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May 6, 2012

I go in circles constantly lately – I tell myself that we just need to stay home more often than not. Find a rhythm here. But there are errands to run and friends that we want to see. Dentist and doctor appointments. Impulse recipe groceries to buy. Laundry to fold. Tears because the little girl next door who my kids adore is moving. Tomatoes and peppers to finish buying and to plant and a few last seeds to get into the soil. Guilt in the back of my head that I joined the gym and I’m not going more than a few times a week. So many things that fill up a day that there’s hardly time to think intentionally about the way I want our days to flow.

So I go back to trying simply to infuse some calm, for the kids but mostly for myself.  Keeping the computer away and the tv saved for times of “necessity” and we all stay a bit happier.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2012 9:25 am

    I love peaks at your day-to-day.

    We try to stay at home at least one day – all day through the week. It makes such a difference. The errands and constant running get me so far behind so fast.

    • Lillian permalink*
      May 7, 2012 1:21 pm

      That’s just what we do! I aim for one day a week staying at home all day and it makes me happy:)

  2. May 7, 2012 3:17 pm

    I wish I were better at enjoying the “staying home all day” days, but I find myself getting really antsy by about 3:00, especially because my kids seem to need my constant help to stay entertained. We just don’t have enough to do in the house on those days and we all get bored and stir crazy. 😦
    As for getting to the gym “a few times a week,” even once a week is ALWAYS, ALWAYS better than not going at all! Don’t let perfectionism get in the way of joyful movement. 🙂

    • Lillian permalink*
      May 7, 2012 4:44 pm

      Sarah, my antsy is always in the morning – we always wind up running to the grocery store or Target or my parents’ house or at least a walk to the park to waste time (and money!) and I always feeling guilty – that mommy guilt wins again;) One day a week of staying home without anything breaking it up seems to be good, after that I’m ready for a change of scenery!

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