Here's an example: In helping Melissa clean and decorate their new home for the past two days I had a list of things we wanted to get done in two days. It was a very do-able list.
But this is what I do: I start to install the curtain rods on the first of two windows in the boys' play room. Should only take about ten minutes to screw in four brackets. Then I notice that the windows are filthy. I get down off the step stool, find the windex and clean the windows. Then I notice the curtains we are going to hang are ones that were previously hanging in the boys' old bedroom. They haven't been washed, ever. So I throw those into the washing machine. OK, now back to the windows. The inside of the glass is clean (the outside will have to wait until spring), but the window frames and sills are filthy, which I discovered while cleaning the glass. They aren't just dirty, they are old and should be replaced, but I can only do so much. Back down off the step stool and get the pledge and Old English. If you have never used Old English to shine up wood and cover scratches, you need to get it. It can make old, scratched, dull wood shine and look like the pretty antique that it is. OK, got that done. Then continue with the brackets. Oh shoot! I put the first one up backwards. Now I need another cup of coffee. I go into the kitchen and notice there are some sticky spots on the floor. I have to clean the floor before I can get my cup of coffee.