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Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 3 of Finding Balance - Quiet Time

Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself - Jessye Norman
First things night DID NOT happen here tonight. The princess was in her room cleaning it for 3 hours, then it was bedtime. She knows that she missed out a night of games, and her heart was broken!! She came out of her room crying and walks up to me and says, "I'm so sorry Mommy" I asked her why she was sorry, and through the tears and crying she said "for ruining our fun night." Oh lord, I really, and I mean really wanted to cave!!! I gave her a hug and said we will have to try again, and that maybe when Mommy says to clean up your room you should get it done, and not play for 3 hours!! Hopefully she learned a lesson, and we won't miss out again!!!
So in doing some reading on balancing your life, one of the things I continue to read is to find some time for yourself- quiet time. We tend to give so much of ourselves, wearing so many hats, we forget about us! I do get me time, but I would not call it quiet time. I have time to hang out with my girlfriends, with my mom and sister, and time with the hubby and our friends too. I guess I wouldn't call it quiet time. I really don't have any excuses now, Lily is in school all day and I have two days a week off of work. I WILL have quiet time, a day for me to read, scrap, stamp, anything that is just for me!!
Here's to wishing us all a little quiet time!!!


Cinnibonbon said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you get some quite time-- it does work wonders! I however have too much quite time on my hands right now!! LOL.

And just for the record I would wanted to cave too with that apology! Hang tough mom!
Ps my posted did posted correctly today either...grrrr

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Good luck with the quiet time! It really is so important. :)