I have a serious case of project ADD. I can't seem to concentrate and finish one single thing.
I have been wanting to clear the junk out of my house. All of the junk, the crap that does nothing but sit and sit for years, serving no purpose.
Early in January I was doing well too. I cleared out my clothes and organized my fabrics and I really thought I was full steam. Now I am distracted by my ever growing "to do" list.
Now, I don't want it to seem like the walls are falling here, but I seriously have got to get my bootie back in gear.
Yesterday we loaded Lucy up and took her to the farm of my A.I. tech. Her last A.I. did not take and we felt like she needed to be around other cows so the tech would know exactly when she was in standing heat. The weather was rainy and windy but Devin only had one day available to load and haul her.
When we got there Lucy charged out of trailer to meet the other bovine ladies that had gathered around the trailer. Cows are such curious creatures. She seemed to enjoy the company. We will get her back in about a week.
SO, you would think with no milking chores we would be set, right? Pfft!
All of this brings me to my point.
Raising kids is busy. Managing a farm (no matter the size) is busy. Educating your children at home is busy.
There are and always will be days when nothing seems to get accomplished or finished.
There are and always will be days when the house feels small, cluttered and messy.
When the kids were all much younger we had a little audio book from Chik Fil A, one of the kid meal gifts. It was a book on tape from the show Between the Lions. You remember that show? I loved it and so did the kids. Great show.
On this book was a story about a man who was discouraged because his house was so crowded and small and cluttered that he didn't even have room to "put on his pants."
He went to see the village wise woman and for a fee she told him the solution. She told him to bring all of his animals into the house.
Of course he did and after a few days he went back and complained that it was even more crowded, messy and cluttered.
For a fee the wise woman gave him the solution.
She told him to take all of the animals OUT of his house.
Of course his perspective had been changed and he was much happier with his surroundings.
When we feel cramped and discouraged here, we simply say "bring all of the animals into the house."
Change of perspective.
Here's hoping you have a positive perspective.