So chemo starts Thursday. It's Sunday... night. Here's a look at all I want/need/hope to accomplish the week: (Play the theme song as you scroll down and read my list.)
- Train my replacement at work, which means quite a few hours in the office.
- Fill prescriptions for the kids.
- Get Landon a haircut.
- Shop for a real-hair wig to fit my real-big head.
- Go grocery shopping and pick up kid-friendly, cook-it-yourself meals.
- Take my daughter to see Inside Out.
- Buy multi-vitamins for chemo.
- Arrange babysitters for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- Plant the flowers I bought yesterday, which are already starting to wilt.
- Talk to my friend about restarting my Meal Train and pick dates.
- Pick up my house for BFF's arrival on Wednesday.
- Counsel my daughter with Tony regarding her baptism.
- Redo my nails.
- Pack my chemo bag.
- Prepare myself spiritually, emotionally, and physically for chemo.
- Pay bills.
- Get a few blogs in the queue.
- Do laundry.
- Clean and detail the van.
- Schedule Bosco's neutering.
- Buy Frontline and Heartguard for the pets.
- Submit insurance claim forms and student loan deferment forms.
Are you tired? I am, too, but it's time to amp it up at my house. And I can share with you what I've decided. Perhaps this could be helpful for you, too.
- Do the things that honor God first. (Training my replacement so ministry continues, preparing myself spiritually for chemo, counseling my daughter on baptism, etc.)
- Do the things that serve my family second. (Medical needs come first. Babysitting. Then family time (which never even really made my list)!
- Do the things that fit into the hours I have left in whatever order I darn well please... and then let the rest go. (Financial matters will get attention first. Can't just let those go.) If the house stays a mess, the hair doesn't get cut, and Bosco's manhood remains intact for a few more weeks, life will go on.
What does your week look like? How can you prioritize what really matters?
Say a little prayer for me,Emily
"Nothing is impossible with respect to any of God's promises." - Luke 1:37