Sunday, April 19, 2009

An Uphill Battle

Having a double espresso at 4pm isn't such a great idea! It's been downhill since. And the saddest part is Sunday. We have a super crazy week ahead of us. I'm going to need lots of prayer!

I finally admitted to myself that I need to let some things go. I am not in control. I will always be frustrated if I try to fufill my ideals of motherhood. God has already written this story. Instead of attempting to rewrite or direct the outcome, my role is to follow his direction. Honestly I don't even know how to begin to let go. For my sanity and the sanity of my family, I've got to figure it out soon!

This year, I've also realized that we have to make a conscience effort to avoid overscheduling. Before you know it each square on the calendar is filled with an obligation or two. The boys will alternate sports schedules, and we will only attend birthday parties for special friends. MC may get a pass on this one, because kindergartners usually invite the entire class until they establish who their best friends are. Experience is the real teacher!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

With officially only seven more weeks of school, I have already checked out mentally. We're going through the motions.
I have a stack of school papers that need to be organized, I can't seem to organize bill paying or the checkbook register, both of which could pose problems! Nevertheless, we made it through another peaceful week. I hate to speak too soon, but I think God finally answered my prayers! He continues to give me just what I need to make it. And in the midst of all the worldly craziness, we are abundantly blessed.
Of course, now is the time for planning MC's birthday party and scheduling summer activities. A mom's work is never done!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pick your Battles

The night before Easter, I was preparing to make a key lime pie and contemplating making dinner rolls. Shortly afterwards, I discovered that for the third time this month, my oven was not getting hot. The first two times, I certainly did!
I guess this goes to show how much I've changed. My response: I dumped the pie in the trash. After church on Sunday, I went to the store and purchased dinner rolls and a key lime pie, which I garnished.

Problem solved. The GE service man will come on Thursday
to repair our five month old range and we'll soon be 'cooking with gas' again.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Something came over me yesterday and I swear, I just wanted to crawl into a hole and die. It seems to be passing, but yikes! The weeks seem to be getting longer and longer. Our schedules have gone by the wayside and I feel like I'm always playing catch up. I'm itching to simplify because I think that may be the source of all the angst and frustration. Too bad I don't have the time.
We only have 8 more weeks of school so, I guess that means I need to start planning our summer calendar, too. Taking it one day at a time is definitely easier said than done.

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