Back in the days of my crimped hair and my obsession with slap bracelets, I had a teacher that every couple weeks would have a ginormous cut out of a bottle of ketchup stuck to the chalkboard. When you saw that you knew it was "catch-up" day and we got to spend the whole day catching up on projects, reading and assignments. I was most definitely the only kid in my class that got so much joy from this day, because this meant the type A in me wouldn't have to lay in bed at night worrying about that shoe box diorama I was going to have to whip up or the reading assignment due by next week. I am all about the crossing things off the to do list.
Oh, how I'd love one of those days now. I guess that's the fun in being all grown up that the list keeps on going and instead of construction paper covered shoe boxes you have your family, your work, a floor that always needs sweeping and a phone call that always needs returning. I can't complain at all, I love what I do and try very hard to do it with a grateful heart. We also don't have kiddos, so I really can't complain anyway. I just need to work on my balancing act and somehow learn to convince myself it's okay that I went to bed without it all complete.
I also need to find the balance with technology....anyone with me? Between the blog that I sadly neglected for over a week, the blog reader that is about ready to overflow and the twitter and pinterest account that haven't seen the light of day in weeks. I love them all but just can't keep up.
The Nester has a 31 day challenge link up going on and it has been so wonderful. I have kept up with a few of those, one in particular, Clean Mama. She's got a great system that I'm loving with some great tips. I'm all for a little guidance there and she's speaking my clean house love language.
So, I'm curious how do find the balance between "real" world and the "blog" world? I'd love to hear your tips or thoughts. Or even some of the other 31 day challenges from The Nester that we must check out.