Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tomorrow..."It's Only A Day Away"

There's something rather consoling about the word "tomorrow". It's a fresh start, a new beginning, and often times, a cop-out. Let me explain.
As of late, my life is feeling a little off-balance. This is puzzling to me, because I am the queen of organization, balance, fit-it-all-in-even-if-your-face-turns-blue. I am constantly in go mode; but I feel like this go-goer has definitely hit a brick wall in organization land.
Maybe I'm just in desperate need of a good multi-vitamin, but monotony is killing me. I'm bored. Just when I finish all of the laundry, it magically piles back up before my very eyes. Just when I get done feeding Katelyn, two and a half hours goes by and there I am, nursing her again. I'm tired. I'm bored (did I mention that already?) Somehow, I have lost focus. This is where tomorrow comes in to play.
How does that saying go? Something about don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today. HA! That's why tomorrows are so wonderfully fantastic. That's the sole purpose why it was invented. I GET to put things off because I tell myself, "Well, there's always tomorrow!" (Lord willing) For those of you who know me really well, you know that this does not sound like me at all.
So, ready or not..and hopefully I'm more ready than not...I'm waiting for tomorrow (shoot...I only have 20 more minutes until it is tomorrow!)
Here is my list of things that I have been putting off that cannot hide from tomorrow:
1. My exercise program. In February, I gave myself a year to lose 40 pounds. With a loss of only seven pounds, I realize that I only have 9 months left. I will find time to burn more calories than I take in.
2. My diet. I will burn more calories than I take in. By the way...did you know that there are 3500 calories in pound? I have some work to do....tomorrow.
3. My prayer life/devotion time. No more cuddling for an hour with Luke in the mornings. I need to be nourished through God's word.
4. Keeping my daily schedule that I was so great at keeping before. This includes all of my chores, meal planning and playing with the kiddos.
5. Keeping Bill a major priority. He tends to get put on the back-burner.

This is what I just read from a book that I've been reading for ladies' Bible study, "As you finally stretch out in bed, wearily pull up the covers, and sink your head into the waiting pillow, you can know you have slipped another pearl onto your strand. This costly pearl is the most magnificent prize awaiting a woman after God's own heart. The reward for living life God's way is immeasurably, unspeakable, and indescribably wonderful" (A After God's Own H.eart by Elizabeth George).

So, this all awaits me...and for one last time, I'm going to take comfort in the fact that I will get to it "tomorrow". Shoot...only 5 more minutes until tomorrow.

1 comment:

Janna said...

Sometimes I think this is one of the downfalls of being a stay-at-home mom--we feel we have all the time in the world. I too am guilty of putting things off for another day and struggle often with being disciplined. Which is sad--we have the blessing of time, and yet squander it away. Hope your week goes well for you!