Monday, September 14, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Time

Here's a great opportunity to share a little bit about yourself.
Go ahead and brag a little! We all need a pat on the back now and then.

I'm proud of myself this week for starting a new project at my house. I am completely redoing a flower bed in the front yard. No, I haven't finished it yet, but it's coming along great. I had to tear out old bushes and pull about 5 milllion weeds. Now it's ready for some new landscaping timbers, top soil and new plants. I hope to have it completed within the next two weeks. The tough part is finding the time.

My time is totally consumed these days. I'm caring for a busy husband and 4 busy kids. No need to explain that to you. We're all in the same boat, aren't we? But throw a sick parent into the mix and time is precious! I've been spending hours over at my parents house, doing chores or just sitting with my Dad.

Because time is so short, I enrolled Glynis, the 2 year old, in preschool!! She starts this morning. I'm a stay at home mom, so I feel a little guilt for doing so, but when I came across this Mother's Day Out program at a local church, I figured it was a God send. She'll be going one morning a week. It's only 4 hours! 4 Amazing hours! 4 Glorious hours! I'll have 4 toddler-free hours a week to help my parents, schedule appointments or just take a nap.

I'm giddy! We went "school shopping" for her yesterday. She needed a lunch box, crayons and some glue. :)

Anyway, it's 6:30am. Time to get moving. Don't want to waste one second of my 4 Wonderful hours! I hope you'll use the comment section below to share something about yourself. And maybe next week you can write your own Toot Your Horn Tuesday post. I'll be sure to have a linky set up then.
Have a splendid Tuesday!


Lisa said...

Isn't it amazing, the way we get all 'giddy' and happy over just a few hours of ALONE TIME?! Enjoy yours!!

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad that you will be getting a little alone time each week. Can't wait to see pictures of the flower bed

Mrs.X said...

Yippy for preschool and some alone time!!! I'm so glad to see that you are doing Toot Your Horn Tuesday again, I missed it :o) Have a great week.

Joan said...

Hey, I'm back. I've missed you. I'm finally finding a few moments to make some comments.

Mom time is so necessary. I'm in the process of getting my time back on schedule. I need to get back into the groove, quiet time, bible study, housework, yard work, etc....

Being a mom is a test in boundaries, priorities, and patience. Sounds like you got a good handle on it.


Julie From Inmates said...

Yeah for mommy time. I get 2.5 hours three days a week to myself now. It's hard to believe!!! Enjoyed your post! I'll be back to check on Toot your horn, Tuesday tomorrow to see what its all about. =)