ADD, Baking, Be You, Cakes, Decorating, Hard Work, Just Keep Swimming, Kids, Love
Today is Friday! Yesterday we spent the evening with a very close friend for his birthday! Then we went out to our favorite ‘watering hole’ and had a few more drinks! It was a fun date night. We ran into a few friends sang some karaoke and just had fun! We had some Tequila and we came home before I had too many (seems like a rare date night occurrence lately) and had a great time before we went to sleep if you know what I mean! It was a great evening couldn’t go further without talking about it.
Today is Friday! Tomorrow is The Girl’s Birthday! She is going to be 11! OMG how the heck did that happen? I am of course making her cake and have not got a head start. It is baking in the oven as we speak and it is currently almost 2:00! I am so far behind today! I love baking for my kids they are the reason why I started ever decorating cakes. The Girls first birthday was my first cake, it was a dragonfly! This one is going to be a Topsy Turvy Colorful Polka Dot Cake. Red Velvet with caramel filling and Cream Cheese Frosting Covered in Fondant.
She is having her sleep over today. The friends will be dropped of at 8:00 which means that I have until then to finish the cake and get the house ready for a party! I have had only one regular cake to make this week. A pretty busy but fairly normal week and some catching up from last week’s cake adventure and I have not gotten caught up! The cake is baking in the oven right now! Why can’t I be organized. I did a pretty good job last week. The difference, I had the whole week laid out on Monday. I had a plan! This week I did not have a plan I was kind of flying by the seat of my pants a bit. I had an idea of what I needed to get done but did not have a plan like I did last week.
This is a casualty of my ADD! I hate it! It tells me I really need to set up structure for myself at the beginning of each week and maybe even each day. I could use my writing for this each morning write a plan of my day and set it up but that may get boring for you readers! There has got to be a way for me to get myself more focused and actually get shit done! I am getting a bit frustrated with myself as I write because I feel like I sound so stupid and disorganized or maybe even lazy!
Anyway I have Cream Cheese Frosting to make, a house to clean and a cake to finish. Don’t have a whole lot of time to write too much more! I just have to get thinking what can I do on a daily basis to make things happen that need to happen. I like to say “Just do it” but sometimes there needs to be more direction or breakdown of what needs to get done and what order and how to do it that is an efficient way! I know I can do this I kept my family sane and house fairly clean all while making a cake to feed 300 people! Why can’t I just keep the house clean, bake on small cake and keep the house clean and have time to get groceries and get in my half marathon training too?! …I guess there is a lot on that list isn’t there? I may need to expand my expectations for the time that I have!
For all you ADD overwhelmed folks like me just keep going. Sometimes it is hard you just have to pick something to do and do it. I get so overwhelmed and even trying to pick what I am going to do first is a huge debate in my head. I am working on it with my therapist. Right now I am going to go do dishes, then clean the rest of the kitchen, then move to the dining room and living room last. For me and my ADD brain, making a list (and feeding myself some coffee to perk up my energy) is key! That list needs to be written down on the white board or my phone or on paper if it is in my head it gets lost in the spider web of the rest of my brainstorm! Also a few drops of Young Living Essential Oils: Brain Power, Vetiver, Cedarwood, and Lavender to name a few.
Above all what I need to do is accept myself and love me for me and for what I have done well, today! I did get to have lunch with the Girl at school, took cupcakes in and collected some money for the Boy’s baseball Bat-a-thon fundraiser. Now off to finish this sprint of cleaning and decorating a cake before the kids show up! Love yourself, everyone, even when it’s not your best day! Cake just came out of the oven! I had time to write this post while it baked. Going to go work on that list! Happy list making and crossing off things now!