Monday, November 22, 2010
The Benefits of Being Flexible
It is probably a really big secret, since I most known for my scheduling/planning obsessions. But deep down inside, when danger calls....I can become Elastic Girl!
This weekend, for example. Every plan for the last few days has been turned upside down. BUT - I managed to get my schedule and school plans (and even meals!) done for the rest of the month.
I even got all the school books in the bag, loaded and ready to go to Grandma's house today. I had great plans to go to the shop and all the bookkeeping done for the week. Then to the grocery store and get everything we need for the next week (including Wednesday night fellowship and Thanksgiving). Dash back to Grandma's, get the boys, head home and get everything ready for deer processing this afternoon.
But - Joe is still sick. Much better, but pretty droopy. He could use another day on our couch, as opposed to being transported to Grandma's couch. So.....call Grandma - switch my work day to Tuesday. Stay home today and unpack the books - we can do today's school at home and do a few of the things I was going to do tomorrow today. We will have to make do with the groceries on hand. Great opportunity to clean out refrigerator and pantry today (which I didn't get to this weekend)! That way I will be sure and ONLY buy what we need tomorrow. Also - since I am going to be home all day, I have time to make a pot of chicken and dumplings, so that we don't have to eat "snacks" tonight - we'll have a nice dinner ready for whoever has time to eat during the deer processing.
And remember - Elastic Girl could not do what she does if it weren't for Mr. Incredible - being helpmeet to a superhero has its' definite advantages!