Conversations with My Mom

Well first let me tell you about my mom, I love this woman so much but she never ceases to crack me up. She calls me yesterday morning all flustered and the conversation went something like this(she is red I am blue):

“Oh Toni I just can’t do this”
“What are you talking about”
“I have over 300 emails in my inbox and it is just too many and I just open it and look at the amount in there and close it because it gets me all worked up”
“well now mom you know if you close it they just pile up right”
“I know but I can’t go through all those that’s too many, so that’s why I am calling you”
“Okay well what can I do to help you”
“Get me organized”

*Now let me stop for a moment to let you know what my mom does for a living, along with pastoring a church, she cleans houses and does garage sales for people, meaning she gets them ORGANIZED…ahhh the irony LOL. Okay back to the story..

“Okay mom what do you want me to do”
“Go through my emails and clean out my inbox”
“Um okay I don’t really know what you want me to do with them”
“Just put them in folders for me to go through later”

*aha moment: 300+ emails in folders looks much better than 300 + emails in your inbox.

“Okay mom I will take care of it”
“You know we need you here to be our pest control (they also have a pest control business) and church secretary too”
“Alright mom, when I move there I will be the one to get you and keep your organized, I am going to go now and get you email all fixed”

So I work for 3/4 hours on her email and get rid of all the forwarded silly emails and put everything in folders so I am super proud of myself and I call mom this morning

“Mom have you checked your email’
“Yep I only had 2 in there thank you so much”
“Now what you need to do is every day go into at least one folder and clean it out, get rid of what you don’t need, the stuff I wasnt’ sure if you needed or not, then once you get those cleaned out you should be able to keep your email up’
“Thank you so much”
“You’re welcome, love you”

Can I just say I love this woman, the woman who is wonderful at organizing everyone else but yet can’t seem to keep her life organized…murphy’s law I guess. Now how much do you want to bet I will get a call in a few days from her saying she has 300 more. Love you Mom!


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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    Posts like this make me miss my mom…

  2. 2

    Oh, I could have the same conversation with my mom, you bet. Too funny!

    By the way, I love the Nobama mama deal on your page…mind if I thieve it?

  3. 3

    You are a nice girl!

    Will you do my email next? LOL!

  4. 4

    I can’t stand for my e-mail to be like that. I have a bit of an OC streak. Funny but my mom is the same way. She was after me to get organized adn get rid of stuff when Munch was born and then I went to her house for vacation and just about lost my mind!

  5. 5
    Keep It Classy, Jen

    That’s awesome…my mom is so not tech savy! She pulled up her calculator and couldn’t understand why is wasn’t doing anything…”Ummm, mom your monitor is not touch screen…you have to use the mouse!”

  6. 6

    That’s cute. What a good daughter. 🙂 We all know how inboxes can get overwhelming though!

  7. 7

    How sweet and funny. I get that way sometimes…just hide it from me so I don’t know it’s there!