Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Schedule

For as long as I've been a Mom, I've been able to make it by "flying by the seat of my pants." Well it ain't working anymore. I don't think my personality is one that can fully do that anyway (in other words, I'm not very laid back!). I get these days where I'm zombie-like, and I've convinced myself that if I have a schedule, I can just look at it, and it can tell me what to do (I'm one of those that actually like to be told what to do!). If you're interested, here is a link to it:


The thing I must realize about schedules is that I must hold on to them loosely. Children get sick; my husband may need encouragement; today may be sunny, the rest of the week rainy, so I may want to write off today and take advantage of the sun. I must remind myself daily that life is more important than my plans. So with that in the back of my mind, I will not freak out if everything doesn't go according to the schedule. I can't do that as it would be a sin.

There are a few things I plan to tweak. One is the amount of TV time. This winter was tough, and I slid into some pretty bad habits with the TV. Sadly, whats reflected on the schedule is an improvement. Also, come summer, I will switch the whole thing up as we plan on spending a good chunk of the day at the pool :)

Proverbs 16:3 and 9 - "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."


Dave s said...

Hi Jen - just testing to see if this goes through - had a problem. LizS

Dave s said...

Jen - why do you use a sponge when baking WWBread? I bake the bread too, using just about the same ingreds as you, but don't do the sponge. What does the sponge do? My bread can be dense and dry too, I use the bread machine, and love it.....and why don't you just bake it in the machine rather than the oven? Just curious. LizS

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow