When I was expecting the Emily princess, I became accustomed to "plodding" since running wasn't an option. I have many friends with health issues that prevents them from moving fast in any circumstance. So, if you can't move fast or really don't want to, I hereby announce: plodding.
The plodding concept was introduced to me by Mrs. Beck. Mrs. Beck is an inspiration to me in so many ways. She has conquered physical and emotional trials through the strength in Jesus Christ. She has MS, which has slowed her down but not flattened her. She still walks at age 66? when most people at her age and stage would be in a wheelchair.
So, what is plodding? Plodding is a slow, constant, focused movement toward getting a job done. I guess you might think of it as a blitz in slow-motion.
Lately, I've been in a funk. I think I am recovering from all of my travels. Either way, my body and mind are slowed down. Even though I don't like it as well as being my normal self, I don't mind it entirely. I sleep more. I eat less. I talk slower and think slower. I'm hoping it will pass soon. So, while being with me in the blog world or real life, may be kind of boring, I appreciate this little break. Unfortunately, I am too lazy to hunt down the dead mouse in the basement that is making my home a stink-bomb.
So, what kind of activity level can a plodding-blitz kind of Mom expect? How about putting away the laundry? or coming up with something simple for dinner? reading a book or taking a nap? yeah. that's the speed we're at. Oh, and lighting a candle to cover the stinky mouse smell. really.
My kids have been great though. Joanna made bread and applesauce. The kids helped with clean up.
If you are new to blitzing, here are some other links on the topic:
Basically, blitzing is forcing ourselves to focus for a set period of time on hands-on tasks.
Also, blitzing with kids is a blast if you are an airchair general.
Glad you could join us! Now you have MANY choices about using the blitz. You are welcome to do/ try any or all of them.... and so many photos to choose from!
And WHATEVER you do, do not link up your blitzing below. I might get the wrong idea that you like this meme or something... Don't encourage me by participating.. whatEVER. I'm sitting here enjoying a stinky mouse, wondering if anyone out there is blitzing for real..?