My Week in Review – And The Time Has Come

Sunday Jack was throwing up and had a fever.  Monday Spencer threw up all night long.  Tuesday everyone seemed fine so we ran errands.  Wednesday Emma threw up all day.  Thursday it was Lucy.  On Friday the bug made Matt take the day off of work.  Saturday it hit me.  And continued through today.

A week of vomiting following two months of stressed busy-ness has given me the opportunity to re-evaluate my priorities.

Here is what I do:

-homeschool my kids

-homeschool myself

-try to keep a clean house

-play with my kids

-feed my family most meals throughout the day

-blog

-write homeschool articles once a month

-sew

-make my own magnificent bread (recipe here)

-a myriad of other things that fill up the voids in my time.

As spring blooms here in the Southwest I am finding that I am increasingly resentful of the time that I am required to spend indoors.  Somehow (I don’t know exactly how) the life I have made for myself during the winter months has made it so that the few spare moments I have are sucked into the void.  I don’t have nearly enough time to do all of the things that I need to AND all of the things that I want (even though I already get to do a lot that I want).

Among other things, things I WANT to do but don’t have time are

-learn to play piano

-learn to play violin

-not be fat

-sing more

-prepare meals with more consistency and health

-exercise more (ok, at all!)

-have a better school schedule

-get outside daily

I have spent the last month trying to figure out what on earth I can drop.  My life is too busy.  So, sorry folks… the blog has got to go on hiatus.

I’m on blog sabbatical for the foreseeable future.

Courtney is out.  Peace!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Cherie says:

    Good luck with adding all those wonderful wants into your schedule! They sound a lot like needs, I’m proud of you taking this step! It’ll be nice to read your updates (in the not so near future of course)!

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  2. Donna says:

    It happens to just about everyone. I don’t care what anyone says, blogging is time consuming!

    Enjoy your time off!

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  3. Jocelyn says:

    “not be fat”…that’s one I’d like to do if I had time as well!!! L:)

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  4. Amy says:

    I will miss you! Have a good break. Hope the vomit stays away!

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  5. Megan B says:

    Oh, fer sad!! Miss you already!

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  6. Will 'n' Jenny says:

    Enjoy the spring!

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  7. Maine Mom says:

    You will be missed!

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  8. CK says:

    Oh! The endless task of balancing needs and wants! Don’t remind me ;)
    -CK

    PS followed you over here from Jocelyn’s blog. Thanks for commenting on my guest post!

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  9. Heather B says:

    I so hear ya! I may be not far behind you a well :) Enjoy your time on your higher priorities!

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