Ten points to the first person who can identify that quote.
It's been on my mind today, ever since I made up my "to do" list, complete with times because it was such a hairpin turn kind of day. It went somewhat like this:
Feed various farm animals and kids
Iron linens for church
Take Terzo to storytime at library
(Sneak out to post office and hardware store while he is in there)
Go to Shoprite (take care of banking at same time)
Go to Staples (LSH's business out of ink for fax, slightly emergent situation)
Drop off drinks for church group lunch; cannot stay because need to...
Pick up kids from half day; Primo's friend coming to our house
(note: last four items are accomplished in 40 minutes time, flat)
Make lunch for kids
Take kids to friend's pool
Drop Primo off at baseball practice
Pick up fellow 4H leaders for fair planning meeting, don't get home until 10 pm
My LSH picks up the list after I have made it, and notes that, with the exception of the feeding, shopping and bills, most of it is completely self-inflicted. It seems I am lacking that gene that allows me to say "No, I am sorry, I cannot take on one more thing right now." Plus, these things tend to seem somewhat reasonable to me when considered in isolation, until they snowball into the sort of day I experienced today.
So probably should have came as no surprise to me that I was named (in absentia) as the chair of the kid's county sheep show. After all, why bother to ask? They already knew my answer.