Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Need A House Fairy

I have an ugly confession.  Today I was sitting at my desk when I realized my brain had stopped.  I had no real thoughts, no real desires, no motivation and no idea what to do next.  I remember the phone rang and it was a struggle to keep up my end of the conversation.  I was absolutely brain dead.

You may wonder how I got into such a state, and I will tell you it wasn't easy.  I had multi-tasked myself into a stupor.  I was digitally scrapbooking at the same time I was taking orders, filling orders, handling numerous kid issues, cleaning my storage closet, imagining my next blog post, figuring out what was for dinner and planning the volunteer work I was going to to that day.  Amazingly enough that is not what sent me over the edge.  I made the mistake of opening my eyes and looking around my house.  That is what did it.  There was too much to look at and my brain just shut off.  Ding!

My house was not trashed, it was just well loved by my kids and there were toys in random places.  You would think I would have been happy they weren't fighting, but that was not even on my radar.  I was 100% overwhelmed by the stuff I was seeing and my brain stopped.

I had a professional organizer tell me that being overly visually stimulated can exhaust you faster than most things.  The more your eye has to see and process the easier it is to become overwhelmed.

The good news is I proved her right today.  The bad news is the house fairies did not arrive to hide everything. grrr... I need house fairies.

So after the kids were in bed and my hubby was home I sat on the couch watching TV. Yes I know that is yet another form of visual stimulation, but at least I knew anything I saw on the TV was not my problem to solve.

After sitting there for a while I realized I was still feeling overwhelmed and I wasn't even doing anything.  I thought about getting a massage, but frankly that was just one more thing to add to the list of things to get done.

So I sat and ate chocolate.  Oddly enough I don't even really like chocolate, but I ate a lot of it anyway.

I thought about trying to solve this problem but I decided to let it go for tonight.  Tomorrow I may cover up half my house with white sheets so I can see less stuff, but who am I kidding, my sheets are loud too.

Oh well.  Maybe I just need to turn my brain off and sleep for a month.  Anyone know of any house fairies who can take over for me until then?


  1. Her name is Myrna. She is expensive but trustworthy. Want her number? :-D Do you speak spanish?

  2. Ha! I am guessing she doesn't sneak in during the middle of the night and get rid of everything I don't want to look at. I speak enough Spanish to get myself into trouble, but not enough to be helpful. Thanks anyway!