My failed attempt at extreme multi tasking

 Yesterday, I enjoyed a fun decorating project. I had waited almost two years to do this project. On the day that I had scheduled to do the project, I had a conflict that I didn’t anticipate (scheduling isn’t my best skill!). The project that I ended up by doing was a painting at a fun paint night event at St. Timothy Lutheran Church.


What could be more fun than paint night? I had a great time making this painting and hanging out with the other painters. Plus there were refreshments, so it was a win-win situation. The painting that I was directed to make had a thankful theme to celebrate Thanksgiving 2019. That painting is now hanging on my wall next to my front door. 

After almost two years, I still feel thankful. Thankful for being alive, thankful for family and friends, thankful for the simple things of life.

Both projects were supposed to be done with groups of people all doing the same activity. But, because of the accidental double booking, my participation in the second activity, which was scheduled for a fall evening in 2019 (the same evening as the paint night!) at the Grand Island Golden Age Center, had to be postponed. Little did I know how long it was going to be postponed!


Yesterday was the day, at long last! I spent much of the day doing the fun creative project, which including painting, gluing, and embroidery. It was a fun activity. I ended up by doing it by myself, partly at the Golden Age Center, where I went to have lunch and play bingo (I didn’t win, lol), and partly at home.

It was a much-delayed activity but it was still very enjoyable, and I learned a valuable lesson from the experience: Don’t double book yourself. It is physically impossible to be in two places simultaneously! Extreme multi-tasking does not work!

What sort of oops experiences have you had lately?

4 thoughts on “My failed attempt at extreme multi tasking”

  1. pamtheamericandogrunner

    That's so funny I posted about painting today too! Loved your THANKFUL painting!
    I don't exactly see the fail there- I only see successes in all you did!

  2. Hi there Alice. Thank you for sharing your post. Like the projects and glad you finally got to do them. On Monday I was planning on taking my friend out to lunch for her birthday but got so involved in working on posts, etc when I realized it was 10 minutes before I was supposed to be there. Well I wasn't even ready and it usually takes about 10-15 mins to get where we were going. Obviously, I was going to be late. I called my friend real quick and apologized. We still made it to lunch, just 1/2 later, lol. It happens to us all, just sad that your 2nd was postponed so long because of the stupid pandemic. However they are very nice. May have to find a paint a glaze party soon 🙂 Thanks again for sharing.

  3. There are so many of those for me! I took my son to the wrong location for a doctor's appointment. He made fun of me, and fortunately, the real appointment was still in the neighborhood so we were on time.

  4. I love your thankful painting! My latest "oops" was the other day when Lia and I were making ice cream. I forgot to check on the ingredients before starting to make it and then realized we didn't have heavy whipping cream! So not to disappoint Lia, I substituted it for condensed milk. Was it deliciouly sweet!

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