Saturday, April 2, 2011
Aren't you so glad, you get to start fresh every morning? Every week? Every year? I know I am! I am doing remarkably well on the "no chocolate", but I'm not sure what happened to my 40 bag challenge (well, I'm pretty sure I got rid of the bulk of our junk before Lent started actually). As far as more prayer time goes, don't ask! I'm so glad I get to try again each day. The way I look at it is when you have a particularly bad day or week (or month or year), there's no where to go but up right? Not that I'm having a bad year or even a bad week, but the days just seem to fly by with not nearly enough time to do all that I could/ would/ should do! The Florida homeschooling law states that kids must "show progress commensurrate with their ability". I love this law. It applies really well to adults too. If I dusted a few surfaces today, that's progress right? So what if my house will never pass the white glove test, it's the effort that counts. This is what I know in my heart. It's not so much what I think in my head though. In my head I want the house to be spotless, the kids to be spotless, schoolwork to be all caught up, laundry to be all caught up, etc etc. Since we always wear clothes, I know that the laundry thing is a logisical impossibility, but still I dream. I think I need to lower my expectations. I was going to say that I am making progress in this area as illustrated by the fact that I've done almost nothing so far today. Then I remembered what I had actually done today, gotten up very early to say goodbye to Mike and Madi who are heading to the northeast for a few days. Madi has her big thirteenth birthday New York City event with Grandpa Sal tomorrow. Talked and cuddled with Jake, read some of my book, dozed a little, made a good breakfast for myself and the boys (bagels and bacon), took Jonathan to the theatre where he is hanging lights, did some laundry, cleaned up a little in Madi's room (including the dusting of a few surfaces that I mentioned earlier), went to the gym, and helped Jake write his first article for the locally run online magazine for kids by kids, all this I did before noon! This is my problem, in my mind it looks like I haven't done much today. Looking back at me from the computer screen, I guess my mind is wrong. I need to make progress on not needing to make progress. I think I'll take the rest of the day off!