Walked with my kiddos to school on day 2; it was a great chance to chat with the school-aged kids (10 and 8). It was a beautiful morning. I took the youngest three on a detour to see some birds at a local bird refuge. It made for a long walk, but it was so nice! I'm finally doing things I've wanted to for so long! I was a bit behind on my dishes and housework but I felt energized by doing something meaningful. I did get them done quicker than I normally do, though my large pile of laundry was still sitting on my bedroom floor when I went to bed.
On our walk, I was thinking about what people remember about you when you are gone. I have never wondered if Abraham Lincoln's toilets were clean or if Mother Teresa had stylish clothes. I tend to stress over my unmopped bathroom floor, the 20 pounds I need to lose, or that one of the weeds in my yard may very well be large enough to impale someone. I know my kids care more about how I treat them, what I teach them, and what kind of memories we make together than about the size of my waist (though that is definitely on my list of to dos!).