Those of you who read my blog post about naming this blog know that saying "I am survivng" is a bad habit I am trying to break. However, there are times when it is okay to be in survival mode. This past week was one of those weeks. We started back to school, we had our homeschool group's program, Hannah and I took a girl's only shopping trip, softball practices started, and I kept extra children at different times. I was in survival mode...doing what had to be done each day, no pm scheduled work, dinner on the fly, and at times, from the gas station, diapers on my toddler instead of underwear, showers every other day....survival mode. And it worked. Sure, the house was a WRECK this morning, the laundry was behind, the fridge was a mess, the grass needed cut, BUT I survived. The program was a great success, the shopping trip with Hannah was profitable in more ways than one, we were not late for any practices, and today my toddler has used the potty like a champ. So far, I have reclaimed the kitchen, dining room, living room, and den. I have mowed the yard, done four loads of laundry, done some necessary online shopping, and will very soon commplete a blog post.
Survival mode is okay and at times even neccessary. The trick is to not let it become a habit. If survival mode is your only mode, then something (for me it is my attitude, mostly) must change. Survival is good, but living an abundant life is better.