Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I Bet I Was an Ostrich in Another Life

I knew that the spring was going to be busy, but, I am already feeling slightly overwhelmed by everything that needs to be accomplished between now and the end of the school year. For me, being overwhelmed leads to procrastination, which, further fuels the anxiety of being overwhelmed by everything that I need to do. It's a vicious cycle and you would think that I would be able to remedy it, given that I recognize it.

Yeah. Not so much.

Fortunately, there generally does come a point where I pull my head out of the sand and get busy, and, generally speaking, that initiative starts with a list; once I have everything written in black and white, it is somehow easier for me to focus, to get busy, and to take some degree of satisfaction in ticking things off the list in a fairly speedy fashion.

So, here is the list:

1. Write the monologue and gather the photos for the Man-Cub's portion of the Senior sports banquet slideshow.

2. Put together the presentation board for the banquet and finish planning and gathering the decorations for our table.

3. Help the Cub finish his scholarship applications (deadlines are fast approaching).

4. Design and order the Cub's graduation announcements. Put together the list of recipients for announcements and force the Cub to help the Cub address the envelopes.

5. Get together with the parents of two of the Fearsome Foursome to plan the boys' joint graduation party (the fourth member of the group has a ginormous Catholic family and will be having a party of his own to accommodate the massive crowd).

This....does not seem like that long of a list, if I am being honest.

In my defense, I also have two jobs, two volunteer positions, and I am the de-facto Senior Mom for the baseball team since BCPE's son did not play again this year, which means that I am responsible for all of the team news for the Booster page, as well as for gifts for the seniors and locker decorating after Spring Break. I also have a Newly Admitted Student Reception to take the Cub to in Denver in April and a Hawaiian vacation to get bikini-ready for.

I feel my anxiety rising.

I bet a glass of wine would help...oh, wait, I need to get to work.

I'll add copious amounts of wine drinking to the list later.

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