I had such simple goals when we ended the school year. Each day we would read and do a little math. The kids wanted to work on a couple of science projects. I would finish writing “This Far by Faith”, I had a few teaching contracts, but I thought my goals were set: a little school with the kids, a little scrap booking, lots of rest, and an early start in preparing for next school year. Most of all, I thought that we'd not spend much money on summer programs since we're vacationing in August. Then…
· we had to keep up the progress in the kids' tennis class, right?
· H________ (daughter) found a great praise dance class, so we had to allow M_________ (son) to take a class right?
· H________ has long-term aspirations (at least today) of being a writer. We found a class that we couldn't pass up, right?
Today, I took those copies to the printers I talked about earlier, and then lost track of time before going to get them. I took a nap after a rough night with a 2-year-old and an early morning getting my husband underway in the midst of bad weather. I blogged way too much today, excited about completing the curriculum and still on a high from that Father's Day message. I checked in on e-mails, worked around the house, etc. The long and short of it is here we sit at 10:00 p.m. working on math! What in the world happened to my laid-back summer? How'd we get here?
I'll have to study a bit about planning and making room for the Lord rather than overcrowding my days. I know there's someone out there with wisdom; I'll keep you posted on what I find out.