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Monday, December 20, 2010

Random thoughts on this Monday.

Sorry, I really didn't mean to NOT do Monday Meanderings for two weeks in a row.  Life's just been a little busy.  Or something.  Kind of hard to explain.  Mostly just feeling unmotivated.  Tonight Kevin's working, I'm trying to cut out some activities for the kids to do this week.  But also need to make cookies (cookie exchange with the church ladies tomorrow!) and maybe wrap some presents (debating on that one because perhaps I should show Kevin what "we" got the kids before I wrap them??)  This year has just been so weird.  I got our Jesse tree/countdown all assembled but then we have not been doing the readings.  At all.  It's pretty disappointing.  We started it, but it just seemed like it didn't mean a darn thing to anyone except me, so I kind of quit on it.  Seems to be a theme around here.  Our house is a mess.  Things here and there I just don't know what to do with so they continue to sit.  The kitchen cupboards are stuffed full, I can't find anything.  Hoping to get a day out with Kevin this week.  We need that.  Feeling a little sad about friends who are moving and wondering if we'll ever feel really settled here.  I struggle with being surrounded by people but feeling alone.  Seems everyone is just too busy for friendship.  I spend all day on Facebook because I'm just wanting fellowship and that's the closest I can get {most days}.  And that, is my life right now.  For other happenings, check out our family blog--I've updated a lot there.


Kathy said...

DOn't lose heart Sarah! We have had a similar Dec where I feel as though I have 'failed' at many things - like the Jesse tree thing, getting school work done with the girls, and many other things that I have let slip. Some days I just feel so overwhelmed by it all. I know it's a season to be enjoyed but it's also so full of so much going on and such a long to do list that it gets overwhelming. Then I get frustrated that I'm missing the whole point. I'm sure it doesn't help that my 'quiet' time has been severly lacking lately. By no one's fault but my own.
I pray that you will feel at peace and enjoy some truly wonderful moments with your family this Christmas. I know that's what I'm hoping for in my family.
Sorry for writing a book! =)

Mary said...

Aww boo on the mood! I seriously get like that too because of the darker/shorter days. Gotta find the joy in the small things. I keep trying to enjoy the kids while they're young because soon enough friends will be more important and I'll want these days back! When my house it out of order, I FEEL out of order. When I don't recharge with the Lord, I am left without the right fuel to run my home. So get off FB, and clean that house girl and pray too. You will def feel a whole lot better! I pray for some more friends for you too. I am an extrovert and need people too. I understand. Really!!

Be Strong in the Lord said...

Oh Sarah. I know what you mean. Our house is a mess, too, and there are things beyond the cupboards that I don't know what to do with. And, two of my best friends just moved away. I, also, have been feeling blue this Christmas.

We were out of town this last Sunday visiting family and visited a church there because we craved worship and to keep Christ in Christmas instead of just getting focused on family and gifts. Anyway, while we were there, the pastor that day talked about Mary. He took an angle that I had not thought of. He said she was having a "Blue Christmas". Life wasn't going how she would have thought it should. She was carrying the Messiah, but people thought she had rushed things before marriage to Joseph, and she and Joseph had to travel right there at the time she was due, and they couldn't find a place to stay the night... her baby was born in a strange place, and she was all alone... no family or friends (other than Joseph). That pastor challenged us to try to find Jesus and what He was doing this Christmas... especially if we were having a "Blue Christmas" like Mary.

I pray that we find Christ this Christmas, and we see and learn what He has special for us this year... even if it is not really what we wanted or expected. May He turn this Christmas that has been blah so far into one of the most special years we have ever had because we experienced a special touch from Him. Be blessed.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean...I have been there for the past few months & I haven't even had facebook or internet(at all) to distract me..some days I feel like I am going crazy!!! Text me or call if you need to talk. I am praying for the both of us to get out of our funk! lol Love you, sweet friend!!