Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
I truly want to know. There is so much stuff I WANT to do but not nearly enough hours to get it done in.
I want to get my kids up and off to school in the morning. That is more of a have to. Ok, here are the have to’s.
Get the kids off to school. Alyce starts preschool soon, so that is 3 kids that all have to be up, the first one starting at 6:15 and going on until Alyce’s school starts at 8:30.
I HAVE to and WANT to read the Bible first thing in the morning, but I hate being interrupted when I am in the middle of God’s word so I wait until I get them off to get started.
I HAVE to clean the kitchen ever day. I WANT to get that done right after the Bible.
I HAVE to get the kids listening to me so that I don’t feel like I NEED to be the only one to clean the house.
Let’s face it women (and some men), (many of us feel that) the kitchen is our domain. I WANT it cleaned the way I want it clean. I’m a little OCD on other people putting away dishes because they never get put where I want them. I WANT to be able to sit down at the table and not go, I cannot stand the messiness in my kitchen. I just WANT it done.
I NEED to blog every day. I WANT to do it first thing in the morning. I’ve explained it before, my blog is my diary. A (not quite so much for a big) way for me to daily sit down and get my own thoughts out, vent, be proud, just talk about what is going on, ask you questions, etc. It is also part of my business and I earn income through it, so that cannot fall to the wayside again, EVER. Please keep me on my toes with that, all of you.
I NEED to start designing again, my store has completely fallen to the wayside, and not only is it something I love to do, I NEED to do it for the income, so I can contribute to our family’s income more.
I WANT to start digital scrapping my own pages more. I love doing that, it’s a release of creativity, if that makes sense. It’s just a release period, plus it’s a way of keeping memories for my children to share with their children as they look back through their lives through what I made.
I WANT to start reading more again. I love to read period.
I WANT to not be so far behind on my DVRs that I am recording. I have shows that I love to watch, but I keep falling behind on them to do *see all of the above and below*.
I HAVE to take time to sit down and eat with my children at regular times everyday. I had that growing up. That family time is so important. That time should not be used to leave my children eating on their own as I try to accomplish everything that I haven’t gotten done yet.
I HAVE to take my kids to soccer practices and games. 3 kids in soccer, 2 seasons a year, plus Jordan in winter indoor, that’s a lot of soccer, but they need it.
I NEED to start getting to the gym, both for myself and Jordan. Jordan is dying for me to take him to the gym everyday, but again, not enough hours in the day.
I WANT to start making time to play my keyboard since I do not have a full piano. I WANT to get my clarinet repaired and play that also. I sing all the time, but music, it’s my life people. It always has been, and when I hear certain things such as this song below, I have this literal craving within my body to play. I miss it so very much.
Yesterday, I let everything above fall to the side, because I had an idea to share the scriptures that I write down everyday as I read the Bible by putting them into a Google Document. At first I thought it was an awesome way to share with my family things that I found touched me. Then I thought, I could share them with you all too, if you want to read them. The link is always at the top of each post, that will be the current month. On the sidebar near the top, you can find previous months as I move on through the year. This month’s doc is here. That took me awhile between organizing, typing, and taking care of my children, and all I got done was emptying the dishwasher. Oops. I did read the Bible and I blogged a few posts. I also took care of my family, but I didn’t get anything else on my list done.
I also NEED time to spend with my family that is outside of my house, with my friends, I need to find time every other week or so to go out and spend time with my grandma, I just need more time.
I don’t suppose God could give me more hours in a day?
Nope, didn’t that that was his plan for me.
It’s probably to get more organized with my time, to continue writing down things I need to do, things I need to remember, things I need to pray for.
How in the world do you all do it?
On top of everything I do, some of you work outside of the house. Some of you have more kids than I do. Some of you have kids that have special needs. Some of you are taking care of your parents. Some of you are fostering and loving children that need it. I have to say, I am feeling absolute amazement for all of you that do all of that.
At least I am not feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed out anymore. I just feel disappointment in myself because I haven’t done what I wanted to.
I could sleep less…. but I already am operating on about 4 hours a night.
I HAVE to do better than that too. I know that is why I am so absent minded and forgetful all the time.
Tell me please, how do you do everything you do, because I know you all are completely amazing!
Let me leave you with a couple of new pics of the dogs and cat –
Miss Suki – the one who thinks she is the dominant dog in the house
Miss Junie – The one who says, I don’t think so. I was here first, get over it.
I totally am still dealing with the dogs fighting when they aren’t best friends. sigh
Elaina playing with a catnip stuffed mouse. She has gotten so big and has the softest fur you will ever feel on a cat.
I think that is thanks to Wellness Kitten Formula. Her fur felt like any other cats fur when we got her. Lecture time – good quality food – nice fur, skin, bright eyes, and a healthy cat. Just sayin’.
Yep, cats and dogs do get along, especially at my house.
Elaina is a equal opportunity lover. She hangs with the humans in the family, she hangs with the dogs…. not so, well, she’s fond of the birds, in the way that she looks at them as if they are dinner. You could say she loves the birds too.
Have an absolutely beautiful day and feel God’s love wrap around you like a warm comforting blanket.