My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CPU upgrade

Last night I was telling Jeff that my brain was like an overloaded computer.  I have too many “programs” that are running constantly.  It bogs down my mind, so that I have trouble processing the simple tasks.  Like being able to focus on making lunch without getting distracted by a million other things.

He, being the computer whiz that he is, told me the simple solution… I need to upgrade my CPU. 

Here is an example. These are the things that I was trying to do WHILE making Mac-n-cheese:

Hold Simon, who would otherwise be crying and clinging to my legs.

Clean the high chair tray

Help Savannah decide which accessories to wear on the first day of school.

Make a master list of school supplies that needed to be bought today.

Help Josh figure out why changing the batteries didn’t fix the problem. (Not my specialty)

Reassuring Jonah that I do have more salt to add to the salt shaker when it runs out.

And OF COURSE the phone was ringing.  Someone trying to sell me something.

Anyone know how to upgrade my CPU?


  1. Just think....your mommy computer has been going for 13 years!!! No wonder it needs an upgrade...let's go get a pedicure maybe that will give you a re-boot....
    Loved spending time with you this weekend....thanks for all your help this you!

  2. oh mom! hehe i luv you!