It is Thursday afternoon; Honeybee and Dimples will be out of school in thirty minutes. I’ve accomplished a lot today and it feels great. The past two weeks I’ve been swamped and my desk is piled with papers, post-its, To-do lists and books I’m reading. There was no time during Spring Break to do anything but manage my crew, especially with Russ consumed with a big project.
Thursday mornings are a bright spot in my week. Ladybug and Sunshine have morning science classes and my friend, Beth, takes Eby and Little Man to the library (thank you Beth!). I usually have two hours of quiet when I can do important tasks or write, and I look forward to it all week. Today, before I sat down at the computer, I cleaned up breakfast dishes, put dinner in the slow cooker, and started the first load of laundry. I hated to give up even five minutes of solitude, but I couldn’t work in a messy environment, and I knew that dinner would hang over me until I got it started.
Despite my little pocket of quiet, I find it hard to keep up with my blog! All day I find myself thinking of things to write. One of my children will say something and I will file it in my mind hoping to get back to it. Most times, it slips away before I can even write it down, although I often write cryptic quotes on post-its and add them to my pile. When I finally sit down at my computer, I’m often needed a few minutes later and this pattern continues through the day.
How about you? Do you blog? When do your write? Do you ever feel guilty using your time for blogging? Do you feel that you are ministering to other mothers by blogging? How often do you post on your blog? How do we find the balance?
And just in case you are interested, these are the books on my desk today, all in some state of being read:
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