Today I worked on our family calendar. This is usually NOT fun. Today it was especially NOT fun. We typically prepare for about 6-8 weeks of CRAZY in the Spring. OH I WISH it was just 8 weeks this year! As I wrote out our calendar, week after week, I filled our days with STUFF through JULY. I could have kept going too. But I couldn’t! I had enough of a glimpse into our future to be sure of one thing. I need three of me.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t do TOO MUCH!!!
We are a busy family. We always have been. I think it’s because there are so many of us, HA! In my 20 years plus of parenting I have never felt like we have done TOO MUCH. I felt like I have maintained a balance between school, fun, work, rest and health … but not this school year! It’s been crazy and it only got worse as the year marched on.
At the beginning of Spring I sat down and looked at everything on our calendar. To say I was completely overwhelmed, is an understatement. There was just too much going on. Some of it was our norm, but a lot of new things were on our agenda and they came with a lot of learning. Then there were other “one time” events that demanded priority. Throw in holidays, a vacation, college open houses and marathon training and you have the past 8 weeks of our lives. YIKES. At the time I took a deep breath and prayed for health and time in each day to get it all done. And I’m relieved to say that as of this past weekend we got through it! Except for my marathon this coming Sunday. HA, again! Some people might think that would be the worst if it. But not me. I’m looking forward to. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. It absolutely won’t be. I’m saying it’s going to be freeing. I love to run and to be able to go into this week feeling at ease after weeks of stress and wondering how I was going to fit in my training miles … I finally just get to run.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you happily have no idea how you did it!!!
I got up extra early this morning because I was determined to get my Spring calendar in order. The holidays bring a few weeks of busyness for us, but Spring always seems to bring MONTHS of it. And this morning’s completed calendar confirmed it yet again.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you have LOTS AND LOTS TO DO!!!