just me talking...

Today has gone better.  I've been convicted that I need to have a quite time each day now (for so long I was in a season of grace with little ones, and the Lord met me there, but now they're older, and no babies currently), and have been trying to wake earlier so I can spend more time with my precious, hardworking husband.

The waking early thing isn't working too well, but I've been able to have quiet time a couple mornings just before the kids get up.  I'm also struggling with how to fit in my workouts, wanting to do that also in the morning, but feeling like quiet time, jogging, AND my morning routine (laundry, dishwasher, etc.) is just a little much. I'd have to get up at, like, 5 or something! I don't think so.

I did manage a few minutes with my Bible this morning, but my workout got pushed back to after lunch, in favor of school.  It worked out OK, but so much got in the way that by the time I got off the treadmill (after applying my monthly haircolor so it could process while I ran!) and showered, we were late for choir practice.

I just shooed the kiddos out to the back yard so I could have a minute to myself. I really feel like I have SO much to do around the house and absolutely NO time to do it. Right now, I need to fold two loads of laundry that's sitting on our bed so we can go to sleep tonight, finish making dinner, make a meeUp for a customer, print a shipping label to send a package to a friend, sweep and mop the kitchen floor, and vacuum up some dried leaves and yard debris that got tracked into our bedroom. And that's not including my list of normal day-to-day chores that I haven't even touched yet!!

I feel such an urge right now to really do some deep cleaning and sorting; there's a shift in what the priorities are here now, and our house needs to shift along with it.  Not sure where I"ll get time to make it happen; anyone got any extra you could send my way? I'll pay you well!

3 readers took time to leave a thought:

Muthering Heights April 20, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

Getting into the habit of waking up early is hard for me too...have you tried doing your quiet time after the little ones go to bed at night instead?

Sara Kay April 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM  

I hear you. At this point, I have given up on doing most of the household cleaning myself. I simply cannot get to it. I found a woman in my neighborhood who cleans houses and I'm having her come twice a month. It's fairly reasonable actually. I got to where the guilt just wasn't worth it anymore. If the house is clean, the guilt is gone, and I can focus more on my family. That is, as soon as the chaos in my world settles a bit!

Rachel April 21, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

I could have written this post.......
aaaahhhhh how to balance everything?
Blessings to you today!

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