The Sound of Silence

I am enjoying ABSOLUTE SILENCE this morning.  I am not one to have music or the TV playing in my home.  I like peace and quiet.  But even without constant TV or music, silence in a household with 3 kids under the age of 9 is a rare delight, so I treasure it when I get it.  I even went so far as to turn off Twitter this morning so there are no ding-dong alerts going off.  My 2 older kids are at school, and my 3-year-old is miraculously entertaining herself.  The silence is DIVINE.

I have spent the morning catching up on emails and reading Blissdom recaps and What I Learned This Week posts.  I still have about 25 emails flagged for action and a to-do list as long as my arm with design work and review posts calling my name.

BUT.

I wrote yesterday about pushing the reset button.  And that’s what I intend to do today.  I’m leaving in a bit to pick up my daughter from kindergarten, and when I do I’m going to turn off the computer.  I plan to spend the rest of the day with my kids, getting my house back in order (I haven’t even unpacked yet!) and preparing my bible study for Friday (a novel idea — usually I wait until the night before.)  I’m sure I’ll be peeking at my Blackberry from time to time, and I know my emails flagged for action will double.  But they will be there when I get back.  I feel the need to walk away for a bit.

Yes, I realize that walking away for one afternoon is hardly admirable, but I’m all about the baby steps.  Set small, attainable goals, and you’re less likely to fail, right?  Today is the last day of our spring tease, and then it’s back to winter for a while longer.  I plan to enjoy it!