My new strategy in parenting/home upkeep is to try to get one (ONE!) thing done a day. Today it is laundry. My bed is covered in piles of clean, wrinkled and unfolded laundry and here I sit. Yesterday it was uploading photos to my external hard drive. And, would you believe it takes me all day to do my one task? Well, yes, you would. Because if you've ever had a newborn, particularly one who insists on being held 22 hours a day and having diaper blowouts on me every hour or so, then you know what I'm up against here. Especially if you are like me and find you can spend hours fiddling around with photos (how much contrast is too much when converting to black and white, etc?) trying to get a baby announcement together before your kid goes off to kindergarten. And, of course, I can't do ANY of these things during nap time. Because I have to nap then. So, there you have it. In summary: continually doing something and yet not getting nearly enough done.
As for the voting, Picture number four was the clear winner with 18 votes. The second runner up was photo eight with seven votes. And, now I've taken more that I'm trying to decide on. So, really it is no more clear to me than it was before I started.
Now I have to go move that laundry off my bed and onto the floor, for, lo, it is naptime. In today's post-nap line up, flu shot for poor unsuspecting toddler. Stay tuned.
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