Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Definition of Scatterbrained

This just happened to me... seriously, no embellishments needed:

I was working at the computer and got hungry...

So, I went into the kitchen, got two pieces of bread out of the fridge to make a sandwich. I put them on a plate. I got out the peanut butter but decided to make a ham sandwich instead.

I went over to the fridge to get the ham. As I looked into the deli drawer, I realized that MOST of the things in the drawer were old and needed to be thrown out...

So, I cleaned out the whole fridge.

Then, I realized that I had most of the ingredients in there to make one of my favorite dinners, so I went over to the recipe books to get out the Weight Watchers recipe book (I'm trying WW again).

As I started to get the book, I saw all of my old WW literature from the many years I have done it, so I pulled that stuff down and started to look through it to see how far I have come. (up and down, up and down, etc...)

As I was looking through the Weight Watchers stuff, Seth came in wearing the same shirt that he has been wearing for like 5 days... so I realized that I really needed to get some laundry done. now.

So, I went into the laundry room and started to get the clothes and stuff off the washer in order to actually do the laundry... and found 5 easter baskets/buckets and candy galore, which all needs to be consolidated into the large "candy tub" where all the candy goes in our house until it needs to be thrown away...

So, I pulled the 5 easter baskets out of the laundry room and placed them on the kitchen counter, right next to my 2 pieces of bread, sitting upon the plate.

It was the that I realized that I needed to blog this crazy mind progression, so off to the computer

...when my phone rings, and I start talking with a friend.

As I hang up the phone, I can't remember what I was coming to do at the computer, and I get stuck reading email...

Until I remember why I was here... to blog my scatterbrain! So, here I am...

+ bread on the plate
+ weight watchers materials spread over the stove
+ clothes on the floor of the laundry room
+ easter baskets and candy all laid out on the counter
+ phone not returned to the base to charge

and me.... about an hour later.... sitting at the computer... just like I was when all of this started...

and hey, I'm feeling hungry... maybe I will go make a sandwich... and get sidetracked by cleaning up all of that stuff along the way.

One whole hour of moving and thinking, etc... and I got NOTHING done (oh, except cleaning the fridge)!

Anybody else ever feel this same way?!


amylouwho said...

great picture!

And yes. I think you have just given the perfect description of being a mom.

Charlotte Geary said...

That was so great. I love the way you write and the humor in your view of the world. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

It almost sounds like, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie".

TheAkersFam said...

So true!!!

And now that you mentioned cookies, I need to get up from the computer and go find one, and when I find the cookie, I will notice that my pantry needs cleaning, and when I clean the pantry and throw the empty boxes away, I will notice that the trash can needs to be emptied, and when I take the trash out, I will see that the lawn needs to be mowed....

and on

and on

and on!