Thursday, February 17, 2011

Making the most of it

Not long ago I was complaining that I simply have not felt 'settled'.  How quickly things change.  Perhaps it is all in my attitude but perhaps it has something to do with the string of beautiful weather we have had recently.  Although I do not consider 58 degrees with a brisk wind 'spring' the increased sunshine has served to take my mood to an entirely different level.

Now is the time to make the most of my newly discovered energy.  In the past 2 weeks I have re-organized my closets, pantry and garage.  I've begun meal planning and 'couponing'; I saved more than $30.00 just this week. Whit and I have taken several walks in the neighborhood and we've signed him up for swimming lessons beginning in March. Whit and I have begun attending La Leche League meetings and, although we've been foiled so far by nap time, I also plan to take him to the library so that we can get library cards. We visited Daddy at the baseball field last Saturday and we are looking forward to taking in some of practice this week as well.

I firmly believe that two things are influencing this change for the better (outside of the nice weather and Whit getting a little older).  First, Kirk and I have begun a personal bible study.  It's not much, no where near what we would like to do.  But 5 minutes after a family dinner (at the table) several times a week has given us the opportunity to re-connect in a way that I've been missing since Whit made himself the center of our world.  The second is that I've put a limit on my own TV watching.  No, Mom, I'm not doing TV tags... Just thinking before I hit that power button.  "Is there something on TV that I really want/need to be watching?"  "Is there something better I could be doing with my time?"  Usually the answer is "No, I'm just bored" and "If I'm bored why don't I do something productive or do something with Whit?"

I know deep in my heart that this weather cannot possibly last. I'm sure we are in for another spell of nasty winter.  But with baseball season just around the corner it is time to make the most of what we have.

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