Tuesday, November 25, 2008

SWAMPED....

I'm a list person and so today I sat down to make my list of things to do....it covered one full sheet of paper and I turned it over on the other side. If I moved nonstop from the time I got up until midnight, I would not get all the things on my 'To Do List' done. So I am revamping and rethinking and reprioritizing. I am only going to do what is ABSOLUTELY necesssary. I am not going to clean the oven--the rolls and pies will bake in the oven the way it is just fine....I am not going to organize my extra guest room for Jordan--he'll sleep just fine the way it is. I will only iron what I want to wear, there will be some garbage in my garbage cans and some laundry in the baskets...and I will be okay with that--right? Holidays are about family and spending time together. Last night at Family Home Evening I asked my kids and my husband what they wanted for Thanksgiving--I will make sure they each have their favorite thing and then I will sit and talk with them and watch a movie and play a game. The dishes may wait overnight in the sink and the house might be dusty. I will not order another costume until Monday, and work on another formation or move for drill team(well until Saturday, when we practice again). I will be content to enjoy my family and the time together. I am thankful for the tomorrow's that remind me I need to enjoy TODAY!!!!

8 comments:

hennchix said...

Wow Lori! You are doing an awesome thing with the reprioritizing. Maybe I'll try it....maybe...maybe..

Ty and Dani said...

Remember how your house is always clean anyways and you are an over achiever so cutting a few things out of your list will just bring you back to earth with the rest of us. We call can't wait to be home and laugh around the table while we do what baker's do best... EAT!

Mindy said...

Lori, you are such an inspiration to me. I'm going to write a list right now! You are awesome!

MCCONKIE FAMILY said...

I am so with you on the too much to do. Take it from a older woman...they don't remember what you did for them...they remember how you made them feel. I used to fuss about everything; now I play the Wii with them and we use a lot of paper goods. My kids have work assignments just like they did when they were little. They love it and I love it too!!!

Kimberly said...

Way to go Lori! Good luck with that. The things you are letting go still keep you a cut above the rest of us!

Kathy said...

That last comment was from me, not Kimberly, she is here and I didn't notice that she was signed in. Anyway, good luck at slashing that list!

Cassidy said...

You go girl. haha.

mumovearls said...

This Saturday? at Peggy's? wouldn't miss it for the world!-nena
I love the "list" if I didn't have one I'ld go crazy!-Nena