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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Recovering from the Holidays - Priorities Amidst Chaos

I fully intended to start blogging at the beginning of the week, but one of our foster daughters got suspended from school on Monday and ran away on Tuesday. Needless to say, my time and priorities have been chaotic.

I'm looking at our half-decorated tree while I write. The above-mentioned girl wanted to earn some money, so she had gathered all the Christmas decorations in a couple of locations for me. All I need to do is put them away and undecorate the tree and store the decorations and tree.

Because I've had to spend extra time dealing with our current situation, I've had to leave the Christmas decluttering for the moment. I've done the top priorities, and have had to postpone other things, even though they have been important, too.

I've divided my tasks into those which can be done while the girls are home and those which require more concentration. Consequently, the Christmas decorations will be done as I get a chance when I'm home with the girls.

Even though the house will be messy for a little while longer, I have to be content that I'm choosing the best use of my time. And other priorities will be done as I get a chance. 

Thankfully, our foster daughter was found on Wednesday. I'm not sure when or if she will return to our home. In the meantime, I will attempt to keep my top priorities in mind, and rest in the fact that that's the best I can do!

More on priorities amidst chaos:

Priorities and Perspective from a Ninety-Year-Old

Feeling Overwhelmed? Organize Your Priorities

Staying Organized in a Changing World