Do you ever look at your “to-do” list and then try to fit it all on your calendar while muttering to yourself, “No way”? Yep. Me too. Like now.
The last time I felt this busy was two years ago, right about this time of year, in the week or two before my daughter’s wedding. Each day was an adventure. I never knew how many people would be joining us for dinner or sleeping in our beds. I had expected the last-minute wedding details to fill up my time, but even though I love to entertain I hadn’t accounted for all the meal preparation and sheet washing in my mental planning.
I did not want to miss the joy of the week because I was frazzled, so I devised a plan. Each day, as my feet hit the floor, I recited one of my favorite Bible verses: “…for the joy of the Lord is my strength.” Nehemiah 8:10.
It worked. I was still a bit stressed, left a couple of bottles of milk in the hot car all afternoon to go sour, forgot to do some things, and ran around like a crazy woman, but I enjoyed it all. Now, if I remember, I remind myself that I am thankful to have a full, joyful and busy life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How do you cope with crazy busy stretches? I could use a few additional strategies!
That’s it for today. Gotta go!