Monday, February 20, 2012

Only 24 Hours in a Day

I only have 24 hours in a day.
I have discovered that even if I work on domestic chores for all my awake hours (and believe me, I don't sleep much) I still can't get everything done.
So I have quit.
No, I haven't quit trying to keep things moderately neat, but I have decided to make sure to carve out time for the things that I enjoy.
Even if housework gets a little behind.
It is going to be even more behind once I go back to work (in 5 weeks).
So I may as well get used to it now.
I have contemplated hiring someone to help with some tasks.  
It may be Deacon.

I can't be a full time teacher to 3,
A full time mom to 5,
A full time wife,
A part time nurse,
Take care of a house,
a large yard,
finances,
papers,
deep cleaning,
light cleaning,
cooking 21 meals a week,
exercise,
volunteering,
driving
and expect to do it all well.
The older I get, the more ok I am with that.

So,
the last few weeks we have been getting together with friends to play games,
we have gone out to dinner,
we have played Yahtzee,
we have played Rummikub, Survive and Sequence with the kids,
I am reading my second novel this month (The Help by Stockett) (I know, not super impressive, but I have 5 kids!)
I am reading nonfiction too (Erasing Hell by Chan and Sprinkle, To Live is Christ by Beth Moore)
I am running (5 miles today!)
Noah and I are watching the "Love and Respect" DVD series.
And I am taking pictures of these babies:

Roman, Everyn, Deacon, Berean and Lincoln

She loves her bunny, nerds and her necklace!

Ever and Lincoln

Baby Girl on Valentine's Day!

Berean likes the baby too! Sort of.

This picture cracks me up.  

5 comments:

Thia said...

Completely true.

Karla said...

love the photos of the kids

Elise said...

I can't believe how fast Everyn is growing up! Love the pictures!

Johanna said...

i haven't read The Help yet, but I enjoyed (if that can be said for that book) Erasing Hell and I currently am reading The Circle trilogy by Dekker and Not The Way It's Supposed to Be by Plantinga...the Help is on my list when my friend at work remembers to bring it to me :)

The Three 22nds said...

Johanna,

Dekker...I have read a lot of his stuff, but never finished the circle trilogy...some of his stuff gives me nightmares.