Monday, April 15, 2013


So, wow, it took me a bit longer to get back here than I anticipated. Mostly because my mind has been a series of jumbled, disjointed thoughts and ain't nobody got time for that. Trust me, I have spared you.

After The Worst Spring Break Ever (the new name for what was our spring break) that involved plague, pestilence and peril I needed last week to recover. I did manage to complete my weekly word count goal by the skin of my teeth and I did manage to get to the grocery store and stock up on meals and I did manage to get back to running so all was not lost. But I had nothing to give otherwise. Certainly nothing you wanted to read.

And now a new week is upon us. A new word count goal. A new list of to-do's. A new set of appointments and meetings and conversations to have. What will you be doing this week? Have you taken some time today to map it out? I know if I don't use Monday to get my feet under me, I spend the rest of the week feeling out of synch. That was part of the problem last week-- Curt and I were out of town and travelled back on Monday, so I felt like I lost that all important day, which meant Tuesday was Monday and well... that's just not right.

So today is about getting on track. And the rest of the week is about staying on track. Making sure I get where I've said I will go. Making sure the stuff that must be bought gets bought. Making sure the people I said I'd talk to hear from me. Making sure that, in all of this, those words get typed into the computer in a way that makes some sort of sense.

And in the meantime I will drive to the school and the sports. I will have a book with me at all times in case I get a few minutes to read. I will start my day with Bible study because my days are better when I spend time reading the Word first. I will cook the food that gets eaten and restock the food when it runs out. And not complain when I have to go BACK to the grocery store even though I swore I wasn't coming back this week. I will conduct the behind the scenes stuff that makes She Reads happen. I will give my kids chores and tell them it is good for them because it teaches them how to function in the real world and makes them better people, but really it just lightens my load and don't we all need our load lightened?

And most of all I will look around me at these people I do all of this for and count myself blessed, blessed, blessed. And that's about all you can do on a Monday.
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Zibilee said...

You are so funny. I go to the grocery store at least 3 times a week, and always tell myself that I'm not going back, but I do!! I am glad that everyone at your house is safe and happy. You do a lot to make that happen, and it's wonderful.

.....Elizabeth..... Polka Dot Skies said...

I hope this week is much better! I have been marking off the To-Do's all morning. Hopefully will finish most of them before it's time to pick up the kiddos from school!

Heather said...

Here's hoping that this week is better for you! Good luck with getting back on track.

Tammy said...

Hope your week is much better. I had to giggle about the grocery store as I go about every day it seems and I always think I am not coming back.

Anonymous said...

And after the tragic events of yesterday afternoon, we see even clearer how true your words are. We are so blessed to have our families to care for and cook for and chauffeur. Let's all love on them a little more today and pray for those families who are hurting.