So last night we began a new ministry, and I was there to support it-- over 5 hours on my day off. I was not involved in planning it, and I wanted to be there to greet the parents and the children, as half were not connected with the church. It was a wonderful opportunity to make connections. Plus, it was just plain fun.
Tomorrow, we are beginning a new class to educate people on visiting and caring for hurting people. I'm spending time today finalizing plans for the class. I didn't have sufficient time this past week due to being out of the office so much.
Some members are sponsoring an opportunity to try curling Monday evening-- after a church meeting I need to attend-- I think it begins at 9:00 and ends at 10:30.... Even though I'm delegating lots of things, there are times when it is hard to keep up with everything that is going on. A member was trying to convince me to come to the curling event I didn't guarantee anything, but I will probably feel guilty if I don't at least drop by.
Today I'm trying to get some things done around the house while finalizing plans for tomorrow. I'm very grateful that Daughter is now living in a group home. It means I don't have to impose this schedule on her. It also means I have the freedom to work more hours and do more things.
I think an additional 24 hours a week would be helpful. I'm flexible-- it could be in the form of an additional day, or it could be 3 1/2 hours added to each day. Even the ability to function well on 3 1/2 to 4 hours of sleep a night would help. Until the extra 24 hours appear, I'm going to have to continue to prioritize carefully, delegating what I can and choosing carefully where I will become involved.