As I bolted through the front door this morning after walking the kids up to school my eyes caught this site in my living room. I had to run upstairs and change and then clean up the kitchen and of course get my blog started. I only had 20 minutes before I had to get out the door for a meeting this morning. As I ran back through the living room I halted and just stared at that comfy leather chair with the sunlight warming it. I glanced at the book I have been reading on the table and it was calling to me. I was so drawn to the chair that I had to take this picture so I could remember how calm it made me feel. Then I ran down the stairs to throw a load of laundry in the washing machine and go through some bills.
So many people think that stay at home moms eat bon bons and watch Oprah all day long. If only it were that simple. I wake up at 5:20 am so that I can work out for 30 minutes before I have to wake the kids feed them and take them to school then I work until I pick them up from school. I do laundry, bills, grocery shopping, write reflections, speeches, new retreats, setup fieldtrips, service projects and speakers for our school, and practice speeches. I network, go to meetings, take my grandmother who is 94 out to lunch once a week and the list goes on and on and that is while they are at school. When the kids are home we are doing homework, making dinner, folding laundry driving back and forth to sports practices, having meetings, doing baths, reading stories, studying for tests and preparing for the next day. I am not complaining about my life I truly LOVE IT!!!
However, I wish I had the time to curl up in that big leather chair with the sunlight streaming across me to read my book. But the day will come when I have less to do with no children at home and I will probably be sad that all I have left to do is to snuggle up in that chair and read a book. For now I will do it on my lunch breaks and be so happy with my life that I could burst!