Sunday, August 21, 2011

Brilliant at the Basics

I love this - I've decided this is my motto for the week. We had an excellent Relief Society fireside tonight and I have come home with a desire to be better. Our home has been chaotic the last few weeks as it usually is this time of year, but I also have a tendency to live in crisis mode. I'm very good at figuring out what is urgent to get an important job done and then leaving the rest behind, but I struggle with the steady pace of constancy. As a result, my home feels chaotic at times. Sometimes this is okay. But this week, I feel that it's time to refocus on the basics. And a phrase I heard from Julie Beck tonight was to be "Brilliant at the Basics." This can be applied in many ways. For me this week, it means keeping the house in order, keeping schedules in order, making family prayer a meaningful priority, cooking dinner and making our home a pleasant place to be. Because how wonderful is it that I'm able to control this environment at this stage in my life?! Very wonderful.

Can I tell you about our delicious dinner tonight? We had grilled chicken salad, fruit salad and corn on the cob. We had a lot of fresh vegetables that needed to be eaten. But don't despair - we had sumptuous Ultimate Brownies for dessert.

Oh baby. They're good.


Leslie Cosgriff McKinney said...

I am SOOOOOO happy that you are blogging again. Not that I am much of a blogger, but I hate feeling like I am missing out on the Stewart life. Good luck with your new Choir year! The kiddos are so cute. Lizzie is so gifted in poetry. I miss you so much!!!
Love, Les

Darcie said...

Love this Aimee... I'm going to try to be a bit more brilliant at making dinner, definitely not my strong point.