One thing that I like about life is that every day is a fresh start. This is true whether it’s the first day of school or simply a plain Jane Wednesday.
Today was my older son’s last first day of school. (He’ll go to college, but I’m referring to kindergarten through 12th grade here.) It was bittersweet. And I’m not sure if it got through to him, but I reminded him that:
“Every day is s fresh start.”
We just completed a thoroughly enjoyable summer break, but at the same time I let a number of things slide. My blogging became more and more infrequent, (sorry) my house slid into grubbiness and any planned projects took a back seat to day-to-day life.
I feel like I need my own fresh start.
No kids at home, nothing on my to-do list that can’t wait a day and I even have the day off from school.
I’m torn between a
balls to the wall full on day of efficiency, (scrubbing the house from top to bottom, recycling and Goodwill runs, huge Winco grocery shopping trip) or a complete and utter day on indulgence.
Recharge my emotional batteries or reset my grubby disorganized life? Either way, it’s a necessity.
Luckily, I also have tomorrow off from work, (love working part time!) and think I may combine both the gotta do it with the wanna do it over a two day period.
It’s a fresh start, because practical or otherwise it’s important to give attention to all my needs.
What are you doing with your kids back in school? Indulgence or efficiency? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”