Monday, June 30, 2008

Somebody throw the Caution Flag


I demand a 'slow down'.

Throw some speed bumps out there.

How about some rumble strips.

I'd even go for the cops flashing their blue lights at know, the warning flash of blue telling you that you had better slow your roll before you have the joy of being pulled over and humbled with a ticket. (yes, I may have had a flash or five two in my life.)

Slow me down...there's just been too much going on.

How in the world do people do it?

People who have to get up, get ready, get children ready, leave the house and do stuff, or work, in, all week.

Ella had dance camp last week and it wore me out. But that wasn't all. There were other things that went along with that...we were out a lot last week.

I was already going to make myself joyfully get up every day to workout, but I only have to get out of the house (by a certain time) once a week right now. Going and doing everyday was hard for me. It's just not my norm. Ever since I quit working at Mother's Day Out, my routine is pretty much whatever I make it. And I say we have no reason to get out of the house everyday.

And I am so thankful that I don't have to be anywhere the other four weekdays, until...

Uh oh. Until August.

In August, the kids will start going to Mother's Day Out and my Wednesday Bible Study will start back up. That's three days of going and doing.

I will have to get better about planning ahead. I haven't really had to do that for...good's been just over a year. I've been so 'go-with-the-flow' for so long that I'll need to retrain my brain.

And yes, I believe you can teach an old dog new tricks. (I must believe)

Even though this is a holiday week and we have a tiny something planned, it won't compare to last week.

I'm looking forward to being at home...

...which is really clean because we had a showing Saturday night...

...which was perfect timing because I'm hosting Bunco at my clean house this week...

...which is actually tonight so the rest of my week will be s-l-o-w...

...slow enough for naps when the kiddos are napping...

...naps that 'refuel' me - just like the cars when the Caution Flag is out.

Ah...the caution.

Here's to slowing down before a ticket is issued.



Jane @ Kidzarama said...

Good luck on the slowing down. I've never found it easy, either. :)

Anonymous said...

Hubby put the breaks on me. He realized that my blowing and going was stressing me out, the kids out and he wasn't getting the attention he deserves at night. The first thing to go was LBS and this coming year it will be MDO. We still do stuff during the week (I couldn't stand being at home all the time), but no time schedules, no pressure and I can accomplish more.

I agree mommies who have to work amaze me.

Amy said...

I know what you mean about not knowing how people do it (running around that is) every day.
The three days "a year" that I have to get the boys to their achievement testing location by 7:45 in the morning are exhausting...It makes us thankful every year that we don't have to race out of the house like that every day.

And yay! Your house is clean for Bunco...As a former Bunco player myself...I know how great that makes you feel.:) (I still get excited any time I roll the dice and see a "six.") ;)

Heather said...

I know exactly where you are coming from --I HATE having to be up and about and going, going, going everyday and I don't envy anyone who does it normally. No thank you.

rthling said...

I threw it down on myself today. I lay around all day long, sometimes asleep and sometimes watching the tube. After going camping, and practice and performing I Hear America Singing, I was whooped. (Is that how you spell it?) But I have to admit, I could sleep for another day or two.

Shannon said...

And that's why I enjoy my summers off!! I can do exactly NOTHING if I want or busy up my week and I'm getting paid to do it! :D

I am glad that we joined the Y though, so at least I have some motivation to go somewhere fun and talk to other adults.

The Boyds Family said...

Hey! When you find that flag...throw it down for me too. :)