Time has been a reoccurring thought for me lately. Mainly the proper use of the time I am given, to not waste it and to be productive with it. Our homeschooling days can be very long and empty...because all lessons take 2 hours maximum...housework takes an hour..and then there is just space and time. Often, if there is too much space, I get too introspective and too much inside my own head and then I get remarkably unproductive.
TC and I have been doing goal setting and re prioritizing everything. I told him I was slightly jealous of his days....he has to cram SO much into his week. Naturally with his goals in place and schedule in hand he has had a very successful week with his business.
Obviously since I am at home with young children my days will be slower with many interruptions and often some setbacks. I want my children to have plenty of time to play and grow and be kids. It is just me who needs to fill things up.
I would call yesterday a successful day for me.
I got all our tax information together...TC called the tax guy.
I fixed the innards of a leaky toilet...TC was amazed.
Mowed an acre of our yard...Ive decided to do it in 3 different sections, 3 days a week...otherwise it would take all day.
Fixed our mailbox that some kids whacked off with a bat or something.
And I rescued a woodpecker from my dogs. While I was mowing I had the dogs in the dog yard. I saw something fall like a rock out of a tree...into the dog yard. Finally realizing it was a bird and my dogs were VERY interested...haha..actually Bella was pointing at it..She is a Weimeraner and a bird dog by breed..my other dog is a Lab..which is used for hunting birds as well. I got in there pushed off the dogs, and saw that it was a nice sized Woodpecker, with a nasty gash on it's wing, and a broken wing. Im guessing it was inflicted by Jack the Cat. I scooped it up...it yelled at me, and bit me several times. The kids ran over and were very excited to see it. TC came out of the house looked over, heard the bird yelling at me, and said "HOW on EARTH did you manage to get THAT?" And then he took some pictures.
If you look to the upper left you can see Bella looking rather curious.