Why yes, I *do* have to remind myself to take care of me. Sad, but true. I will put myself last on any list.

Hey y’all. I’m working on a post to tell you every last detail about what the heck has been going on over here for the last month or so, but it’s taking some time. Let’s just say things have been crazy with a capital K and last week I reached my limit.

What did I do? I handed the dog over to my husband along with a bottle of bleach spray (not for the dog) and I said I was outta here. I literally left the house Saturday morning, ran through Burger King for a large Diet and some Cinnabon and then went to Target and the Michaels. I felt guilty leaving my husband to deal with all of the craziness, but I was so completely overwhelmed I just couldn’t face it.

When I got home I felt much better, but I recognize that I can’t do that all the time. It’s not fair to my husband or our house. So what’s a girl to do?

Well, I decided that my three page to do list (pictured above) is too overwhelming. It’s part of the reason nothing gets done. So today I’ve decided each day just to focus on one chore and one room a day for the time being. To keep me accountable I’ll post pictures of my progress regularly on The Scrappy Housewife Facebook page (my phone is a dinosaur that doesn’t allow Instagram – can you believe that?).

So, the plan for today?

Chore: Laundry
Room: Home office (I started to finish this room several weeks ago and then life happened. I’d like to at least get it functioning.)

Sometimes it’s just important to step back and pare down the list. If I get these things done and want to do more, then great. But if not? I’m still moving forward and can feel like I accomplished something at the end of my crazy, stressed out day.
Moment by moment.


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