Need organization now

I’ve been struggling through the last couple of weeks, getting lots accomplished and generally doing a good job of meeting everyone’s needs, but I feel like I could do more, both on the work and home front. I desperately need to do what Profgrrrrl did and get my schedule in order. I just haven’t had time to breathe, much less get a calendar together. Okay, I could have skipped blogging, but . . . come on.

Mostly it’s the after work schedule I need to work on. At work, I need for my schedule to clear a little so I can assess what’s going on. This week’s after work schedule looked like this:

Tuesday: Went to drug store for school supplies with Geeky Girl. We did actually have a family dinner. (Oh, and this was the great hamster episode night).
Wednesday: Soccer pizza party. Returned home around 7:30.
Thursday: I went to a talk and dinner with the speaker. Very fun, but still a scheduled event.
Friday: Soccer practice for Geeky Boy.

This means, we will have eaten two meals together and that I’ve been so worn out or out of sorts that I haven’t been able to collect my thoughts and get other things done–like working out, writing. Bleh.

Plus, I haven’t been able to sleep much. I cannot get to sleep with thinking about the things I need to do or dwelling on the hurricane. I even cut back on the caffeine yesterday–didn’t help. What I want to do is get the schedule settled and print it out, so I know what the heck is going on when and I don’t have to rely on my feeble brain to remember.

What Now was writing about how everything she’s doing feels very mediocre because she’s involved in so many things. I feel the same way. And I feel like I need to focus a little, especially on the class, which is going well, but particularly yesterday, I thought I could have done a better job. I have a good group activity planned for next week. I’ve also got other things going in in my other job–like articles to write, presentations to prepare for, workshops to give. My students who work for me have been a godsend. I’ve put them on projects, had them take care of little things I haven’t had time for and other tasks. They’re great.

Despite the lack of a coherent schedule, I haven’t felt too out of sorts, just that nagging at the back of my mind that I’m not quite doing everything I could be.