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Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Meanderings - Feb. 28

Good morning, friends!  I'm not exactly feeling like doing this today. Just have a lot going on in life right now.  A baby who's absolutely into everything and absolutely driving me nuts and still two big kids who insist on '"helping" me cook all the time with chairs on either side of me when all I really want is SPACE cuz I literally need space in order to do what I need to do.  A heart that's fallen too dependent on sinful humans rather than our all-loving and faithful God, thus leaving me to feel constant hurt and disappointment.  And I'm just in desperate need of some focused quiet time and lots of prayer.  But at the same time all of life must go on.  Chores must be done, books must be read, butts wiped, diapers changed, spills cleaned up, floors vacuumed, meals cooked, dishes washed, sippy cups filled, etc etc etc.  So here we go...

Bible Study... Word study on HOPE.  And continue reading Mission of Motherhood.  Didn't get it finished last week.

Memory Verse... Galatians 6:9
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Husband Encouragement...
* Get some things for his lunches.
* Keep the kids quiet while he sleeps during the day.
Train Them Up...
* Family devotions at bedtime.
* Start keeping Eli up from naptime sometimes to spend time with him.
* I've rearranged the seating arrangement at the dinner table.  Trying to combat Carter standing in the high chair all the time.  Now Carter's in the booster seat with the tight-fitting tray, and Eli's in the high chair pulled up to the table (I gave him the choice and he picked that instead of just sitting in a regular chair no booster)

Personal Goals...
* Exercise at least 4 days this week.
* Remember to put foot lotion on.  My heals are awful.
* It's a new month -- change my contacts.
* Stay off-line.

New Habit of the Month... 
6am wake up time.  This will allow me to have some quiet time in the morning and then greet Kevin when he comes home around 6:45am.

MUST Do... 
* Make and mail out Moppet postcards.
* Finish Moppet lesson plans and preparations.
* Mail back Amazon order.
* Packages sent out.

Zone... Going to pack away a couple more bins of kids clothes.

Menu - It's just the kids and me so this week is still TBD.

* MOPS planning meeting tomorrow.
* Hannah's 3-yr Dr checkup.  She's got a bony bump on her hand I want to have them take a look at while we're there too.  Praying it's nothing.
* Play date maybe Wednesday and Friday.

3 things I'm thankful for today...
1. Special time with Hannah this morning.
2. A baby who naps so well.
3. Such sweet hugs and kisses from Eli when I drop him off at preschool.  I hope he never quits that as he gets older, but I know he will.


crystal said...


I understand what you are going through... It's a tough place to be. And I can't tell you how I got through it either except praying and reading His word...But I will keep you in my prayers!

I hope you have a good week!


Be Strong in the Lord said...

Hang in there. This too shall pass. I will be praying that you get your center back (quiet time with God) and that He restores your joy. I pray this week goes well for you.

S Club Mama said...

Honey, so sorry you're having a rough time. Maybe something to try is giving the kids flour and water to mix on the floor (on a towel if you don't want to clean the mess). That way they can "cook" and so can you??