Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rescheduling myself first!

This Sunday marks the beginning of something semi-frightening....August.  Why frightening?  Well.....I'd hoped to start a new precedent this school year and begin earlier rather than waiting till Labor Day as I always have.  Problem is....


I just have too much left to do!  Can I GET ready in a week's time!?  Sure I can, but not sitting in front of the computer first thing in the morning.  I've become accustomed to sipping my coffee while browsing through everyone's daily updates on Facebook, then reading a few blogs while the girls play happily behind me (it helps that we moved things around and now have the "office" in the bonus room right next to their play area!); BUT........that just simply will NOT work if I want to get anything accomplished before, oh, NOON.  Facebook is addictive, blogs are addictive, and the girls are just all too willing to play ALL day and let Mom veg out.  NOT GOOD for any of us.

I'm slipping.  Time to fix that.

I'm also beginning a period of self-re-education using Susan Wise Bauer's book The Well-Educated Mind and one of the suggestions she makes in that book is to dedicate time to study in the morning, not the evening, since post-dinner time allotments are best devoted to light activities.  It's going to be best for me to use my nighttime downtime for lighter mental engagements such as email, Facebook, and blogging.

I know what you're thinking, but this is NOT going to turn into another blog break.  To the contrary, I'm actually going to carve out real time in my schedule for blogging!  I need it for my sanity!

Starting tomorrow, my morning coffee-time is going to be devoted to my own personal investments--God and mind.  Armor polishing, sword sharpening, and brain exercising!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Oh goodness! We're taking the whole summer off. I'm not starting our lessons until September. This is my favorite time of year, and I'm going to soak it up as much as I can!!! Good luck getting ready. I know that I do need to start preparing and making up my schedule. Being in Ukraine for 5 weeks really threw me off, and I'm feeling very unmotivated. Oh, well. Oh, and I loved "The Well Educated Mind." Great book!

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