Coffee. I am thankful it is Friday. I've been on a very busy, bumpy road this week. I haven't even gotten my coffee several mornings!
Every year I forget that the first week of school is hard. There's always papers I haven't organized or copied and books or folders I realize that I need--and don't have. I try to be organized. I think through my schedule ahead of time and make my master planner. I did a lot beforehand this year. But, as always, there were a lot of unforeseen needs that popped up each day this week.
I suspect a lot of people are like me. We know what we should do and yet we just don't do it! I know I need to show myself and my children grace and ease into things. But, I just don't do it. I put a lot of pressure on myself. I am thankful for my children and their grace for things (and for me). We're working out the kinks together and making adjustments. I haven't figured out how everything is going to get done. But, we did school work today, helped a friend, went to the library, and ate 3 meals. Oh, and we cleaned the house this morning.
The first week of school is never easy. Maybe I'll try and ease into it a little more gently next year...