Tackle It Tuesday – Week 39? – I am losing count…

by Janice

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So I have been letting things pile up – literally…



The week started off tidy since we had just got everything under control for the cleaning lady on the weekend. But clutter and laundry sure can pile up fast! Since I only have my cleaning lady come every other week, the off weeks I get lazy and let things get sloppy!

So time to tackle! I got the stair and table back in order and I am still working on the laundry. (That will take me most of tomorrow too!)


(Tonight as I was tackling I got a bit light headed and my vision went blurry and crazy. I lay down on the couch and after 20 minutes it regulated. So I am now quickly trying to get this post up cause I know you are all waiting to link up. But while doing so, my vision has gone all crazy again. I am having a brutal time seeing the screen! I suppose it is a kind of dizziness. I don’t know. But it is very unnerving. It has happened to me before when I have been working for hours at the computer, but not this badly. Anyway, my plan tonight was to add the last few blog party prize listings, but obviously I must stop looking at a computer screen and lie down. So if your prize listing is still missing – so sorry – it should be up tomorrow. – Now don’t you wonderful friends start worrying about me! I am sure it is nothing. But if I am still having vision problems tomorrow. I will go to the doctor. I just wanted to let you know why this tackle is late and why the party listings still aren’t finished!)

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Adventures In Babywearing February 27, 2007 at 2:07 am

I hope you got some rest and are doing better! I had a whole Tackle It Monday going on in my kitchen today! Tuesday will be recovery day for me… if I ever get myself to bed and get some sleep!



2 Aimee February 27, 2007 at 2:10 am

I hope that you feel much better soon. It’s never fun when your trying to do something and get dizzy. Take it easy!! :)


3 jewlsntexas February 27, 2007 at 3:25 am

Hey girl – that heavy dose of medicine to get through the concert may be making you dizzy. I get bouts of dizziness with high blood pressure. If you were taking any kind of cold medicine – that too can drive your pressure up – and then all that bending up and down to clear the stairs, etc. can make it worse. Try to take it easy.
I hope you feel better soon – I will be praying for you.


4 Trista February 27, 2007 at 3:29 am

I had this all throughout my last pregnancy. Sometimes I would feel faint. I was told it was stress, anemia, blood pressure, my eyes going bad, you name it…but nothing was ever done to fix it. I was told it was just a “pregnancy symptom” and it would go away. For a while, it did…then I went to see an eye doctor. I had to get glasses for astigmatism. Good luck! I know exactly how you feel.


5 Steph February 27, 2007 at 4:44 am

Oh my gosh, we are in exactly the same boat! My house looks way worse than yours! I don’t have pregnancy wearing me down though. My baby is sick and I have been sick so those two things have completely decimated my house! It’s amazing how quickly it can get out of control!! My mom said “you do what you can do”. That made me feel much better! Keep that in mind and try to get some rest!!

Oddly enough my laundry room and my kitchen table are the two worst spots in the house as well!! The third worst right now is the main bathroom thanks to my son who has “7-year-old-boy aim” and who is a sloppy tooth brusher! :o)


6 Liza February 27, 2007 at 5:35 am

Great job on tackling those chores above!
Take care of your self now… I said a prayer for you.


7 jen February 27, 2007 at 5:45 am

Im praying for you and bubs I hope your feeling better


8 palmtreefanatic February 27, 2007 at 7:08 am

this looks great! GREAT JOB!


9 Celeste February 27, 2007 at 7:13 am

This is my first time doing the this. I almost chickened out.


10 Kari February 27, 2007 at 7:55 am

Feel better!


11 misslionheart February 27, 2007 at 8:09 am

My tackle(s) are overwhelming!

Hope you are relaxing now. Why not get the cleaner to come twice?


12 Karen February 27, 2007 at 8:28 am

Your tackles look great! I’ve got my laundry room on my list, but didn’t get to it this week – maybe next week. Rest up and hope you feel better quickly!


13 Stephanie February 27, 2007 at 8:47 am

Great tackle.
Hope you are feeling better. Really we can wait for TT! Take care of yourself!


14 Jenny-up the hill February 27, 2007 at 8:59 am

Hope you were able to get some rest Your tackles look great! I’ve got a few piles…well, a few gazillion piles…growing over here!


15 Angela Giles Klocke February 27, 2007 at 9:09 am

Yup! I tackled finally moving into this house!


16 Heather February 27, 2007 at 9:47 am

You’re doing great on your tackle. Feel better soon!


17 Jill February 27, 2007 at 10:09 am

Great job on the tackle….. and i have to admit I was happy to see I’m not the only with a laundry pile that looks like that.

As for your vision problem, Lindsey at Suburban Turmoil blogged last month about a vision issue she having (she’s in her third trimester) and she was diagnosed as havin occular migraines, which involved a lot of other symptoms than the blurry vision you’re talking about but you definitely want to get that checked out! Pregnancy does weird things to our bodies, so don’t be afraid to call the doctor on this one, it might not just be about starin at the computer.

Take care!!


18 Carey February 27, 2007 at 10:17 am

I hope you are feeling better? Are your eyes better today?
Way to go on your tackles, I dont have one today, but im hoping to tackle the girls room next week.


19 Kelly February 27, 2007 at 10:30 am

Okay, okay, how did I miss you are pregnant? Hope you are feeling better today, Janice. Take care of yourself!


20 Ruth February 27, 2007 at 10:49 am

i just got back after being away for 2 weeks….can you say CLUTTER MOUNTAINS! ahh!


21 Marcia February 27, 2007 at 11:13 am

Please rest!!!

A friend of mine had the blurry thing once and the doctor said it was something to do with her iron levels.

But take it easy!

Mine’s up at http://organisingtips.blogspot.com/2007/02/tackle-it-tuesday-shoes.html


22 Celeste February 27, 2007 at 11:29 am

Do get those eyes checked out! It could be something serious. The eyes are mirrors to our health


23 Heather L. February 27, 2007 at 11:46 am

Hope your eyes stop playing tricks on you. Your house looks great! Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!


24 Mrs Lifecruiser February 27, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Excellent tackled, especially when you’re mentioning the dizziness! I’m impressed. Take it easy and rest now.

You have to take care :-)


25 jenny February 27, 2007 at 1:06 pm

I can’t avoid clutter as well…it seems like they accumulate everyday!lol!

Now, at least u could eat at ur table*wink*


26 Karen February 27, 2007 at 1:52 pm

I’m actually being inspired right now to turn off the computer and tackle my office!


27 tanyetta February 27, 2007 at 2:09 pm

i wish i had a cleaning lady. :)


28 ChupieandJsmama February 27, 2007 at 2:45 pm

My tackle is up. It’s pretty light this week. My cleaning lady just left. It’s the first time she was here and she’ll be coming for me once a month. I love it!!
I hope you are feeling better. Take it easy and take care of yourself :)


29 Megan February 27, 2007 at 2:53 pm

I experienced dizzy spells like that with my last pregnancy- turns out it was a symptom of my (previously undiagnosed) gestational diabetes. Hope you feel better soon!


30 Race Mom February 27, 2007 at 2:56 pm

I hope you feel better soon sweetie!


31 Michelle Potter February 27, 2007 at 4:58 pm

I had the vision/dizziness problem with two of my pregnancies. In my case it wasn’t anything serious and it went away. But it can be a serious blood pressure problem.


32 Anna February 27, 2007 at 9:07 pm

I hope you feel better.


33 Wendy February 27, 2007 at 9:11 pm

Are you eating enough? My vision does that when my blood sugar is low. Take care of yourself and that baby!


34 Erna February 27, 2007 at 10:11 pm

Clutter sure does pile up . . . job well done! I hope you were able to get the rest you needed.


35 Jen February 27, 2007 at 11:19 pm

I hope that you are feeling better today. Great job on tackling the piles–it looks so much better. I don’t understand how the clutter can pile up so fast! Good luck with your laundry, but take it easy on yourself. It will be there when you are feeling up to it.


36 Marina Westerdahl February 28, 2007 at 7:06 am

Good job cleaning all that up!! It raised my anxiety level just looking at it!! There are days when my house has a similar appearance and it is such a BIG JOB to clean it all up!!


37 Steph February 28, 2007 at 9:25 am

I am up a day late and it’s not what I intended to tackle. :o(

I hope you’re feeling better today!! ((((HUGS))))


38 ThoughtfulMom February 28, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Lots of work done this week!


39 Amber February 28, 2007 at 6:02 pm

Hope you’re doing better. I had similar issues when I was pregnant due to low blood pressure and dehydration. High blood pressure can also cause the vision issues. Now I know that I have NCS and that probably had something to do with it. Good job tackling through it all!


40 Scrapping Servant March 1, 2007 at 7:02 pm

It’s funny that I ran past this, because I totally just shared the dishes I tackled on my new blog this week! They took me 2 and 1/2 hours!!!


41 vicki smith March 5, 2007 at 5:42 pm

My friend Julie emialed me about this site and I had to come check it out! This is a wonderful place for moms to come! I haven’t had alot of time to really read everything but what I have seen I really like. I can’t wait to come back and read more when the kids let me! LOL


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