Friday, August 04, 2006

Addendum to Scheduling

In my post about scheduling I mentioned someone's 15 minute schedule. I am such a newbie that I don't have any blogging etiquette and haven't figured out how to link yet, so I thought I better at least mention the blog where I read it. Crystal at wrote her schedule and will be posting other schedules that are submitted. So if you are interested in more thoughts on schedules.....good stuff.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I had a conversation with a friend of mine about scheduling. You know, how you spend or intend to spend your days. We were discussing someone that schedules in 15 minute increments. I think schedules are like budgets for our time and it is good to be accountable for how we spend our days. They help us to get things done and not procrastinate. They are also like budgets because they are different for everyone. No two people have the same budget and no two schedules are the same. Even though we are all given 24 hours a day, how we need to spend it is different. We should never compare our schedule to another, just maybe glean some useful tips from other people. Sometimes I can be so task oriented that I was thinking of developing more of a relationship schedule. My mind has been trying to think eternally lately. If my treasure really is in heaven, that should be reflected in my schedule. So here is my daily schedule, relationally speaking.

7:00 Wake up and have relationship with personal hygiene.
7:30 Say Good Morning to children and have relationship with kitchen to prepare breakfast and feed children.
8:00 Say Good Morning to Husband and have relationship with Laundry
9:00 Have short relationship with bathroom.
9:15 Sit down to enjoy my husband and childrens company.
9:30 Sing worship songs with my daughter.
9:45 Give oldest son piggy back ride.
10:00 Sit next to my husband in case he has something important to say.
11:00 Check in with friend that needs encouragement.
11:30 pray for mom.
11:45 ......

I don't know, maybe my thinking is wrong. writing it this way sounds dumb. But it does make me realize that I would much rather be playing with the kids or talking to my husband than having a relationship with my bathroom. So I will continue my quest on keeping my chore list short by keeping up on my small jobs and getting them done with the most efficiency so I can build better relationships with my God, husband, children and friends.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Full Sun

My husband and I are currently in the process of removing our front lawn and planting gardens in the space. We have a bit of lawn so this is no small thing. I am having a lot of fun researching plants that I would like to have to create a beautiful cottage style natural habitat to be our front garden. However, each trip to the store, I am smitten by a plant or flower or berry producing shrub that is not on my "list". I am a sucker for a pretty face.
I buy it and then bring it home to learn about it's growing requirements. Then I need to figure out how it will fit into my plan. I have a bigger problem than this that I must confess. I have been known on occasion to challenge the proper planting intructions. Recently this secret has come to light as my husband has helped me plant some of my eco challenges. I chose to plant full sun flowers to line the west side of my home that is shaded most of the day by my neighbors fence. I just think they will look pretty there. I haven't figured out if I am an optimist, creative, stubborn, or dumb to keep trying these unproper plantings. I would like to say that I am an optimistic scientist, however I am probably just dumb and stubborn.
So, I am trying to see where this might apply to other parts of my life. Where full sun might grow in part shade. I'll get back to you on that.

Light Bulb Moment

So it has taken me a while to get to post three because I couldn't figure out how to get the title space to work. I finally figured it out tonight. Hooray for me. I am glad ignorance doesn't scare me.

Friday, June 30, 2006


I have thought about starting a blog for a while. Going back and forth about it all. I have always thought that everyone should have an autobiograghy in the library. Now I am not so sure. This will be my experiment.
I don't know if summer is the right time to be starting one, as most of my creative energy is in the garden. So if you happen to stumble across this blog, check back in winter. I might be more entertaining then.
Also, just to get it off my chest, grammer scares me. I like to think that people are above judging me if I should use poor grammer or spell something wrong. And while I'm at disclaimers, I may say something and later change my mind completely about it. That is the beauty of having a mind.

Is anybody out there?

Testing 1,2,3....Testing.