I should be studying and reading in French, listening to French, immersing myself completely in French.
I should be organizing things in the kitchen because once school starts I'll once again be frustrated as I open cupboards and drawers only to have Tupperware tumble out.
I should be walking, or swimming, or something physical to exercise....
I should be planning meals, making menus, baking bread, cleaning my house...
I should be practicing the piano a few hours every day to stay "in shape" musically...
So many things I would really like to do. So, what do I do instead?
I sit and stare blankly at my computer, or watch mindless TV.
I write in this Blog.
"Allez, leve-toi!" (I tell myself. C'mon, get up!)
How do you climb a mountain? One step at a time.
How do you eat an elephant (horrible thought, really)? One bite at a time.
"Allez, pousse-toi!" (C'mon, push yourself!)
"Bien, j'y vais. Mais d'abord, une tasse de thé". (Okay, I'm going. But first, a cup of tea!) :)
"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13, NIV).