The Practical Tutor, Part I

I spend too much time at my computer.  This week I finally got around to paying the bills, a week late, somehow missing punitive fees.  Whew! Half the payments went into envelopes, half were paid online. As I finished up I grumbled about how much time it took.

I’ve been studying leadership and how the big girls handle big responsibility.  The same old habits of home management are robbing me of valuable time I could be spending in planning healthymeals, loving my children, feeding my soul.  So, I am switching over to Automatic Bill Pay.  Enough! I will set them and forget them.

The next thing I tackle–after I grade my tests, write progress reports, and pack for vacation–is to reorganize my office.  I’ll take a Before, and I would post it, too, if only to give my audience a laugh of astonishment.

I’ll post it, but only with the After.  I do, after all, have some dignity.

I know I saw that camera here…somewhere…

About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, homeschool teacher, tutor with Classical Conversations, wife to a forester and educator. I tend a perennial garden with a riot of blossoms, ride my bicycle in and out of the watershed, play ocarina and a boom-chick accompaniment when my kids feel like playing contradance music. I love being home, but I love an open road and adventure, too. Classical Conversations' Writers Circle carries my article on some aspect of classical education once a month.
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2 Responses to The Practical Tutor, Part I

  1. godsbooklover says:

    I think you’ve inspired me…must get my finances under control. E-payments probably the way to go…don’t know why I like the idea of holding an actual bill in my hands…

  2. A friend told me to arrange bill pay through the bank: “Pay this amount at this time” rather than through the vendor: “Go to my bank for this amount”, so you aren’t spreading your account number around. Some banks do it free. But Alas–I am using a Credit Union now and they don’t have it!

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