"Oh goody," you're thinking, "another post about the dog." Nope. Not this time. Though she is a great companion, and totally housebroken (yes !!)
My new best friend is www.flylady.net It's an organizational blog and website. Each day is a new tip or task. Just 15 minutes as a rule. The thing I liked the most is a disclaimer she has. "Jump in where you are, you are not behind. Just take it one baby step at a time."
Talk about liberation. Permission to not feel behind. To not feel like we've missed the bus and have to run really hard and fast to make it to the next stop. Cause it's that feeling like we'll never catch up that causes us to sit down and give up. Inertia can be as powerful a force as momentum.
There's even a section on taking care of yourself. Most of it is common sense stuff we could figure out for ourselves. But do we ever take the time to figure it out, or put it into practice? No. Why? Because we are mostly mom's in the trenches. Living in the moment of putting out the biggest fire first, feeling overwhelmed because once again the toilet is gross. (Didn't I just clean it last month?)
It's nice to have this stuff spoon fed to us. I like to be spoon fed. Especially if it's pudding. Pudding with raspberry sauce on it. Maybe a little dollop of whipped cream, you know, if I'm feeling decadent. (or if for some really weird reason, I actually happen to have whipped cream at the same time I have pudding or raspberry sauce. Note to self...make some pudding and raspberry sauce)
So for today, I will put on my shoes, and I will make my bed, and I will take time to have fun with my children and my dog.