I worked in Houston on Monday after a busy weekend, so it felt like my week REALLY started on Tuesday.
I was running in circles, y'all.
Too much to do, not enough time to do it.
You've been there, I know.
So, I took the kids to school and my plan was to come home and get organized. So far that morning I wasn't having any luck--I couldn't get organized in my head. My house? Forget about it.
I had a bit of a headache, so I thought, more coffee--that's what I need when I get home.
And then I remembered Brain Gym 101--and thought, the headache is probably telling me I need hydration, not caffeine dehydration.
So, I had some water. The Sonic ice helps it go down, don't judge.
Still wasn't feeling quite myself. Headache just lingered. I remembered I hadn't had time to eat breakfast, so I had a couple of muffins. And yes, I know I should have had protein--have I mentioned the stress eating happening around here? It ain't pretty, y'all.
Still wasn't feeling quite right, and by now I was frus. trated. My morning to get caught up? It was flying by at an alarming rate.
Maybe, I thought, I just needed to get the house in order. Then I could concentrate.
So I started on laundry. I still hadn't put away last week's clean laundry. The laundry room overfloweth.
I'm more than a little ashamed to tell you that it took me about an hour and a half to figure out what was missing from my busy, crazy day.
And yep, this did the trick. I sheepishly texted a pic of one of the devotions (Monday's devotion I hadn't read before I went to work, was playing 2 day catch up on Tuesday) to my Boy...perhaps if I HAD taken time for quiet time first thing in the morning instead of hitting the floor running I could have prevented an argument between us. Ahem.
Friends, just a reminder: there's always time for quiet time. God's there even in the busy, crazy time, don't get me wrong...but I feel better when I make time to just sit down with Him. And you know what? I suspect my family feels better when I've had my quiet time, too. :)