Point the First: I’m often told, when people hear that I’ve got seven kids, that “I must be really busy.” My standard response is “Not at all! I make the kids do all the work.”
Lately, though, I’m thinking that they are right. What I would tell them if I were brutally honest…which I’m not…when it comes to strangers…is that lately my life’s been insanely busy. Seriously? Advent’s got nothing on the month of May.
Point the Second: Given that our schedule’s so cram-jammed with activity, I have been trying—trying—to spend as much time as possible in Stephen Covey’s Quadrant II. (Love Stephen Covey. May he rest in peace.) Are you familiar with his four quadrants? Basically, we fill our days with four different kinds of activity: 1. Urgent and important; 2. Not urgent but important; 3. Urgent but not important; and 4. Not urgent and not important.
To use another metaphor, we can fill the jars of our life with lots of sand—“sand” being the little stuff like busy work, chasing, the constant checking of one’s email & Facebook—or we can fit the sand in around the big, important rocks.
These days, I’m focusing on three big rocks: a clean kitchen; patience; and all five decades of the rosary.
That ought to keep me busy for a while.
Point the Third: Today, for the first time since I had Francis, the number on the scale broke the 120’s barrier! Granted, the reading was something like129.99999, but it’s a start and is the first ray of sunshine this Minnesotan’s seen in three days.
(a.k.a. rain, rain and even MORE rain.)
(Really, Minnesota? You’d think you were Portland.)
Would you like to weigh in with something today? I’d love to hear from you!