Being a stay at home mom of 3, I find that the only way I can stay organized is with calendars and lists.
Between having 1 child in school full-time, 1 child in school 3 days a week, and my 3rd with me all day is just the start of how my days really go.
With school, activities and a part-time a babysitting job, I rarely find time to sit down, unless I am driving somewhere of course.
Once the kids have been tended to, then I work on all of the events that I have volunteered for. I love being involved and doing it at my own will, unlike a job that you have to attend when they tell you to. Volunteering, I feel a sense of being in control of my schedule and participating when I can. So when you see me on the PTS/PTA Board, Teaching Religious Ed classes, or Running Large Church or School events, don't be surprised.
I am filled with many ideas that I love to share, and my husband just rolls his eyes when I attempt to add something else to my already busy schedule. He begs me to say "NO!" but although I try to, I get suckered in and it comes out "Yes!" I am someone who loves a challenge.
I just finished running our Church picnic this past weekend, and it really kept me going. When our Picnic Committees all seemed to bow out with 2 weeks to the picnic, my running went into overdrive and I had to step up even more to make this event a success. It always works out when you put your mind to something and follow through. I am proud of my efforts and delighted that the picnic WAS a success!
|We borrowed the Popcorn Machine from our Local Bank.|
|We sold Ice Cream Sundaes and Sno Cones|
|We even offered Hot Dog Meals for those who didn't bring a picnic lunch.|
|Our Cake Walk is always our most popular game.|
C won a huge tray of Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.
|The Bartlett Fire Department (Station 2) came to celebrate with us, allowed us to tour the truck, try on gear,|
and joined us for a prayer in remembering those affected by 9/11.
|We all sent our Prayers to Heaven (tucked inside of a balloon).|
|We watched them until they floated into the clouds!|
|Higher and Higher!|