The Beginning of the End

Today I accompanied my son’s kindergarten class to the zoo. It was a gorgeous day, and we had a great time. The weather is beginning to border on “hot” at certain points, and I must say that I was a bit envious of those otters splashing around. I’m so ready for summer.

There are now only five weeks left of school, and they are full. Almost every day has something scheduled. Field days, choir programs, baseball, etc. mean that we are quite busy. It’s all good stuff, but there’s a lot of it.

So here’s where I take a deep breath and hold on to my habits. This queen of excuses can’t afford to let my hard work of this school year come to nothing as routine goes out the window for the next few months.

I’m quite proud to say, that although I left for the zoo before 8 a.m. and came home at 2:00 only to switch vehicles and go pick up the other kids, I have now, at 6:30 . . . put in my last load of laundry for the week. Yep, by starting last night and staying on top of it in any minute that I was home, Laundry Day still happened. Now, nothing has been folded yet, but I am planning to do that as I watch Dancing with the Stars.

Whew.

No Magic Formulas

Do you ever wish you would just learn your lesson and never have to be taught it again?

Tonight, as I de-disaster-ized my home before our home group arrived, I was surprised that I was surprised at how bad it had gotten.

What did I expect when I had done exactly nothing to it in three days?

I was thankful that it was recoverable, due to the major decluttering of the past months. I was thankful for my sweet family who was more than willing to help their poor, sick, voiceless mother/wife.

No big revelations to share with this post, other than that I was AGAIN reminded that no matter what happens, no matter how bad I feel or how crazy the schedule, if I don’t at least do the dishes, I’ll feel worse.

--Nony

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