After a stressful week of getting ready for the PTO Spaghetti Supper and Women's Conference, what do I have on my mind now? Softball and Kids in Motion programs. I'm hoping to have our first softball practice tomorrow and I will pick up the Kids in Motion programs after school today to fold this evening. Depending on my energy level and motivation, I will get the programs all done tonight, or I will just get the ones done for Tuesday night's performance and then do Wednesday night's performance programs Tuesday/Tuesday night, and then Thursday night's performance programs on Wednesday/Wednesday night.
It has also been on my mind lately how insanely busy I have been with non-family, non-church activities and it is time to simplify my life. At the last PTO meeting, the president announced that she will be stepping down from her role as President and I mentioned that I will no longer be the secretary after this year. That was an easy decision. The hard decision was deciding to give up coaching softball. This will be my last season. When I began coaching last year, I really thought I would be coaching for 10+ years, so I could coach all of my girls. As I write this, I am doubting my decision to quit. I know it's the best thing to do, but I'm having a hard time letting softball go. I plan on being involved in some way, just not as a head coach. There are several things that I will not miss about coaching and if I focus on those things, the decision is easier.
Now a little about my weekend. The PTO Spaghetti Supper Friday night was very well attended and was a huge success. I was there from 5-8pm to help out where needed. We had a Chinese Auction and a popular item among the children was a bucket full of candy and toys. Zoe, Emily, and Eleanor came to the supper with my Mom and Grandmother, so the girls put tickets in the bucket for the candy/toys...of course. Guess who won it...
It was quite humorous to bring this bucket of STUFF home the night before my decluttering class. :-) We are taking a few toys out each day to play with and the kids can have one piece of candy per day. Eleanor has been very good about sharing her bucket of fun.
My "Use it or Lose it" classes at Women's Conference on Saturday went well. I taught the class twice. I think the first class went better because we had more time and covered most of what I had prepared. I enjoyed sharing motivating quotes with the class and some of my experiences. Here is one of the quotes I shared.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." ~William Morris
Decluttering is an ongoing process and I'm always searching for motivation. I'll continue to share here what I shared with my class in future posts. Maybe I'll dedicate a post to this subject.
Saturday night, Matt and I had a much needed and much enjoyed datenight at Bugaboo Creek! :-)