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An Unrelated Story

The last week or so has been kind of crazy:  Lots to do at work, DangerBear got sick, and Chickpea was in two parades.  There's a Cute Little Town about 25 minutes from here that has a heritage festival every year, and Chickpea's school was marching in the parade on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Let me preface this by saying that I hate driving, especially in busy areas.  Let me also say that I am spatially challenged.  In other words, I can't read a map to save my life, and get easily confused.

So when we got to Cute Little Town on parade day, I parked pretty far away from the festivities.  I didn't want to deal with the closed-off roads and oodles of pedestrians.  On Thursday I remembered to write down directions from where I'd parked to the parade site.

On Friday, I forgot.  And I got lost on the way back.  As in, "walking several miles out of our way" lost.  With a very tired six year old.  I should have taken my GPS out of the car, just in case, but I didn't think I'd need it.  After all, I'd been to Cute Little Town plenty of times!

Praise God, I had my cell phone.  And the battery was even charged!  I eventually overcame my pride and called DangerBear, who got me directions.  We probably walked nearly five miles.  Chickpea was not happy with me.

Another praise: The weather was gorgeous.  About five minutes after we found the car, it started to rain.  :)

My Goals

I've been doing really well with some of my goals:

  • Straightened up the house every day
  • Drank my water every day
  • Took Chickpea outside almost every day
  • Took my vitamin almost every day
  • Cleaned the kitchen most days
  • Ate breakfast most days
Some goals need a little help:
  • I've missed several days of Bible reading
  • I haven't written in my journal in a couple of days
  • I've only made dinner about half the time
Finally, some goals are on life support:
  • My well-intentioned cleaning schedule went *pouf*
  • Fruit with breakfast and lunch?  What?
Yeah, so I'm working on it.  I have to keep reminding myself that this is about improving, not being perfect.

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6 Responses
  1. Charlene Says:

    Keep up the good work!

    I think there's a reason we're urged to "press toward" the mark--a reminder that getting to the goal isn't a matter of just aiming towards it and drifting--it's hard work to keep on pressing! At least you know you're pushing in the right direction!

    I can't tell you how much I look forward to doing my Philippians 3:14 post--even when I haven't done well, it encourages me to keep pressing on.

  2. Kate Says:

    I'm so glad you enjoy participating, Charlene! I've tried setting monthly goals for the last few years, but I always gave quickly, usually in February or March! Posting my goals for everyone to see keeps me from giving up.

  3. Kelly Says:

    Great job Kate! Your story at the beginning had me cracking up! I would probably do the same thing!

  4. Kate Says:

    Kelly, I can only pray my husband finds my ineptness to be endearing, 'cuz I'm hopeless! :)

  5. Charlene Says:

    Off topic--I've received a couple bloggy awards and have included you in my "Delightful Dozen" list of blogs I'd love to pass these on to!

  6. Kate Says:

    Wow, neat, Charlene! Thanks! =D

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