I'm back, baby!*
Here I am, sitting for approx 15 minutes at a time. Punching through for a half hour if I'm lucky. Rest and repeat. Although significantly reduced since last Tuesday, oh how tired I am of being in pain. I can't thank you all enough for your kind good wishes via comment, email, Facebook wall posts and in person for one or two of you (sorry about the stained, crumpled dressing gown and, oh my god, the frizz). More on this in this week's Grateful post, of course!
So, I'm back at my computer and I'm mostly mobile. Stairs continue to test me, but then, given how the accident happened, perhaps this was always so. I am just very happy to be back at work (yay for me! I'm in love with Village Voices!), regardless of how many hours it takes to get an hours work done
I've had lots and lots of quiet time. Pinterest was by far the best drug I was on the whole time. It saved my sanity as I browsed and pinned, browsed and pinned. All sorts of fabulous 'what ifs' and 'going tos' going around and around in my endone ravelled head. I sparked a few of them off on this blog's Facebook page. Much merriment ensued.
Time to contemplate is good for the soul. Listening quietly around home and pondering life in general led me to a couple of conclusions. After lengthy consultation with my darling LOML, things are going to change around here.
Top three things we are focusing on:
Screen time is insidious. We thought we were rather careful with the amount of time our children spent on iPads, iPods, Wii, computers and in front of the television. We were not. It all adds up very, very quickly. From now on, we have a timetable with very set rules around who is doing what in front of a screen.
It has worried me at the back of my mind for quite some time how my children treat each other. They are competitive, dobby, rude and inconsiderate. I talked to them about the importance of treating your siblings with the same courtesy as you would a friend. We are going to be working even harder at this.
I am a prolific To Do list maker, but often they remain lists with no action plan and no end in sight. From now on, every To Do list will include a To Doing component to make sure we are heading in the right direction. Life can just go on without focus if we let it.
There! Not a bad use of a week stuck staring at the ceiling, I thought. There are a few other revelations, but I thought I'd focus on the top three for now. I'll update you how we are tracking in a month or so.
Are you a To Do or a To Doing?
What are your Top Three things you're focusing on right now?
* Please excuse terrible pun. You know I can't resist!
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