Thursday, May 20, 2010

Getting things done

Years ago I attended a little leadership seminar given by our pastor. He said that whenever he wanted something done, he asked the busiest person he knew, because somehow they were always the one who got it done.

I decided that it was a pretty safe bet to ask them. After all, they *obviously* have a problem saying "no".

This week, I think I see what he meant. This week was scheduled to be hugely busy. L's dance recital meant that we have 6 dance commitments to meet this week. It's the homeschool yard sale. There's strawberry picking and picnicking with fellow homeschoolers. A woman's ministry meeting was happening. A night out fabric shopping and having dinner with a friend. All this on top of all my regular commitments.

And you know what?

I've gotten everything done so far. And then I went further. I added a large sewing project and made four tote bags. I did extra cleaning. I planned our summer vacation and made reservations. I delivered hand-me-downs to a friend. I sent off some emails and took care of various administrative tasks that have been waiting on my to do list. All this on top of the usual errands and schooling and cooking and making sure everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there. I've gotten up early and gotten started on the day's work and it's all fit in without a whole lot of stress. Heck, I've even written *3* blog posts already this week.

It's a hugely busy week and yet this is the week that's encouraging me to get organized. It feels pretty good. Maybe I'll remember that next time I find myself slacking off. And maybe next time I won't spend all night dreaming that I can't get L dressed correctly in her recital costume and we're late for the recital. That I could do without.

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