Tuesday, March 25, 2008

do as I say...

Every year I say 'something has to give' and every year I take on too much. I'm tired, and getting too old to run around like someone in their 20s. The hard part isn't knowing this, but knowing what to leave behind. Scrapbooking and dance are as non-negotiable as motherhood and teaching. What does that leave me? Usually dishes, laundry, and housework. Anyone who has been here knows I've already left those chores in the dust, so I guess I have to dig a bit deeper (and I do, evenutally, need to do the shortbread/nutella speedy quick dessert dishes from Sunday!). Coaching may not make the cut next year. Giving up a one night per month book based mentoring thing won't really save me much time. That leaves me with 10:00 TV shows, but I can't resist being sucked into Runway and Medium.

As a good friend of mine once said, "Humph!"

5 comments:

Beth said...

you're doing fine--no worries. You can sleep when the kids leave home, in the meantime just enjoy the life around you.

SJ said...

Ahh the trials of trying to become less busy. Never possible if you are a person who just likes to be busy.

katie said...

By saying no to some things, you get to say yes to other things. It's liberating, but not always easy.

Mike said...

I'd suggest getting up a 5:30 and adding some bike-based cardio, but somethings are even more sacred than dance or scrapbooking.

Just make it work!

Weather Boy said...

I'm staying out of this one...except to say do what makes you happy. Truly happy. Period.