Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WFMW - Giving Myself Permission

Works for Me Wednesday
Taking Baby Steps
After unloading the van Saturday night, this is what one area of our family room looked like:

This is what it looked like this morning:
It may not look like much of a change, but we are making progress. See, the bins are empty. And by this afternoon, one of the two counters had been cleared off.
I've learned to give myself permission to do a little bit at a time, and not get stressed over getting everything all cleaned up immediately. So, first everything gets out of the car, then everything gets out of the bins, then all the "stuff" gets put away, and then we put the bins away. Same for suitcases and dirty clothes, and the bags of maps and paperwork, and uploading, then ordering, then organizing pictures.
We had a great trip last week, taking 32 youth to Nauvoo, Illinois (with help from six other adults). Here's the collage of the road trip. Pictures of the other activities will come when they come.I learned a long time ago that it takes at least two weeks to prepare for a one-week vacation, and another two weeks to recover. Having been home only 1/2 week, I think we're doing pretty well at getting caught up with everything. And that's my "works for me" tip of the week.
Remember you can find many great ideas over at We are THAT Family! Hope you're all having a great summer.


Amy said...

with an undertaking like that, you deserve to have 3 weeks to recover! you guys are troopers!!!

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