Monday is a big day. BIG DAY! Tommy starts his new job, y'all. Big day. I even ironed four whole shirts for him in my excitement. Big. Day.
I'll be expecting my wife-of-the-year award in the mail, thankyouverymuch.
Then I got to thinking and realized that I've been waiting for this day to arrive along with him, with a ridiculous, subconscious, fool idea that somehow everything is magically going to change. Like, I'm magically going to be a better housekeeper and I'll magically get all the kids' schoolwork corrected on time every week and meal plans will magically write themselves and all the required ingredients for said meal plans will magically appear in my pantry. All because the new job, the new job that has nothing to do with me whatsoever, is starting.
Voice of reason over here, folks.
I want a fresh start. I've been imagining a fresh start. But everything for me is really just...you know...gonna be the same. Which is fine! I mean really, life is good. But if I'm totally honest, I'm not doing the best I can. I like to procrastinate. I only really do anything at the last minute. So I've been procrastinating "doing better" until the new job starts. Because that makes sense? Yeah...
Anyway, where am I going with all of this?
Doing better. If I want to do better, apparently I actually need to DO BETTER. If I want a fresh start, I'm going to have to actually START FRESH. And the only way I can think to do that is to force myself to take an itty-bitty sabbatical from the want-to-dos until I can get all my have-to-dos and ought-to-dos in order.
I'm serious, you guys. This time I'm really serious. Like, exercise and planning meals and keeping things cleaned and organized; daily prayer, schooling under control, not falling down the rabbit hole of the interwebz and all that good stuff.
So, a one week break from the online life.
Ack! It hurts to even say it! But I am for real, Ms. Jackson. Sunday through Saturday. I'll still check my email and do the work I've committed to doing (those are part of the have-to and ought-to, after all), but no facebook (sob!) or the twitter (sob! sob!) or the pinning and the repinning (sob! sob! sob!) or posting and reading here in bloggy land (sob! sob! sob! sob!).
Ugh. It's really gonna suck, isn't it?
No. No, I can't talk like that. It's gonna be great! Really. It will be. And if it isn't, I can write a whole post about how fresh starts and doing better are not at what they're cracked up to be and really what you should do is try and spend your whole day online with brief breaks to throw food at your children. We'll see which way it goes.
(This 2nd part really IS important, so even if you skipped all the above yammering, read this)
In the meantime, and totally unrelated, Kara and her family are in the process of adopting this precious little boy and could really use our prayers and support.
|Isn't he just the mostest adorablest???|
Gosh, he really needs to be home with is family. Just look at his sweet face. Let's help him get home!