Get Your Hiking Boots on!

It has been stated that you MUST get to the other side of this mountain by climbing over it. 
You MUST conquer it. 

Conquering mountains.   This has been a challenge that I have given myself this week.  There have been mountains in my life that stare me in the face daily.  Over the last two months, they have gotten bigger!  What started out as little hills have now grown to be as high as Mt. Everest seemingly. 

One of these mountains has been a much-needed update to our schedule.  There it was, barely hanging by one tack, lopsided on the wall shouting, "Fix me!"  I found myself glancing at it with guilt numerous times a day.  I didn't want to tackle that project because I knew it was going to require a large amount of fairly uninterrupted time.  What mom has that?!  So I put it off day after day, after day, after day...yeah, way too long to confess here.  Our days were also suffering because of it.  But finally, as of Sunday, I tackled the schedule!  It is all printed out, color-coded with copies made for each of the kids bedrooms, and voila!  One mountain climbed and behind me!  For more information on how to schedule and manage your home:Managers of their homes: A practical guide to daily scheduling for Christian homeschool families by Steve and Terri Maxwell.  (The first time I read it it seemed overwhelming, but now that I use it, I love it!)

Another mountain was (emphasis on was) the overflowing laundry room!  OK, I have to admit that I have been in survival mode until this past weekend!  Life had thrown me some curves that hit pretty hard and I just didn't have it in me to do all that I should.  So I was only doing laundry when someone said they didn't have any clean underwear or there were no towels to dry off their clean bodies!

Many, many loads later and tons of organization in the closets and I'm...well I was going to say "I'm done!", but laundry is NEVER done!  But that's OK.  I can say that our laundry is caught up!  You can see the laundry room floor, several baskets are empty, and closets are full.  It's a good feeling actually.  I was so tired last night when my head hit the pillow, but I was at peace.  Another mountain conquered! 

I still have more things to do that I have put off because the task seemed too daunting: 
1.  Organize home school records
2.  Organize junk mail, magazines, etc.
3.  Organize and file receipts
4.  Sell some stuff on eBay
5.  Work on home business
The list could go on and on, but you get the idea.  I will take it one day...ahem...task...I mean, mountain at a time!  Are there mountains in your life that you need to conquer?  Let me give you a hand!  I'd love to come to your home and work on these projects together, but since that is not possible, I hope that what you read today will encourage you to get in there, roll up your sleeves and get your hiking boots on!  You will feel so much better after the first task is accomplished.  I might suggest starting with a smaller task so that you get that sense of accomplishment sooner and that will give you the boost you need to climb some more!  Come on, Girl!  You can do it!
Happy climbing and conquering!

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