Friday, October 19, 2007

Chirstmas is Coming

As I sit and begin planning the holiday, I become a bit overwhelmed at the events and people that demand my time. So... I sit take 10 deep breaths, get out my planner and let my pencil (Not pen, because I am hoping somethings will get erased) begin to fly across the page. I schedule parties, singing engagements, school pageants, church performances, and time with special people. Then It hits me... I am triple booked! UGH! Now time to prioritize!
1. God - need that time to get me through everything else!
2. My family
3. My job (which I love)
4. My friends
5. My church
Wow, that was hard to place them in an order. They all are so important, but when you triple book, and have to choose. It is good to know who or what comes first.
Now on to the Christmas list. I always make a gift giving list and budget, then begin shopping in October (I am a little behind). Thanks to Kathy Firkins, , who got me started on the whole holiday planner kick. AND thanks to Julie Brooks for the cute planner design at . I am well on my way to a stress free ( well from the planning) Holiday.
With all the hullabalu going on during the holiday season, I still remember why we celebrate!
Jesus is my salvation, my hope, my friend, my teacher, and my confidant. I can't imagine where I would be without Him. Thank you Lord for saving my soul. Thank you Lord for giving me hope. Thank you Lord for loving me.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Stretched far and wide

As I was typing the title to this post, I couldn't help think of being stretched physically, getting wider in the stomach, waist, thighs, etc. Well that is not what I mean by being stretched far and wide. Although I have been there and am trying to reverse it!
I feel so torn between the things I want to do, have to do and need to do. There are so many things I want to do, but don't seem to be able to get them done because of the things I have to do and need to do. It seems that the have to and need to list continues to grow daily.
I am struggling with balancing everything.
Help me to prioritize my life. Make the important things in the forefront and the small less important things in the back. Help me to feel like a good mom, wife, teacher, friend.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Creativity - Finally

I finally got to sit down with a friend and CASE a planner. I needed the planner so bad. I cased it from my friend Julie Brooks.
I had so much fun sitting down watching a movie and doing something productive... And it wasn't folding clothes!
I love my planner and can't wait to use it to it's full capacity.