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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Let It Go.

My days are not my own. And of course this is nothing new, just something new I'm learning and taking to heart again.

I am not sure where my time is going. I seem to have a deficit.

Yesterday flew by with crazy busy mornings and potty accidents and getting out the door.
Returning for a no-nap afternoon, kids home from school with late assignments and a valentine box needing to be made.
M's Valentine box.
Our Book-It pizza dinner is a blur and then it's different directions for J and I as he carts one to gymnastics and I cart others home to bed.

Today, I look at the clock and it's already 1. Much to do in the next 90 minutes before two school-agers with homework walk in the door looking for a snack.

Praying that E keeps sleeping and that H will finally fall asleep. Lord knows he needs a good nap.

Four days and counting, no nap for him and after a busy morning of ECFE Valentine's party and candy galore and he's wiped. And so am I.
H addressing his Valentines for friends.
Looking around at the books left on the living room floor. The toy cars lined up on the steps. The dishwasher light is flashing that the dishes are clean and need to be put away and the garbage can is being blown over by the wind at the end of the driveway.

It is not hard to get overwhelmed.

The one thing I've got going is that the house is clean, top to bottom. Just pick up tasks remain.

I turn off my cell phone that is beeping with new voicemail, ignore the pile of papers and notes on my desk that I promised myself yesterday I would go through today.

Today, my friends, I have decided to let it go.

Maybe this is your reminder to let it go as well...


Anonymous Dadio said...

Enjoy these times, they will be a memory one of these days not to very far from now.

Love to all

February 10, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Good plan! There is always work to be done - enjoy your moments instead whenver possible!

February 10, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger moonsweetie said...

We all need to learn to let go more often - especially shutting off the cell phone!

February 10, 2009 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

It obviously is working with E based on that last picture!! Love it!

February 11, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right we all need to learn to Just let it go once in a while.
I just need to convice Bruce to do that.. :)
Picture's are adorable.

Love You all
Auntie Laurie

February 11, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

If it makes you feel any better, my days fly by fast, too - and I'm not raising a small village! ;)

February 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Megasue said...

Well done you, my dear. There will always be time for papers, blinking cell phones, and pick-up...

So is this a sign that I should let my homework "go" for the evening??? :)

February 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM  

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