Monday, April 11, 2011

Balancing Acts.

I couldn't be happier with the direction my life is headed right now. Some surprising and exciting new developments like Thomas have made it even more fun and rewarding. Some things are coming to an end - like volunteering for the church softball league on Friday nights. A few things have been added, like weekly dinner dates with Marta and babysitting on Monday nights. So now I'm back to wondering just how I balance all of these things gracefully.

I've been thinking through my priorities and just what it is I want to do well. This list is somewhat ever-changing though it has it's fair share of things that stay the same. I want to be faithful in my quiet times, my workouts, and my relationships. I want to be a good friend. I want to be a diligent housekeeper (this by the way, has not been true lately). I want to be an organized and prepared leader of my small group.

I continue to add balls to juggle but thankfully over the last year or two I've become increasingly faithful to remove them then the time is right. That being said I've still got a pretty intense schedule to keep up at the moment and I'm still wondering just how I'm going to do it all and keep my sanity.

One thing I'm trying this week is using my crock pot. I figure if my meals can cook themselves for the week while I'm sleeping or at work, that should help substantially. This is looking like one of those weeks I will take few lunch breaks and when I take them it will be to run a pressing errand.

I made a grocery list and I will hit Publix on lunch today to buy the ingredients I'll need. I'm trying two new low fat, low calorie slow cooker recipes and I plan to devy them up for the week for both T and I's lunches. He's pretty sweet to try anything I cook and so far I haven't made a total dud (knock on wood).

This weeks focus is doing everything with excellence but allow myself enough down time (or off time) to keep my sanity. Sunday afternoon will be spent recovering poolside after I work our first event of the season all day Saturday. Here's do successfully dominating this week until then.

Love, B


Heather said...

I think it's great that you realize when you're juggling too much and remove what you need to.

Please share the crockpot recipes you try!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

You must share these crockpot lowfat, low cal recipes!

And you are so inspiring! :)

~MinniLinny~ said...

I totally agree that it's hard to find the right balance. There's about a million things to do and only so much time during the week

Please share your crock-pot recipes!! I would probably die without mine...a home cooked meal by throwing things into a pot and turning it on? Yes please! :)

Neely said...

I heart crock pot recipes! IM so lazy..