The past few weeks have been pretty crazy and at times stressful trying to figure out everyone's schedules around here. My sister got here about two weeks after Christmas and only a week after we got home from vacation. You know it takes time to get adjusted after a vacation! :) Not only that, I still feel like I am adjusting to a new city with new people and places. So bringing her into the mix has been a little harder this time and I have had a few attitudes that I am not proud of.
Once she got here we talked over everything she needed to attend each week and on what days. By the way, she doesn't have a current driver's license or a car for that matter! So I am the one who takes her to all of her appointments. After spending all last week doing it I was really overwhelmed and feeling like a taxi cab driver! She has to be taken to school on Tues. Wed. and Thurs. at 8 am and picked up at 11 am and then taken to another class from noon to 1pm on those same days. I also have to take Andon to school on Wed. and Fri. at 9am and pick him up at 2pm. Some of those pick ups and drop offs leave me about an hour in the car and not enough time to go home. I also have to clean the house, grocery shop and try to have a life of my own! :)
So this weekend we sat down together and made a schedule using the ical on the computer. I have never even used it but it's great! You can choose different colors for each person and schedule out each day of the week. Today is our first day being on schedule and we're already off a little. We're supposed to be at bible study right now but Andon is sick. Poor thing has a nasty cold that has been going around here. But the rest of the day and week are scheduled out as well and should be pretty smooth.
I figure the extra time I spend in the car could be valuable time spent with the Lord. Also I could do my Esther homework or read one of the MANY books I have sitting on my nightstand. I just ordered another that I am pretty excited to dive into called The Cry of the Soul.
And truthfully, we brought my sister here to help her have a fresh start. To love, encourage and serve her in this time in her life. Not for me to be stressed, overwhelmed and focused on myself and my time! :)