Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I need serenity or I just need to be more organized

Wednesday: Fettucine with brussel sprouts and pine nuts


Reflections from the back counter

If only I could be more organized! How many times have you said that to yourself and why is it that organization is such an unattainable goal for many of us? I do believe that self organization is not truly the issue . I would bet that most mothers did a pretty good job of organizing their lives prior to the onslaught of responsibilities that accompany marriage and motherhood. Wanting to be more organized is the natural response to the increasing demands on our finite resource of time and our need to do things well. Let's face it, running a family and a household is a full time job that is comparable to running a small business. Unfortunately, there are no employees to whom we can delegate, no small business loans available to float cash shortfalls, and no board of directors managing and guiding our decisions.

In addition, while we are striving to become better organized and in control of our lives, our minor children and in some instances, our spouses are coming behind us and creating chaos and disarray. There are days when I feel like I am trying to herd cats or hold sea foam in my hands; both impossible tasks.

The ability to organize is the most important tool we as women have in our life skills toolbox. If we were unable to make lists, keep calendars and multitask, our families would implode.

I too wish that I could be more organized but the truth is, I and most other mothers are already doing a pretty darn good job of it. Menu planning and feeding our families healthy meals is a great start on organization. Hopefully, the Backcounter Buffet is a tool that helps.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change.




© Eclisse Creazioni Art & Photography said...

Ugh I hear ya!!!! Organization is just what i need right now and with 2 kids under 3 is just IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

Brunette said...

Organization - do I know that word? Haha, I am organized at work, but forget it at home. Menu planning has always been helpful to get things prepared, I just need to get back into it.