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May 15, 2003

gotta change some things

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 3:12 pm

I’ve been seriously thinking about how I have my life organized, or unorganized as it is. It seems that I always come up with ideas and things that I want to do, but always accept putting it off until later. Later has turned hours into weeks into months. And I htink it’s about time that I stopped and really did what I wanted to do.

Of course, this is easy to say when I’m sitting at my desk with plenty of time to mentally analyze my life. However, I know that when the day draws to an end and I am rushing home, I will change my tone a little. Suddenly, taking a short nap sounds far more appealing than another load of laundry. However, I need to make the commitment to changing some thing.

I’d also like to see my daughter more and make time at home for family activities. Right now, it’s mostly an act of coming home, doing homework, and then she is off to play. While I doubt that my new plan will make her happier in the begining, it will be better in the end. I think it’s time to set up a nightly dinnertime and let Alex help make it (plus that helps make sure there is something she likes to eat with dinner). Then homework and family time afterward before heading off to bed. It may mean being a little more strict in some manners, but I think that it could really help. It should give us both time when we get home to unwind a little, either by her running off to play or mye taking a break to mentally tally what I want to do that evening.

I also want to stop being out of the house as much as we are now. Rob prompted a grocery shopping trip over the weekend and it’s nice knowing there is stuff to eat in the house. So, more meals at home should give me a little extra money to do stuff with alex every week (not that it has to cost money). Before Alex runs off to Oklahoma for the summer, I’d like to make sure she knows that I think she is the greatest thing in the world.

So, great and lofty plans. But I think that it’s time to finally follow through with them. And what a better time, than right before an event when anything and everything needs attention. ::Grin::