If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Doing it all ????

We have neighbors that have the most beautiful well-manicured lawn I have ever seen,  They spend lots of time mowing it just a certain way and redoing the flower beds.  They do most of the work themselves but they also have professionals come to trim the trees and  do the feeding-weeding-and bug-killing spraying.

Our lawn turned brown this past summer from the heat and drought but our neighbors have a had a beautiful golf course quality lawn year round.

They are very nice people, busy with work, their son, golf, redoing a classic car and lots of yardwork.   

So what do my busy neighbors have to do with this cute picture of my granddaughter in a 1999-ish diaper?

Elizabeth in a retro diaper from neighbor Marcus

Well,  Mrs. Neighbor stopped me last month when I was out walking with my grandchildren.  She  had a package of diapers for us,  she sheepishly explained that their only son, who is 6 feet tall and 14 years old,  found the diapers in his bathroom cabinet.  They were his diapers but obviously he has has not needed them in at least 11 years. The diapers have been stashed away in a cabinet all this time.
I am glad she shared the diapers with us,  even if she was a little embarrassed about still having them.

I  have organized cabinets and a brown yard, while my neighbor may spend less time on her cabinets and has a green yard.    I don't think either of us is right or wrong,  we are just doing what works for us.

The moral of this little story- other people/bloggers may look like they have everything just perfect but really,  nobody can do everything.  Don't put other people who seem to be perfect on pedestals and don't look down on others or yourself when things are less than perfect.

Do what you can,  let other people do what they can and lets just enjoy others and ourselves as we all do the best we can -and not stressing about stuff that does not matter.


  1. Oh this is so good!!! I love it!!! You are so right. I don't know if I have ever told you this but I think of the name of your blog all the time. When I get up and have a task to do that I really don't want to do, I think to myself...if you do stuff, stuff gets done!!!! So you are thought of often! Seriously.

  2. Great post, I love this!

    Hey, thanks for following me on Pinterest. I'm following you too. I also sent you a friend request on FB.


  3. So true! And funny about the diapers--but I'm sure they work just as good as this year's diapers!

  4. Love this post, you are RIGHT ON! We each have strong points and weak points, and that makes us unique. You've just gotta be yourself. I've been fighting to be able to be myself for a long time, without listening to "others' expectations," and am JUST NOW getting to that better place. My hubby has been encouragement on that, and I'm sure thankful. I feel so much better! Believe me, our homestead has a good mix of "things under control" and "things NOT under control," but we're all together here, and HAPPY, and it's all OURS. :) Hope you have a good rest of the week!

  5. I haven't diapered any kids since the 90's. That diaper looks perfectly current to me. Have they really changed?

  6. Rhonda, your post is so very well said!!!!! My house may not always be the best kept but I (along with husband and son) will drop our stuff to go help family or friends with what they need or want done and leave ours. I have been staying with a great aunt for almost the last 3 weeks at night so just the basics are getting done here with us all working.


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