Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Time Test

See?  I had this T post all ready a few weeks ago.  I hosted a T party for T week for Hyrum and his Joy School friends.  Tortillas, tomatoes, tater tots and tangerines, all on my Grandma Tucker's china.

Then today came around.  I was really behind on my lesson preparation.  I slept in unusually late when I had planned on being up at five.  I had visiting teaching to do.  And I had planned to take Hyrum and Evie to the zoo with a few friends.

By the time I was leaving to visit, I knew I couldn't possibly go to the zoo and give my lesson material as much attention as it deserves.

9:48 am and I get home from visiting.  No way can I sacrifice the morning for the zoo.  Then I remember my resolution for 2011--balance.  Remember?

What would be the best use of my morning--long term?

I may have forgotten my camera, but I passed the test.

Linking my T post up to Alphabe-Thursday.
Jenny Matlock
I am planning on being up extremely late tonight.  And I couldn't have spent my time better.


  1. sounds like a good choice. . .hope you got a little bit of sleep:)

  2. Hurray!

    I think you got it right...


  3. Yay for Hyrum and Evie. I would have voted for the Zoo too! And that's pretty creative on the "T" post too! You came out a winner!~Ames

  4. Those are the hard choices in the moment. But when we look back we can't beleive it was such a hard thing.
    We spent many an hour at that zoo!

  5. oooh I love the Phoenix Zoo!
    Your T post is awesome by the way!

  6. What a clever T post!...and you know you made the right choice!

  7. What a cute T glad you chose the zoo! Good for you!

  8. Yeah for the zoo!!!
    Glad the fun won.
    Have a happy day

  9. Sounds to me like you have your priorities straight. :)

  10. Love the T-lettered foods! What fun!!!
    THANKS for sharing!
    Happy T Day!

  11. Love you and your blog!!! Thank you for the visit this morning. xo

  12. That is quite the T party.


  13. sounds like it was quite the t party!

  14. Thanks for dropping by to visit my site ... and following me. I'm following you, too ... and I'll enjoy reading about your busy schedule with kids! Good for you for following your faith ... and working on keepin balance in your day! Your T plate is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I kinda want a tangerine now. Worst comment ever? Yeah. I rock.

  16. Sounds like it was a most productive day! Good for you.

    I just read your "about me" in your sidebar.......tonight it made me totally laugh.

  17. Excellent Jen! I recognize the crazy feeling of not being able to do it all, but I wish many times I could go back and redo choices I made that were not the best for the long haul. Nothing is more important than your family. Nothing. Good post. And I bet your lesson went just fine.

  18. Ooh I like to visit zoo...We can have lot of fun there....Thanks for stopping by.


  19. Enjoyed this tremendously. I am going to have to remember this T party next time I am babysitting for my nieces. They would have a blast planing a meal of all one letter.

    Thanks for signing up to follow my blog. I so appreciate everyone that takes the time stop by occasionally.

  20. Love your Tea party.

    Love your choice of the zoo.

    It's the moments that slip away with mundane chores that don't really count in the long run, that are the saddest!

    Thanks for a thoughtful and terrific link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "T".


  21. OOO, I love little snacks but it's too late for one now...Still looks good :) Love the world up where it is too...

  22. I think you made an excellant choice! :) By the way, that T party looked awesome!