Eating My Frogs

It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve blogged. I think my day off scrapbooking carried some consequences. Frogs began taking over my house and I’ve been eating them one by one!

Let me explain what I mean by “eating my frogs.” My daughter participates in gavel club, a home school speech club. Last week, I was privileged to hear one of the best inspirational speeches on procrastination. “Frogs,” said the young speaker, “are tasks on your to-do list. They are those unpleasant jobs you should do but tend to put off. We should daily “eat” the biggest, ugliest frog first. Eating it provides us with energy and productivity. However, if we put off eating it, that little amphibian will just get bigger and fatter throughout the day and will stare at us leaving us feeling weighted and overwhelmed.”

Loved it! I’m a big fan of checking things off my list. The analogy comparing unpleasant tasks to slimy frogs made me smile. So, since my delightful day in my comfy chair making a family album (which I still do not regret doing!), I’ve been dining on some frog legs! I’ve researched and ordered/borrowed a new history curriculum. I’ve made menus. I’ve done laundry and graded papers. I’ve resumed teaching at our co-op, meaning I’ve planned some writing lessons. I’ve called doctors and dealt with Esther’s on-going ear infection. I’ve tackled desk work and I’ve exercised. I’ve not been blogging because blogging isn’t a frog. It’s enjoyable. It’s a way I unwind. It’s kind of like dessert.

And yet their are still frogs in this house. As a matter of fact, I think I hear a “ribbit” coming from the kitchen sink as I type…

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4 Responses to “Eating My Frogs”

  1. Anna Says:

    Tina! I found your blog today when catching up on the McDills. I was so tickled to see the faces of your family and catch up on you and yours. Wow!! What a gorgeous crew! And you, you look FANTASTIC! I miss you. I think about you from time to time. I hope you are well, it seems you are. Enjoy those mountains for me. I sure do miss it.
    Keep shining. You are such an amazing mom and wife.

  2. Tina Says:

    Anna! I miss you! Thank you for stopping by! I just love your blog. We’ll just have to keep in touch this way!

  3. Cindy Says:

    Ever hear that old Red Skelton bit “Frogs”? It was a hilarious reading of a poem he did. I’ll never think of it the same way again! Here’s the link:

    I must be old. I think it’s funny.

  4. Tina Says:

    Cindy, I just watched it. No, I’d never heard it before, but you are right – it’s funny. I’m old too. “There’s no sleeping in the night!”

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