Monday, July 25, 2011
What WASN'T on your list today?
If you're a mom and a writer (which I think most of my viewers are), you probably have lists.
Here are a few lists I can see from where I sit right now:
*one on the fridge detailing today's caloric intake (it's a weight loss year, people)
*one on the counter with the EXTRA chores my children "earned" last night from some naughtiness
*one listing the homes we want to look inside (we'll be moving this fall)
*and the dreaded To-Do List
If you're like me, your to-do list is usually longer than your to-do energy on any given day. I often look at my list at the end of the day and wonder where all the time went. Sometimes I'm lucky to have a few of the items crossed off at all.
A few months back, I saw a post from a mommy writer about all the things that she DIDN'T put on her daily list yet still had to accomplish. These are the little moments that are life's necessities. It made the blogger feel better about what she had accomplished.
So, here's what wasn't on my list today:
-make breakfast (three different ones for picky kids)
-share my shower for the third day in a row with my little girl
-help kids complete their chores (I don't do them for them, just help them see what they missed)
-help decorate a room
-encourage a friend
-call my sister
-schedule some upcoming plans
-write a blog post
-do four heads of hair
And it's only 1:30.
Mommy writers ARE busy, and I hope you realize that any single task you can cross off today's list is an accomplishment. Do your best. Ask for God's help. And everything will work out okay.
What WASN'T on your list today, but it took up your time anyway?
Posted by Maggie at 1:29 PM