Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Best Laid Plans

Well I had hoped to make at least a post a week but time has once again gotten away from me. I'm starting to add back in some activities we had dropped since returning home with Audrey (like the wonderful women's Bible study Wednesday mornings at my church.). I have missed that so much. The discipline of studying the word of God, in an inductive study, and having the accountability and fellowship of these other women is such a gift and blessing to me. So that has added another aspect to my week, albeit an important one, that has challenged me to keep up with my other daily chores so that it is not a hinderance.

Pinterest has also become a fun, although completely unproductive, time waster for me! To be fair, I have to admit I've found some great recipes, organizational tips, and some great outfits ;-) on there! I usually indulge in Pinterest once a day, after I've put Audrey down for the night and I'm sitting outside her bedroom door, waiting to hear her quiet down before I go back downstairs. I have to do something while I'm sitting there or I would go mad! But Pinterest is great for inspiration and I've definitely found it there!

I'm also back on the bandwagon to lose those stubborn 10-15 pounds that have eluded me since I shed my post pregnancy weight 10 years ago. So I'm up at 5:00 to workout, do my bible study, then hopefully get the girls up around 6:15-6:30 for school. Man. It's hard to get up that early. Especially after we've been sleeping in and staying up late from Christmas break! Can I hear an "amen"?! This is now my mantra:

I'm still behind in a gazillion things but I'm trying to loose my perfectionist attitude toward some areas of my life and just keep on moving! I'm afraid if I don't start adding these things in I want to get done, they will never be done!

Next up? (Besides getting my Christmas cards and Audrey's announcements out?) Getting my horses back in shape on a regular riding schedule. Doing something with at least 2 of them each day, even if its just grooming them in their stalls on the cold, windy days (like today - high was only 37 degrees!) I have a feeling I'll be consulting the following guide when I do ride - you play with and ride the horse that shows up and I have a feeling I'll need to remind myself of how to adjust myself and methods in order to have a successful ride!

"The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


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