So who am I and what do I know about planning a day to get some time of my own? I'm a wife of a high school coach, G Adams, and a mom of three kids! My son, Chris, is in his senior year at Texas Tech University. My twin girls, Camille and Caroline, are 9-years-old and are in fourth grade.
I spend the second part of my days working full time outside of the house. The first and third parts of my days are spent getting my family ready for school, activities, life. And, the fourth part. Aaahhhh, that is mine. I watch anything and everything on Bravo, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime (boy, that's embarrassing). I download and organize pictures -- putting together photo books is a favorite pastime. I read and read and read -- sometimes books, sometimes blogs, sometimes Facebook posts. I also write -- on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (which requires pictures that I like to take as well as organize) and on this blog. I contribute to the Today Parenting Team, Friday Night Wives and Grown and Flown.
I dream of a house without clutter or paper, and with magazine-worthy decor. I pin amongst the best of them and have boards with recipes, paint colors and outfits. But I really enjoy sitting on the sofa, cooking, reading, staying at home with my family and watching TV. I need fourth parts to do what I enjoy and so I find ways to carve out that time.
I have always been a writer ... I've the boxes of journals and diaries to prove it. And, I've always wanted to have a family .... and be married to a coach. So, here's my story in my words in my style. I write like I talk. The only missing piece are the use (some would say over use) of my hands to help tell my stories.
Blessed is a word made for t-shirts and clever pallet board signs, and it truly describes my life. I daily receive God's mercy and seek Him for the peace that passes all understanding and the joy only He can provide. And when the fourth part doesn't happen and the other three parts get out of control, I claim Lamentations 3:22-23: Because of His great love for us, we are not consumed for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Whew. I'm not in this alone.