Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not Writers Block

Just so you know, I do not have writer's block.  In fact I have so many things to say I can hardly stand it.  The rote tasks of my line of work afford me plenty of deep thinking time, and I do believe that I will have all the problems of the world solved by the time Boo has graduated from highschool.  Unfortunately I do have time management issues and have not found the time to blog about my ideas.  Blogging takes a lot of time, even when you have a brain full of ideas waiting to be explored via the vehicle of thoughtful writing.  So you'll just have to settle for family updates and unedited photos.  Truly I'm in the thick of it right now with kids in school and kids at home and a husband who deserves to be listened to.  Naptime is spent cleaning and cooking.  I spent my mornings working out and getting into shape hoping that my feet will hold up and give me many long years of service.  My battle against disorganization is being waged, and I'm choosing to be proud of myself for even the smallest of victories.  My bathroom counter is cluttered but my linen closet is organized.  I find myself waking up earlier and earlier, trying to get more mileage out of my day, but only really feeling more tired.  My books call even when the dishes need to be loaded and the counters cleared. (Clear counters are good for the soul.) Sometimes I look around me and think, "Is this really what I was meant to do?"  And then I get sweet Valentines from Pippi or weed flowers from Bardo and Boo hears music and starts hopping around and twirling, and the Warlock bursts through the door chattering about his day, and I realize that I wouldn't be anywhere else.  And even if I'm not becoming as organized as I want or developing all the skills I want, I do see I'm heading in the right direction.  I feel close to God and see His hand in my life constantly.  I love and am loved.  My life is so very very sweet.


Jess said...

Well said! My days feel pretty much the same. :)

Natalie said...

As Isaac's 1st grade teacher would say, "I just had a text to self connection." I very much agree. It takes everything I have to run this household! Plus, when you make trips to the park, personal exercise and learning a priority--there isn't much time left over. You're doing great!

Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

Amen to this post. I am right there with you 100%.