This morning I woke up with a tightness at the base of my neck and a headache. This normally means that a cold is on its way. It has already been a really hard week. Finally I noticed no less then 8 teeth had popped out in Mavis’ mouth. This brings her grand total to 16, only 4 more to go. Maybe we can go back to sleeping.
My morning sickness has been back with a vengeance and nothing tastes good, even food someone else cooked. In the midst of it all I realized that I can’t leave my children floundering for another 6 months while I languish in bed or just try to make it through the work I have. I write for a local paper, and try to blog, I manage a farm, a home, my children’s education, oh and nurture a marriage and family.
A couple years ago I bought a Franklin Covey planner. It has been instrumental in helping me at least try to stay on top of things. My favorite feature is the daily “to do” list which allows me to plan my days weeks and months out. It’s not as rigid as it seems since things can be moved to other days or canceled all together, but it helps me remember. When Proeun was home on days I would work I would write lists for him. One day he was talking with another driver about “wife lists” and I got the impression he didn’t appreciate them. However I love them, and he often forgets without one anyway.
So realizing I had been neglecting my children I decided to schedule them in. I know it sounds cold, but it simply wasn’t getting done. I am a morning person, me best work is done in the morning and I was raised with the idea that you should do the work you dislike the most or is least likely to get done first. So that is all my computer work and writing. Then comes the household chores–if I make it that far without getting exhausted. You get the picture.
So today I scheduled in outdoor play. Last night I heard it was supposed to rain. I was worried but the morning was beautiful. Then during nap time I heard the rain. Oh no, my schedule won’t work today. Luckily though I had a few other projects and got those done and the sun came out. We were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful day anyway. Here’s some pics of our adventure.
Four eggs from four chickens just slightly dirty.
Onions getting ready to go to field soon and hardening off.
Miss Sassy enjoying a dust bath.