12 March 2012

I achieved nothing today

Today seems to have been a write-off. By 6:15pm there was no dinner, no ideas for dinner, and no ingredient combinations that offered potential for dinner. Ergo, today was a lost cause.

I achieved nothing.

Except I went to my Mum's house to pick up some laundry she had spirited out of my house a few days ago (thanks Mum!) So I did nothing except pick up some laundry.

AND I had coffee with a friend. Yes. I achieved nothing except picking up laundry and having a coffee with a friend.

AND I took Jessie for a check up at the school dental van! I did that. I achieved nothing except pick up laundry, have coffee with a friend and take Jessie to the dentist.

AND I did three loads of laundry. Sheets, mattress protectors, even a quilt. Don't ask. So really I achieved nothing except picking up laundry, having coffee with a friend, taking Jessie to the dentist and did three loads of laundry.

AND I served and cleaned up breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. I remember that. So really I achieved nothing except except picking up laundry, having coffee with a friend, taking Jessie to the dentist, three loads of laundry and served four meals.

And packed bags and lunchboxes for school. And picked up Buzz and Jessie after school. And washed some dishes. And a few other things. Gestated, for example.

But that's all.

I didn't prepare dinner. Funny how that can make one think one achieved absolutely nothing all day.

7 comments:

The Accidental Housewife said...

So... You cleaned the kitchen many times? ;)

You need a superhero outfit. Something like "gestation woman: growing people nine months at a time...." That would totally let you get away with not making dinner.

Crazy Sister said...

Perhaps you should measure your daily success based on how tired you feel at night? That seems logical. I'm sure you're achieving more and more every week!

Tracy P. said...

I love this. That dinner thing gets me every time. And I'm not even gestating. :-)

Hippomanic Jen said...

I hope today you feel more like you've achieved something.

And I hope you actually have to do less.

Happy Gestating.

Andi said...

I was looking through my blog for a recipe that I've printed and handed to dozens of people, yet don't remember each time I want to make it...Exasperating, I know. Anyway, success is not measured by dinner, thankfully, but it does help to plan a menu. Especially because life happens and distracts with really important things that somehow interfere with other important things...Like dinner. Anyway, if you had eggs on hand I always recommend a fried egg sandwich...with a side of fruit like grapes! And eggs are good for gestating mommies!

Oh, and here's a link to a GREAT post that a friend of mine shared on facebook the other day! Be encouraged! Remember that what you do every single day is the single most important job in the world. You are raising tomorrow's future. You are instilling them with love and security. You are teaching them what it means to be loved and cared for...

And sometimes you may not have dinner ready...

But that's a little thing in a big scheme of heroics.

Andi said...

OOPS! Here's the link!

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/motherhood-is-a-calling-and-where-your-children-rank#.T1weegePyVw.facebook

Givinya De Elba said...

Thankyou all for your kind comments. It is a noble concept, that what I do day-to-day is the most important job of all ... and I would like to preserve that image.

I will therefore not indicate to you whether my days consist of showing alphabet flashcards to my toddler, or combing headlice out of tiny heads.

Thankyou for your assumption it is the former :)