A Holy Day

holy –  given or belonging to God; set apart for God’s service; coming from God; sacred

Yesterday was a holy day.  Determined to get caught up with my reading, I purposefully set aside the day for that priority.  The boys and I were the only ones here.  I got started early, first counting just how many pages I was behind. 

51 pages was the goal.

We had breakfast, and I got the eldest started on his math lessons.  They are computerized and the one subject I have not had to prepare, teach, or grade this year.  The youngest son has already finished his math book for the year (not computerized) so he was happily playing in his room.

This was the perfect day to attempt such a feat.  The one thing I knew was that I did NOT want to spend the next several weeks behind schedule.  The other thing I knew was I didn’t really want to skip anything, so that’s why I decided to make the day a “Read-a-thon”.

It was soooooooooooooo quiet!  Several times I actually stopped reading because my mind didn’t know what to do without balancing 3 kids, 10 subjects, the phone, and other responsibilities! 

The television was off. 

The dogs were asleep.

There were no phone calls.

There were no pressing matters.

I needed to pay bills, but didn’t.

The dishes were dirty, but I looked the other way.

We skipped Science.

I let the boys play and they were content to do it behind a closed bedroom door.

It was perfect!  I was able to comment on things I had previously noted in the readings, write a post or two, and read 31 pages! 

Today, I’m still behind but, it’s only 15 pages now. 

How was your yesterday?  Are you behind?  If so, what is your “catch up” plan?

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  1. #1 by Niki on April 10, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    Yay for quiet days! I am still behind…I have read through 2 Samuel chapter 1. I’ve written down the rest through April 14th. Hoping to get some reading in tonight. Working on a yard sale this week and it’s keeping me busy. I just really, really wish I could stay caught up and have time for comments and posts here. But I’m still plugging along and that’s the main goal, right? 🙂

  2. #2 by ashleyltodd on April 11, 2012 - 6:34 am

    I’m glad you were able to have a peaceful catch-up day! I’d be a little further behind, but I fell back asleep after I turned my alarm off yesterday morning… I’m about a week behind. Each morning I read as much as I have time for, which is usually a little more than one day’s assignment. I’m slowly catching back up again. Also, since a lot of this is “familiar territory”, I’m not feeling the need to do research on commentaries. 🙂

    • #3 by ashleyltodd on April 11, 2012 - 6:35 am

      Oops! Not “a little further behind”! A little further along! (I accidentally deleted most of my comment and had to rewrite it. I got in a rush…)

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