When the kids are all in school then I'll have time for...
For years I've had big plans. Plans for what I'd do with ALL my time when the kids were all in school all day; Read, write, paint, organize, declutter, exercise, cook, be crafty...and generally just become the fabulous person I've never had time to become. Well it's week three and so far there has been no transformation. Just as I was about to embark upon my new life of self refinement we decided to buy a project house. All my plans have been put on hold and days are filled with searching for flooring, painting, decorating and other such fun. My to-do list is huge. Even with kids in school all day I don't seem to be checking much off my list. But this weekend (with Brent's help) we did manage to paint the front door and shutters (thus the photo). So although my kids are no longer joining me for midday trips to Target, I'm still learning to exercise patience. Rome wasn't built in a day and apparently I can't accomplish everything I'd like to in two weeks unaccompanied by children. Darn!
Mom to three, runner (I'm slow--but I've finished a full marathon and eight half-marathons), former tech marketing professional, artist wanna-be, writer wanna-be, piano player wanna-be...I keep telling myself I'll take up these hobbies when the kids are older!
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength."
"If not me, who? If not now, when? If it's going to be up to me, it's up to me. One person can make a big difference."
"Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?"
"None of us need one more person...pointing out where we have failed or fallen short. ...What each of us does need is family...who believe in us, and who believe we're trying to do the best we can." -Marvin J. Ashton