Today I drove my daughter Hannah to her new school campus about eight miles from home. Her former campus closed before Christmas due to mold issues. When we arrived, we wandered empty halls, climbed stairs and finally found Hannah's new classroom on the fifth floor. No teacher, no students. Ten minutes early. People are probably trying to find there way, I thought. A teacher popped her head in and said, "School starts tomorrow. Today's an inservice day."
So much for my ten-year-old's excitement and my day of productivity. I planned to workout at the Y, blog, and finish two writing assignments due tomorrow and Friday. Instead I skipped the Y and turned into a ball of stress.
We drove back home. I felt like an idiot. What mom doesn't check when her child starts back to school? I just assumed that since my high schooler started back today so did my fifth grader(they attend the same charter school). Not.
So I start 2008 a bit off track. Hope to still get my writing done. Found a playdate for Hannah. Maybe, if I'm real productive, the girls can swim and I can workout at the Y this afternoon.
It'll all work out--if I have the right attitude. It's amazing how quickly my mood can change based on my circumstances. God, help me walk in your ways.
(PS. Soon we will announce our January giveaway. Coming soon, we welcome our fellow writing comrade, Scoti Domeij. By next week, we should be in full swing with our blog.)
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