When will we have everything we need…chores and errands

Looks easy...

Looks easy…

I lead a relatively small life.  Really, it’s mostly just me and 2 cats.  One small apartment, 650 sq. ft.  One car. One home office armoire, one computer.

Work consumes almost all of my time.  Either doing it, or looking for it. No big hobbies, no great vices, not a lot of vacation traveling.

And I am super organized.  So, why is my small life so consumed by endless chores and errands?

Not a day goes by that I am not out of something.  Everyday, I am either traveling to a store or service, or ordering something on line, or trying to schedule some fixit person to come over. Everyday there’s a mountain of stuff to do whether it’s household chores or work related ones.

Out of coffee, out of tea, out of hand lotion, out of cat litter, out of  marking pens, out of box cutters, out of peanut butter, out of wine…car needs service, clothes need dry cleaning, new pants need alterations…leak under kitchen sink after new dishwasher installed, cat has a runny eye, chipped a tooth on popcorn, new mattress is not working out – will need to pick out a new one…laundry has to be done, again…light bulb is out in the hallway, cat just left a hairball in the living room and now it’s time to make dinner and lunch for tomorrow…

Every, blessed day.

Cat to the vet, car to the shop, another trip to the grocery store and then another trip to the same store – different location, another trip to Target, another trip to Equator for coffee, another trip to the cleaners, another tradesman to schedule, another delivery by UPS, Fed EX, priority mail…

Another day of being exhausted after running errands or doing chores.

I travel to clients homes and marvel that a family of 3, 4 or more, can function at all.  Yes, they need a professional organizer to help them along.  Yes, I can rearrange how they use the space in their homes to provide more efficiency.  Yes, I can talk to them about time management, but still, it’s a wonder that they can manage babies, kids, dogs, a house, two cars, a nanny, and both have a full time job outside of the house.

My goal for this year is to sit on the sofa and read a book, as soon as I wash the sofa cover and replace the worn out cushions…

 

 


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