A Month of Transition
I am sitting here with coffee cup in hand thinking – wow, it’s September and I can’t help but think of the poem many use to remember just how many days each month has. As I recall this I’m making lists in my mind, just what do I want to accomplish in these 30 days! September is a transition time from the summer months and activities to autum months and all that come with it!
As I lay out my plan for the month, I know myself – keep it simple, Sweetie! We have so many things to balance in our lives it would do us a disservice to overload ourselves – I’ve been noticing many using the time block method for scheduling their daily activities. That’s pretty smart – may work for someone like me – who can so easily be distracted.
Pencil It In
So, I’m brainstorming, pencilling in ideas and activities I want to accomplish for the month of September. These include: fall cleaning – I’d like to have that done this month; transition from summer to fall decor; plan Christmas party ideas and present list – oh, yes! It’s time!; projects to complete in the house; organizing my blog and social media sites – just like our homes they can be cluttered and need a little straightening. O.K. Those are pretty good – BIG – overall goals. Now I need to break them down into daily – weekly tasks. You get the idea!
Schedule Time To Enjoy
One thing to remember is in our daily life is to schedule time to enjoy family, our homes, friends and life in general. The other day I noticed butterfiles flitting from flower to flower – then my dear little garden soldiers, the Hummingbirds. I then noticed how that the Hurricane Lilies seemed to have appeared over night. Life passes by so swiftly – we do need to take time to stop and smell the roses.
Still Counting My Blessings
Each day. One of those will be turning twenty-eight this week! I call each one of my three children ‘My Blessings!’ We know we are so blessed in how wonderfully our children have grown into adulthood. Our daughter noted to Dearest and I recently that you make everything seem so perfect! I was touched by that observance – it’s a balance as a parent to create a home environment for the children – I’ve always wanted mine to have a wonderful relationship with their father. I’ve always encouraged them to do things together. No, in reality, we’re not perfect – we have had our struggles like many, but I think we’ve become so grounded in our faith in God – in knowing how much God loves us – we wish to exude that toward them. I told her to take those things she’s learned from us – the best of what we’ve tried to teach and to emulate that for her family –
A Funny Quote to Close
It’s important that whenever you take on life and all its duties as they come – to make sure you retain your sense of humor. Just as we’ve strived to make a wonderful home for our children – we’ve also strived to include loads of laughter. Dearest is wonderful at that!