This week, I got called up short on some projects I’d let fall idle. A friend had asked me to review her book. When I heard her on Catholic radio, I dug up her book and put it by my bedside. I can’t wait to read it, but I know it is the reward at the end of this week, after I take care of the round tuits that I’ve yet to get around to. In the past week, my weight crept up. The piles of laundry crept up. Errands I didn’t want to do that need to be done, piled up. This week my daughter asked me to get her the paperwork necessary for her learner’s permit test. It’s been a project I’ve put off for several months.
Also this week, the edits on my Helen book come due, so I’ve been logging long hours to remove all the that’s, to bes and other junky phrases. With school is in full session and three kids on the computers daily, screen time is limited. Admittedly, passive construction sounds nice after 10 p.m. Bed sounds nicer. As a mom, it’s very easy to despair over not getting to everything, but being Catholic means we don’t have that luxury. We are to get up and try again every time.
So I’m starting over. I’ve made my list of things to do and I’m going to do them. Exercise, paperwork, read. The past week wasn’t a bust, we threw a Halloween party for our 7 year old daughter, squeezed in a date night and cleaned out a closet and a dresser of clothing for charity. But I’ve now set goals for next week, things that have been put off and put off and put off. I look forward to seeing what you did this week. Post your small successes it in the com box!
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