I didn't accomplish very much today.
Oh, I got up on time and fed my family a good breakfast on time and had Bible time around the table and got them going on their school work. I kept my kitchen clean and put a few things away and swept my newly uncarpeted floors. I brought in a little firewood and made the first fire of the season in the wood stove downstairs. I prayed for one of the women on my Twitter feed. I drove my daughter into town for volleyball practice and ran errands while I waited. I bought a new sofa cover and put it on the couch and bought a new (badly needed) blanket for my bed and then changed the sheets to make it up nice. I had a great conversation with my daughter about plate tectonics and another with my son about the rich history of Chinese civilizations and the depth of knowledge that the Chinese contributed to the European Renaissance. I picked up a few groceries. I did some important research and studying online. I chatted with a good friend on the phone. I prayed with my husband about some upcoming business decisions.
Funny how that doesn't seem like much anymore, since I've been working so hard this month. I guess I needed a little breather. Today marks a third of the way into this 31 Days project. Maybe it's an ok thing to cut yourself some slack once in a while when you've been working like a crazy woman--like a person who has an organized, orderly life, instead of a person who is accustomed to chaos.
It's ok. I don't feel bad and I won't beat myself up. I"ll get to bed at a decent time tonight, snuggled into my fresh, clean sheets and new blanket with the fire in the stove and I'll start afresh tomorrow. I think knowing when you need a rest and taking it is part of emerging from the chaos, too.
Rest well, friends. Goodnight.