I have been swimming after I drop the girls off at school a couple times a week. The pool was especially dirty the last time I was there. I was doing laps, back and forth, and I couldn't get my mind to just relax because I was passing a band-aid and some dead bugs every 15 meters. As I was getting out of the pool another woman was approaching. I mentioned to her that my lane was kind of buggy. She just kind of laughed and said she "had been in much worse".
That made me think all day. I like swimming in the morning. I kinda suck at it and have very little perservance. I do about 20 minutes and then my I can't find the gumption to go any more. Would I swim in "much worse"? Probably not.
It has been about 90 degrees by 7:50 when I start swimming. When it get to 80 will I keep going? Probably not.
Every morning there is always a lane open for me to use. If there was no lane available would I wait? Probably not.
So I have been asking myself, what would I do no matter what? If it is too buggy, or cold, or just not the right exact perfect way? What would I still do? And what is it in people that keep them moving forward on something? Never giving up even if it means knowing it could be "much worse".
I want to build my tolerance and stop being such a baby. My life is easy and lovely. I want to believe that if it was "much worse" I would still be getting in the water.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I don't care how much you prepare. You can get the backpacks ready, pick out the perfect outfit, line up your school supplies and pack a really great lunch but, there is always that little nagging feeling...
IT'S TOO SOON!!
Audrey started 4th grade with some great confidence. She has a really great teacher and this year she will grow by leaps and bounds. I can just feel it.
Carissa started 1st grade and it will be a breeze. She is great student and a high achiever.
So I sent them off. It is day 3 and I have stuck my personal goals. Worked out every morning. Stayed, err tried, to stay focused on work and not too much on how CRAZY quiet my house is.
I put together these awesome Chore Boards, inspired by the 36th Avenue blog. I think they came out awesome. I finally was able to use the Dry Erase Vinyl on my silhouette (oh how I love that machine!) Target had little dry erase markers and erasers for $1. I am such a sucker for mini things.
I added a section for the Chore of the Day because as much as I love and miss my children I can't do EVERYTHING for them!