34.3° Oh, how I would appreciate some sunshine. I used to love gloomy weather but with Ian and Anika going stir crazy, and the way cold creeps into my bones, and twists at the arthritis in my feet, I will be so glad to see sunshine. Our Easter was cold with icy winds and eventual rain that switched back and forth to snow. Anika had a tough time, saying it didn't feel like Easter, and I had to agree a little. Hard to feel like spring when chill and heavy rain pummels the roof and blossoming trees.
Spring break! No school this week! I am so glad not to be waking up and getting Anika to school. I love school, but I also love lazy mornings. We don't have big plans for the week. Just the way that I like it.
I have a dream-plan, too, for managing my days. I just need to set aside every afternoon for rest :). Seriously, if I could cancel every appointment between 2-4pm, and just relax, I'd be in great shape. The day would become two mini-days :) with morning and evening activities. A thought for the future. Maybe as the kiddos get older, I could schedule time that way.
I really need to schedule down-time these days. Because the constant motion doesn't work. I know that and yet I keep seeing the small tasks and I say, after the laundry is put away, after the kitchen is clean, after the toys are organized . . .
Short term and long term consequences. It can be hard to hold it all at once. Impossible, really.
But I will be mindful. I'll keep you posted how it all goes :) or doesn't :)