Sunday, April 6, 2014

Zzzz . . . the day I decided I could sleep in a little

It's been a crazy few weeks. It hasn't been any major, just a lot of little things that have added up to early mornings, busy days, and late nights.

Finally I realized that I had to get some rest. I was already battling allergies and an ear infection, and I knew I would just end up sicker if I didn't slow down.

I sent this text to my running buddies to explain why I wouldn't be dragging myself out of bed the next morning:

I'm normally pretty strict about getting up fairly early, getting breakfast, and starting school. My fear is that a late start to our day will mean that we won't get anything done and we'll fall behind in our school schedule. I knew I couldn't get pushing on at the pace I was going. Even if it meant taking a day off of school, I had to slow down to catch my breath.

You know what happened when I decided to sleep in a little? Nothing.

I got an extra three hours of sleep and woke up feeling more refreshed than I had in weeks. I took a shower, fixed breakfast for Lauren, and started school with her a few hours later than normal. We still managed to do all of the most important schoolwork for the day. If I remember correctly, we even squeezed in some quiet reading time that afternoon. We didn't get behind in our schoolwork, and we won't be doing assignments in late June just because I slept late one day in March.

As a homeschool mom, I sometimes think that I can't afford to take a break. I learned that it isn't the end of the world to turn off my alarm clock and slow down a little.

Zzzz is for sleeping in when I needed rest. Z also means that I've successfully completed another round of Blogging through the Alphabet with Marcy at Ben and Me.

Another round of Blogging through the Alphabet will start in a few weeks. This time I'm going to be sharing a "Years Ago" stories to go with each letter.

Blogging Through the Alphabet

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  1. Glad you got to catch up on some rest! Take care of yourself so you can take care of those kiddos. Love your idea of the next blogging though the alphabet- what fun that will be to read!

  2. God has been teaching me a lot about margin and rest this year too. I'm glad you got some much-needed rest, and I can't wait to read the "Years Ago" stories as you blog through the alphabet again!



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