Friday, September 24, 2010

My Inbox is Full

Once again I have over-extended myself!  My INBOX is full! 
I realized yesterday that I have a boat load of projects, events, work, trips, etc. that I need to get accomplished within the next two weeks.  Here is my Laundry List of Things to Do....

*participating in a CIGAR BOX SWAP...my first; not sure why I decided to do this since I'm not all that creative!
*participating in a BOOK SWAP...that, at least, got done today
*out-of-town meeting next Tuesday
*observations of my new teachers that I mentor
*two baby showers to attend
*a bridal shower at my house in two weeks and another shower to attend...gotta get this house cleaned up!
*shower invitations...that one's checked off!
*complete a special gift I'm making for the honoree
*a party to attend for a friend's daughter who is getting married
*class reunion next weekend....gotta find SOMETHING to wear!!!!
*get manicure & pedicure before reunion
*pick up grandkids many afternoons & keep them Wed. & Fri. each week
*catch up on email which I'm very behind on
*try to find time to cook a few meals for the hubby
*did I mention S-L-E-E-P????

I'm trying hard not to stress over all this. I know I will get it all done; in fact, I work better with time constraints.  But I hope I remember next time to make sure my OUTBOX is more in balance with my INBOX!  After it's all done, I think I'll have this...
and this...
or maybe I'll just pack my bags and hide for awhile!
But I truly am thankful to have a busy life filled with family & friends and work to do.  As an old principal I used to have would say....

  I'm  too  blessed  to  be  stressed!

Hope all of you have a wonderful, unstressed weekend...forget the INBOX...you can get it done next week!           
P.S.:  One more thing I'm gonna take the time to do is go over to http://www.charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/ and register to win an awesome charm bracelet.  Shhh...don't tell anybody cause I don't want a lot of competition.  I LOVE charm bracelets!

18 comments:

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh Cheri -- I've read through your list several times trying to figure out what you can just let go and I don't see anything, except cooking meals for your husband (and I doubt that he would agree -- haha). God is certainly doing quite a job of keeping your occupied. The more capable you are, the more you end up with on your plate! Doesn't that make you feel great? You can do this, girl! (Can you hire a girl Friday for a couple of weeks?) You can do this!

ScoMan said...

I know the feeling. It seems lately I have so many things to do and not enough time.. but I try to take at least one day every weekend and just sit and watch TV and surf the internet and forget about the list.

Linda said...

I'm worn out just reading it, Cheri LOL! There are just those times for all of us...just get help where you can, and try to enjoy it!

Theresa said...

Oh my friend, I'm too blessed to be stressed too:) I love having a list and I do so love being busy! You will get it all done and feel good about it!

I wanted to do the cigar box swap but decided not to add that pressure on top of everything I have going on!

Have a blessed day and I pray you mark a lot of things off that list of yours!

HUGS!

yaya said...

I don't even want to know what a "cigar box swap" is...I might want to add it to my list! Your list is lengthy for sure and like burdens, we really wouldn't want each others! So I'll keep mine and you keep yours and I know we can get them done..have a super, blessed weekend!

fabriquefantastique said...

Know the feeling....I would love to have a day 'just at home'. However, it will be a sorry day when no one asks us anywhere, or we are not interested in life and it rich pickings.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh my you are busy Cheri!
Please don't fret over the cigar project at all, you have enough on your platter!
Thanks for your sweet note too.
Cindy

Teri said...

Hi Cheri! I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner. I've been gone almost all day. We celebrated my grandson's 1st birthday! I just got home.

Okay, now to answer your questions.

1. Go to www.siddickens.com to find out all about Sid Dickens Memory Blocks. =)

2. I purchased the crown hooks at Casa Bella a few years ago. I'm not sure if they still have them. If they do, the wonderful ladies there are happy to ship them to you. Their link is on my post above the mirror photo.

http://www.shopcasabella.com/cb/welcome.html

You can reach them at (661) 722-0991 or send them an email cbella@gmail.com. Ask for Lori or Debi. They'll know what hooks you're talking about. Oh, they are closed Sunday and Monday.

Thanks again for visiting! I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Teri

Cindy said...

Hey girl..somehow I missed this post. You are staying busy thats for sure.Just try to breathe and enjoy it..or why do it! Right?

Hugs.. Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Well....in the immortal words of one of my favorite characters...."just keep swimming, keep on swimming, swimming, swimming, swimming.....just keep skimming......

Katie Gates said...

Hi Cheri, I've been meaning to come over and say hi and thank you for the comments you've left on my Sneak-Peek Saturdays, but... I guess I've been blessed with stress lately. (Does it work to rearrange the words that way?) I hope you're getting through your list without a hitch and that you're also enjoying some downtime!

Rose said...

alot to do but, you will handle this. Just remember you are breathing and have the power. thanks for your comment on my post re horses. i'm waiting for husband decide what to do. he wants to help, but. the horses got back into our yard last night. rose

Together We Save said...

Good luck.... it is a blessing to be wanted and needed!!

Parsley said...

I get this! I am so tired from VACATION, I need a vacation!

Sharlotte said...

I know you can do this...just keep checking things off and you'll gather more steam to complete the next item. Remember the "Little Engine that Could!"

Rose said...

i think i had read your post and my mind is cooked but no comment. It sounds like you need to slow down. I need to do something to get my mind working. take care rose

glimpse of my world said...

Thanks for stopping by- yes the 62 Shasta Compact was mine, recently sold it and now have a 63 Silver Streak ... in the process of a remodel on her.. almost done.. I am a sister on the "sister on the fly" sister #1446 .. we all have vintage trailers, and have a blast.. get you a trailer and come along!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sounds like you really do have your plate very full. Take a deep breath and then just start running. Personally, the thought of the spa appeals to me. lol Thanks for your visits and your gracius comments. I really appreciate them. Hugs, Marty