II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Fashionably late???

ERGHHH!! WHY can't I EVER get my library books back to the library on time? It's completely ridiculous. The books are free, we get to keep them for 2 weeks, which is more than plenty of time...but I cannot seem to get them returned on time no matter what I do! What's worse...I always check out a stinkin' mega-load of books every time...and at .10 cents per book per day late...that adds up quick! The last time I had out 27 books and was like 6 days late...!! you do the math! Now I am actually making payments on my late fees! Then tonight I sat down with my kids to read them their night-time stories and I thought I'd just flip open the front cover and see when I need to return this batch of books and it says May 25, 2007. ERAUGH!! That was 4 days ago (or it will be by tomorrow morning when I return them). It's like the more I resolve that I will NOT be late anymore...the more late I am. And this isn't the only area of my life I am doing stuff like this either. Every month when I sit down to balance my check book I SWEAR that I will not use my debit card EVER again without writing it down in my register...and yet every month, there are more and more debits that I have forgotten to record! I also keep telling you guys that I am going to lose this last 15-20 pounds and I totally mean it when I say it...but then next thing I know...it's a month later and here I am...still stuck at 144 and holding. I feel like I need to get hit over the head wtih a frying pan or something to knock me back into whack because I must be really out of whack to be messing up so much. It's just so un-like me. Ergh!
Well anyway, I just needed to vent that for a minute. Tomorrow when I am less frustrated and when I have more time, I will tell you about our Memorial Day weekend and show you lots and lots of new pictures!
Goodnight!

2 comments:

Logziella said...

don't beat yourself up over the library books thing...I understand your frusteration completely...but here's my suggestion:

I LIVE off my calendar and when I check library books out, I always go home and write the due date down on the calendar and it works for me.

Can't wait to see & hear about your Memorial Day!!

kc said...

I was just fixin to type the same thing Logziella just wrote! Great minds do think alike huh!

I do the same thing. I come home, and immediately write the due date on our calendar. I have one stuck on our fridge, so I HAVE to see it everyday. Everything goes on this calendar! This way hopefully I won't forget anything or forget to remind Stephen of what he has going on with work each week. It gets to be a pretty full calendar each month. But I always write everyones "stuff" in it's own color for the month. So my appointment/reminders go on the calendar in one color, Stephen's in another, Levi's T-ball games/practices in another, and the library book due date in another. This is the only way I can keep it all straight.

Good luck Jen! You can do it. With as organized and talented as you are, I know you will find your own little "trick" that will help you keep it all straight. :)
Love ya girl,
Kandy