Emptied and loaded the dishwasher
Did the dishes
Swept the floor
Culled the toy room
Flipped through a cook book for wheat free dinner ideas.
Built a train track
Painted a picture
Played 30 games of Perfection and one of Bedbugs
Cleaned up after lunch
There is a load of laundry waiting to be folded, and one wet in the washer (cringe.) I culled out everything that didn't belong in the toy room this morning, but it's still sitting in a pile on the living room floor. Bathroom needs cleaning today. At least 6 more hours of accounting to catch up for January.
But right now I'm sitting down to write, and then do some scripture study and have a little quiet prayer time.
Because life is about balance. There is always more work that could be done. A stay at home mother's work never ends. The list is never checked off. But I think that just as those who work out of the home can fall into the "workaholic" trap, so too can mothers at home. And while I can't speak for everyone, I know that that would be unhealthy for me. I need balance. Taking time to do things that aren't pressing isn't slacking off, it's keeping my mind healthy and happy and sharp and ready to jump back into work. If I do nothing but work, I'm actually less productive, because my attitude slides, my body becomes sluggish, and it takes forever to do things.
I think the days that go best for me are ones when I've taken time to keep things in balance. Today is a good day.
And so, when I choose to read a chapter from my book,