"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
plans for January... for 2012, really. They weren't lofty, or at least I didn't think they were. At the crux, I just wanted to make this a year in which we created opportunities for good memories. I wanted to worry about the housework less, and about the time spent with our kids more. I wanted to be more organized and less "fly by the seat of our pants," which is what seemed to describe our life last fall. Most importantly, I just wanted us to slow down. Plan less, enjoy more.
And when I first started writing this, all of 5 minutes ago, I felt like we'd failed in that somehow. January hasn't looked the way I expected January to look when I made these goals and plans. January was to be a month of creating a more organized environment, and it was to be one in which I spent more time planning quality time with my children, and less time on the computer and puttering.
My grand schemes of organizing the entire house have ended up being two days of organizing the kitchen cabinets, linen closet, and my make-up. But, that's progress, isn't it?
I've not planned ANY grand family outings... and I almost felt frustrated by the week of snowdays we had thrust upon us, locking us into housebound status because it kept me from getting things done that I wanted to accomplish SO THAT I could concentrate on creating time with my kids. Silly me. Seven days of snow-induced hermit status WAS quality time with our kids.
I started writing today, thinking that I'd messed up the month.
But, in the end, it turns out that the best-laid plans of mice and... moms... don't go quite as awry as we think they did.
In any case, we have another day off of school today... and I intend to fill it with something fun. I've no idea what yet, but today will not be a day of TV, Xbox, and Webkinz.