Friday, October 12, 2012

i'm in a hurry people

airilie gardens


Friday focus.  OK so let me start off my saying that I’m one of those people.  You know.  Those people who really would lose their head if it wasn’t attached to their body.  Yea, that’s me.  I lose everything.  Clothes, pictures, my dog, pens, and oh my goodness sunglasses!  I lose so many sunglasses.  I get so frustrated with myself when I lose things too, so it’s a fair assumption that I’m always frustrated with ME!  Sound fun?  Exhausting really.  Well this ability to lose anything and everything always directly relates to the fact that I am an over-multitasker.  Meaning I take multitasking to the next level.  I can have 3 conversations, fix dinner, pack for a weekend trip all while taking Sevilla for a walk.  Really, I am that good.  At least I thought I was.  It’s gotten out of hand a little lately.  I feel like I’ve had so much on my plate that I am beginning to lose my mind.  Last night was the kick off to my hubby’s birthday weekend.  (I love birthdays and will drag them out as long as I possibly can).  We are headed to Baltimore this weekend (yay) and I had to prepare a yummy birthday dinner worthy of celebratory status and pack us for Baltimore.  Well last night while in my packing mode I thought, “Oh man I should charge my camera batteries because I can’t wait to get beautiful pictures at the farm and the apple festival.”  Then I literally yelled to sweet hubby in the other room, “Don’t worry babe I’m charging the camera!”  I then proceeded to take the battery out of the camera, put the charger in the wall, and boom.  Nothing.  I got distracted.  The battery never made it in to the charger because I walked away, completely distracted by another to-do on my packing list.  And the battery is no where to be found.  Who knows where I set it?!  We turned our apartment upside down last night and it is still no where to be found.

I decided to pout on the couch for awhile with a glass of wine and was explaining to be doctor of a husband that this happens too much.  And that I think I need to get a brain scan because I’ve always had a bad memory and I’m sure that there is something really wrong that I need to get fixed.  With my brain of course.  That’s when he looked at me with those big brown eyes I love so much and spoke some words of wisdom in to my life.  He said, “Sweetie your brain is fine, you have a problem with focus.  You try and do too many things at once.” 

* Enter light from heaven and angels’ voices *

He’s so right.  I am consumed with the checking off of lists and completing a task that I just hurry through life.  I don’t focus.  On much of anything.  And how can I be truly grateful for the little moments in life when I’m not focused on much of anything other than completion.  Sigh.  I just can’t.  So here is my attempt at focus.  I will focus on my task at hand, at the moment before me, the conversation around me and the people beside me.  Because in the end I’m still going to be clumsy and forgetful; 
but maybe I’ll remember the moments instead of the lists.

And now for some words of wisdom from one of my favorite bands, Alabama.  Because we all could use a little bit of Alabama in our lives, especially on a Friday.

“I’m in a hurry to get things done.  I rush and rush until life’s no fun.  All I really gotta do is live and die, but I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.”


Happy Friday sweet friends!

6 comments:

Liz Fulbright said...

Denise....I feel the EXACT same way! I thought I was the only one! I often tell Nick how I have memory problems and I get sooo frustrated because I forget EVERYTHING!!! I'm sorry you struggle with this too, but it is comforting to know I am not alone. Maybe we can help each other slow down and focus on things:) Hope you have a great and safe weekend! Happy birthday Matt! Miss you guys!!!

Kari said...

It's funny how in every marriage there is one spouse that is like this. My husband at this very moment is running around the house looking for his iPhone box that he kept years ago for the day when he sells it. He is running around the house, making me dizzy looking for this thing. I always tell him, "Matt, sit down. Take 3-4 deep breaths in and out. We will find the box another time. It's not important to do it right now. Relax." haha. It's ok to be in a hurry, I do it too. We all just have to make ourselves slow down a little bit. :) Have a great weekend!

Kari said...

omg. Just realized you have a Matt too! Happy Birthday to him!

Tara said...

I can totally relate!! My husband says that we "spin too many plates at once and before we know it they will all come crashing down". Our thing lately is trying to set boundaries and realizing that it's okay to say no sometimes. Hard to do though.

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

You are so right, it is important to enjoy the moments and not the lists...but the lists kinda help make the moments - oh man, it could be a cycle :) But the photos - they help us unfocused people remember the things we might have missed :) Well that is what I tell myself - photos help me remember to look back and be grateful! Great post! xo

playswithfood27 said...

I lose everything too! It always takes me ten extra minutes to leave the house between having to find my keys and phone! Ps the Spanish moss on that tree is swoon worthy.