Today I will remember to tell you that on Saturday we got the BIG call. Dominick has been chosen to play the part of Percy in The Miracle Worker. He starts his rehearsals tonight and I am only worried about one thing right now- figuring out where we are going to be able to park at the college to drop him off. We spent most of the afternoon on Saturday going over his lines, highlighting them, and watching the clips from The Miracle Worker- the old and new versions- that we found on YouTube.
Today I will not use being awake from 3:30am- 6:30am as an excuse for not completing the rest of my to-do list. I will not use the fact that I have a sore throat and know I am getting "the cold" that is going around as any remote kind of reason for not being able to complete the rest of this list. I will appreciate that fact that although being awake for three hours in the middle of the night is a problem for most. I am grateful because it gave me time to watch a documentary about autism, straighten the fridge, wipe it out, wipe the counters down, refill the Brita containers and water bottles and to wipe the sink out. What I should have done when I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 3:30am was to immediately take a melatonin and close my eyes. Lesson learned.
Today in the middle of breathing treatments and boogie wiping and listening to whining teens I will remember how thankful I am to NOT be in San Diego right now. Yesterday we would have been checking into our vacation rental about the time the earthquake happened. I am thankful I didn't spend the money we don't have right now and thankful for not driving that far with lots of small children and thankful that I am not sitting in San Diego worried about what the earthquake meant and wondering if we should just go home.
Today I will read and reply to each of the emails that are in my inbox. This will take me a long time. Mostly because of ME. Because I don't like to write short little replies to big important questions. So having a boat load of distractions going on around me has made me put off many things that need my attention.
Today I will convince my husband that he should take most of the children somewhere fun. Like the movies or the indoor play place. Today I will encourage him with love and kindness and not threats. (lol)
Today I will remember how much fun yesterday was.... spending Easter day at the zoo with a big picnic lunch. It was lovely. And so exciting to see Isaac's reactions to all the animals in person for the first time. I hope that you had a wonderful Easter.
Today I will get things ready to be mailed. I have several items on that to-do list that have been waiting too long.
Today I will remember to pray for a good friend who has a BIG life change coming up this week. I will try to think of all the things that I have to tell her which might be helpful to her about adopting an older child.
Today I will NOT count how many times my teen girls look in the mirror nor will I mention it to them.
Today I will change the chore list and write a good post about CHORES and family team work.