to make.

Where to begin?

I feel my head poking out of the murky waters.  Legs kicking.  Arms moving.  Doggie paddling.  Faster, faster.  Making little progress.

Photo credit: Ordinary Guy

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22 thoughts on “Doggie Paddling

  1. Hang in there.
    I can take the clothes to be given away over to the school. I’ll come down Thursday night so you can put them in my trunk. That can rid one pile for you.

  2. You need to be like the swan – gliding along elegantly looking in total control, while paddling furiously underneath the water.

    Not that I am like this, I hasten to add. I am splashing around just like everyone else.

  3. I am in the same boat! I have piles on the desk that just don’t seem to go down. Plus, it is the busiest time of year for our house, so I am not home…at all.

    One thing at a time, that is all you can do!!

  4. I hear ya! I’ve been so off my game lately its scary. I’m hoping nice weather will drag me back on track. Actually I’m desperate enough to hope ANYTHING will drag me back on track!

  5. (((HUGS))) I feel like that is my normal state anymore. I told TK4 last night that I felt overwhelmed by all of the laundry to be put away and unloading/reloading the diswasher and packing lunches. Tonight my goal is to put away at least all of A’s laundry and tackle mine and TK4’s tomorrow night. Baby steps.

  6. I completely feel your “pain”! I am right there with you more days than not. But…we must keep pushing forward and hopefully, one day…catch up.

    Happy Paddlin!

  7. I have been paddling, too, for months now. Since well before Christmas. Like, since October. I just keep thinking, “if I can just get through this event, I’ll be able to catch up.” I think I’m starting to understand that I’m never, ever, going to catch up.

    Hugs to you, hang in there. There will come a day that you will get so much accomplished that it will energize you to do more. I had a morning like that today actually, and now I’m an exhausted lump of crankiness. My poor kids…

  8. Keep at it girlfriend. And, um, maybe it would make you feel better to give away another night at that plush place to me!!! =)

    Enjoyed the post and the picture!!! Good luck in sorting through your piles. I just made my way to the bottom of my kitchen counter for the fourth time this week…. kindergarten papers, bills, catalogs, unansweed mail, things to send to McDaddy, cards, and on and on and on…. I feel your pain.

  9. Hang in there! I am trying to weed through my Google reader and just finding I cannot keep up with it all. Work. Blog. Home.

    Oh and wait my girls are now home and I must pay attention to them!

    Sometimes ya just gotta prioritize and let some things collect dust.

  10. This is nothing a glass of wine won’t cure! I am totally lacking any motivation. I’ve been putting off cleaning and the grocery store for a couple of days now. I just can’t get myself to do it. Oh well, I guess we will get to it all eventually.

  11. Shan – I’ll take you up on that.

    Funny thing is, I have motivation all of the sudden. My energy that I was missing is back, but there is SO much I want to do that I don’t even know where to start. Sigh…

  12. I know what you mean. I feel like I never stop treading water. I don’t even look at my to-do list most days. Because odds are good that I won’t be able to cross off a single thing. I hope you can get through some of your piles soon…

  13. Im right there w/ you trying to get out from under the piles!! So many piles so little time!

  14. I often have moments when I feel like that…so overwhelmed by all of the “to-dos” and the small amount of time I have “to do” them in.

    In those moments, I strive to remember what matters most – my family, my faith, my health, my legacy. And that usually helps me to be able to prioritize the things on my list more effectively.

    Thanks for sharing.

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