I can’t seem to catch a break this week. Everything has been moving non-stop for days and there doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight. It all started last Thursday, April 14th, when we left for the Midwest Horse Fair. We spent four days there having a great time and returned home on Sunday evening with only enough time left in the day to do a load of laundry for the week.
My work has been extraordinarily hard for the past few weeks. I’ve taken on some new projects and been pressured into working more hours to stay caught up. Everything needs to be done yesterday. I’ve made some serious mistakes and I worry that every day will be my last there. Five employees have put in their 2 week notices in the last two weeks which means more work for the rest of us, on top of all of the new projects. It’s been very stressful which I think is why so many people are quitting.
On top of that, a friend’s 29 year old daughter was found dead last weekend. It’s been heartbreaking. The funeral was today and I cried through the whole thing. We’ve known them quite a long time so it was rough attending that. I was making everyone around me cry. It was hard though, especially when my daughter, who is just a few years younger, is getting married in a few weeks. My friend, the girl’s mom, should be planning a wedding for her daughter too, not planning and going to her funeral. It’s just so awful.
My daughter who is getting married happened to be in town today and I made sure to have lunch with her after the funeral. It really makes you realize that you just never know when and if you will see someone again so it’s important to spend time with loved ones. I’ll be seeing her a lot in the next few weeks while we get things ready for the wedding but that wasn’t going to stop me today, even if I am really busy.
I’m supposed to be going to dinner in a little bit and then I have to go back to work. I have something that has to be done today and even though it will be late, it has to get done. Tomorrow I am hoping to finally clean my front porch. I’m still struggling with it. I don’t know what to do with all the stuff that is out there but I know that I don’t want it on my porch. We sold a lot of the horse stuff that we weren’t using anymore but there’s still a ton that we had to keep. I just can’t seem to get any of it organized. I could put a bunch of it in my truck but that’s a mess right now too!
In the middle of all this excitement, I’m trying to plan a one day horse camp for our horse project. It’s the weekend after the wedding. We have most of it planned but we still need one more thing for the kids to do for about an hour. We’ve also never had a camp so I’m not sure what else we need to do but I imagine there’s a lot to plan yet, and not really many people who want to help out with that. I should be finishing the forms this weekend. Maybe I’ll have a little time after I finish the front porch tomorrow.
Now back to the title of this post. I was on Twitter the other day and some smart guy posted an article about being busy. He was quite proud of himself but the whole article boiled down to this…. People aren’t really busy, they just think they are. They’re really just inefficient. What?!?!?! I’m sure you can imagine what was going through my mind after reading that one!!!