Thursday, December 16, 2010

Multi-tasking gone bad.....

Sometimes when I am doing too too much, everything comes crashing down and sends me back to square negative one. Like this morning, for example. I had been up late night grading term papers and assigning final grades. I woke up early to alter Sailor's leotard for Nutcracker dress rehearsal tonight, organize my courses for next semester, and to make 4 dozen cookies for this afternoon's cookie swap. At 10:30 my hair was still in a wet bun, my kitchen was a disaster and my two young students were trying to teach themselves math while I shouted orders from the kitchen. Right when I was up to my ears in melted chocolate, West tried to get himself a drink of OJ from the fridge and knocked down a full gallon of milk. It splattered all over the kitchen, inside the fridge and all over me. (Goodbye purple shoes, it was nice knowin' ya.) Just at that moment and right as my chocolate was deciding to seize up, the doorbell rang. It was my visiting teachers, the two lovely ladies from church assigned to peek in on me on a montly basis. Sailor answered the door in curlers-she has to have tight wringlets for her Nutcracker performance. Brooke and Amy came right in and helped West mop up the floor while I got the last of the chocolate on the cookies. Even though I'm trying to do much, it felt like someone was looking out for me-crazy, chaotic me. Do you have visiting teachers? You might want to think about getting some. If not, you could find yourself crying over spilt milk in a messy kitchen ten days before Christmas. I narrowly escaped. And you know what? I was so frazzled, I didn't even offer those girls a cookie. I'm pretty sure I can fix that.

PS The cookies were so amazing! I can't wait to post the recipe tomorrow. After I grade 120 more term papers, assign 120 more final grades, make it to two holiday parties and one Nutcracker rehearsal and drop off two plates of cookies to Brooke and Amy. See you then.

6 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Sailor is in the Nutcracker! How wonderful! And I hope life calms down for you soon!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Prudy, your Visiting Teachers came just at the right moment! I love when that happens....! I love all your details! Maybe Santa can bring you some new purple shoes! My goodness girl, you have been busy! You are quite the holiday baker! The smells of Christmas never leaves your home!

Merry Christmas to you and yours and the whole gang!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Tightwad Mom said...

He! He! Christmas miracles come in all shapes and sizes! My Visiting Teachers have saved my bacon a time or two, as well. Bless their little hearts,most of the time they don't even know they are doing it! From one multi tasking mama to another...hang in there "this to shall pass"! If you lived closer to me; I'd crack a Diet Coke for you. P.S. The cookies look delightful! Can't wait to get the recipe.

gigi said...

Little Christmas miracles happen just when we need them :)
Good luck with all the term papers and grades.

Adrienne said...

What a blessing! That's why I go visiting teaching in jeans and tennies. You never know when you'll be called to mop or pull weeds. Hope you are enjoying the er, spirit of the season :)

P.S. Nothing like grading scores of papers and projects. That's how I put myself through college.

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He! He! Christmas miracle are of different shapes and sizes. My visiting teachers has saved me a time or two bacon, and. Bless their little heart, most of the time, they don't even know what they are doing it! From more than one task mother to another... Hang in there, "it should be through the"! If you live in close to me, I will for you to open a diet coke. Note: cookies look happy! Can't wait to formula.