I had a chalkboard once upon a time but it was broken in the move. It was one of those huge, oversized ones with a thick frame and I haven’t quit missing it.
A friend of mine mentioned a place downtown called “The Market” off of 7th that was worth a look.
And I found myself another chalkboard!
True to trying to get more organized as I work and raise children and seem to find a way to lose my mind daily, I’ve done two major things:
1. Hired a cleaning lady (I could be spending my money on something fun like new jeans, but at this point, my sanity is worth more to me. Dead serious.)
2. Sticking to a menu plan. (I’ve always been one to cook most meals, but now that there are so many of us, there are more hungry eyes that narrow at dinner time when I say things like, “ooooh … hmmmmm? there might be some yogurt and fruit in the fridge? Or … ummm … pizza??) So planning has helped me during those desperate hours. Plus, lets face it, it’s fun to use chalk.
3. One more thing. I came across this sign on Pinterest (credit here) and have thought about it ever since. Not the sign, I guess, as much as the message. BE THE GOOD. It’s so easy to let people who mean so little to you ruin your day with a comment or a gesture, or even someone who means a great deal to you, but once you learn it is rarely personal – that the root of the comment or behavior is planted somewhere else – it’s easy(ier) to see past it. And easier to see the good. It’s all around us. Don’t forget to notice it.