Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Motivation (or a lack thereof)

First off, a silly picture of my sons, just because. They are both such happy, joy-filled kids. I could go on and on about what a blessing it is to see how your children have persevered and are thriving in spite of a really rough start in life, but I'll save that for another post sometime.

Moving on...I am having the worst time getting motivated this week! Monday was a great, busy day but yesterday and today (so far) I'm DRAGGING. I have housework and laundry and adoption paperwork to get done. I need to mail some things off. I need to make an appointment for my physical. I need to install a new ink cartridge in our printer. (Easier said than done, trust me. Electronics and I are not friends!) At some point I also need to throw together some sort of dessert for our Community Group that meets tonight.

Then there are those projects I'm WANTING to do, but that aren't high on the priority list. Like, painting my kitchen to match the dining area, organizing Mary's clothes, cleaning out the garage. Yeah, those things won't be happening today. (Or tomorrow...or the next day. This is me we're talking about.)

So right now I'm going to go have a cup of (decaf) coffee. Because that takes decidedly LESS motivation than those other things, and it tastes good. (This may or may not have to do with the fact that my coffee amounts to mostly sugar and cream.)

Just for the record I don't like feeling unmotivated. So much to do, but I really just want to curl up, admire the snow outside and read a book. (Currently reading When Your Child has...ADD/ADHD, Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children, and The Splendor of Love: John Paull II's Vision for Marriage and Family. I know, right? I obviously do a LOT of light reading...:)

What are YOU doing today? Maybe I'll feel inspired by YOUR productivity!


Joanie said...

Am I interpreting it wrong to believe we must all be in the same boat since there are no comments?!? :)

jenny said...

I'm feeling the SAME way today. Ugh. So, it's Bella's nap time and I think I'm just going to knit. There. :-) Sooo excited for your new adoption plans.

Brianna Heldt said...

Joanie ha!

Well here's an update for you: I got all set up to print out a bunch of stuff and get going on the paperwork...and my printer died! So much for productivity!

Jenny I love that you're going to knit during Bella's nap. Sometimes it's just really nice to sit and just "be."

Angela said...

well...i delt with a huge kiddo meltdown, and then i was off to marriage counseling. how's that for productive? ;)

Brianna Heldt said...

oh the meltdowns...those are no fun. but i'd say going to counseling is plenty productive!!! (if nothing else it's some time away from the melting down kids, right? :) )

The Fearnsides said...

I went to the grocery store for milk (which reminded me why I try to only go twice a month), am doing laundry, sort of, had lunch with Keith, and am going to read. Oh, I think I changed the kids' sheets. My brain shuts down around 1 pm, so that's all I can remember.

So excited to hear all about your newest adoption. Is it wrong that I am super-jealous?!


Renee said...

We did school, had great phone call with a friend, went on a run with the older kiddies, couldn't take the puppy dog eyes anymore and took the gang to the pool....need to figure out dinner veggie chicken wraps or stir fry...

Brianna Heldt said...

Oh Monica do you think you guys will also adopt someday? I know you've mentioned it before.

MMMmmmm Renee your dinner choices sound YUMMY!!!!

Rachel said...

5 hours of teaching and Bible Study, just got home and need to search for a recipe for my leftover lamb, then I need to do dishes, clear my counters, do a load of laundry, and email Mike the list of what I need from the store for said dinner!


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