note to self

  • Get up before everyone else.  Read.  Pray.  Do yoga (or go swimming).
  • Take a shower, even if the baby has to come along.  (Naked babies are fun, after all.)
  • DO NOT YELL UP THE STAIRS.  It does not make you feel happy.  Walk upstairs to say whatever it is that needs saying.
  • Do not whine back to whiners.
  • LOOK AT THE CALENDAR.  Your planner is your friend.
  • Wait until after school to look at the computer.
  • Read aloud.  And snuggle.
  • Work on making something with a child.
  • Work on making something all by yourself.
  • Watch birds.
  • Breathe fresh air.  Go outside, even for a second.
  • Eat vegetables.
  • Remember that there are people that live outside this house.  Talk to one (or some) of them.
  • Give one hundred bazillion hugs and kisses.  (They are much more important than math.  Really.)
  • Smile.
  • Laugh.
  • Sleep.

I’m printing this out and putting it on my bathroom mirror.  I’m needing the reminder lately during these days of not-quite-spring.

Speaking of spring– the new issue of Rhythm of the Home is up!

sweetie bird

It’s full of creativity, fun, and loveliness– including the pattern for my sweetie birds.  Go check it out!

8 thoughts on “note to self

  1. i just love this little birdie! i think it might be my first project from the spring edition! nice work!

  2. your notes to self completely cracked me up. The yelling up the stairs one really hits homs. It DOESN’T make a person happy, does it? I arrived here from Rythm…and so glad to have found you. Sweetie bird is precious!

  3. ((Oops i typed this in the next thread instead of this one,, )) I’ll type it here too.

    I will print up that list too! but i’ll edit it to down the stairs :) thank you for the help! mommys need to stick together.,. i’ll share it with my friend Karen! she’ll love it!

  4. Oh, I need to just copy the note and print it out for myself! I’m from Rhythm too; we’re celebration mates! Love the bird!

  5. Wow Jess!
    I love that you are getting some of your things published! Way to go! I keep forgetting you really aren’t absolutely perfect! I like your list! I have similar goals and it has helped to find a friend to workout with at 5 am 3x/wk. I love being able to start the day clear-headed and on a good note! GOod luck with plans!

  6. One that I REALLY should listen to is :
    Wait until after school to look at the computer.

    But I can’t help it. So the whole time we are homeschooling I am thinking about what I need to do on the computer. Blah.

    Oh, and I like the yelling up the stairs one too!

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