I’ve realized a subconscious trend in my Monday morning blogging; perhaps you’ve noticed it as well. It seems as if most of my Monday writings are comprised of either a random list of things on my mind and/or a random list of the things I have to do.
So, rather than fight it, I’ll yield to it. Maybe we can even turn it into a carnival. I mean, people post their menus on Monday, why not their to do list? You know, something like Monday’s To Do List (I’m nothing if not creative–not!) or Monday: A Week in Preview or Since It’s Monday and Your Brain is Still Asleep Just Blog a Random List. Or what about Manic Monday.
Side note: you know, I never really knew what was meant by “Manic Monday” except for it being a song popular in my youth so I looked up manic and it means marked by frenzy or excessively intense excitement. So, there you go. I don’t know about excitement but frenzy I totally get.
And I’m kidding about the whole carnival deal.
But, in honor of it being Monday yet again, I will tell you what’s on my mind and my (post it note) to do list…
Today I must work on Bible study. My Tuesday’s are usually devoted to Bible study prep but tomorrow I am going on a field trip with my son’s class. I’ll just be up front: I am no fan of field trips. I got over them years ago. My younger two children, however, are still in the field trip stage therefore so am I (but only for their sake).
Also on today’s agenda: laundry (always and forever), grocery shopping (ugh), walking (like for exercise) and various and sundry pre-field trip preparations like making arrangements for my other three children to be picked up from school and getting directions to our destination.
Tomorrow: field trip.
Wednesday: what my friend referred to as my “ministry day” as I have Bible study first thing followed by volunteering at the pregnancy center.
Thursday: I will meet with my reading buddy at the primary school but other than that I think the only item on my agenda will be recovery. And laundry (always and forever).
Friday: no doubt a mad cleaning frenzy (manic) as my parents are planning to come on Saturday for a few days’ visit.
What’s on my mind: Presenting myself as a living sacrifice in view of God’s mercies (Rom. 12:1, our topic for Bible study this week). What to cook for supper this week. The righteousness of Christ (one of the bookends of the Christian life discussed in the book I am reading by the same name–good stuff, by the way). Whether I will get lost driving to the field trip. How to better share the gospel with those who come to the pregnancy center for help.
So, what about you? What’s on your mind and to do list this week?