Waking all.night.long. ***
I woke up in the a.m. feeling awful.
Stayed in my robe until lunch.
Mostly just kept thinking about how to get a nap in for myself.
And feeling overwhelmed about times ahead.
(I've obviously shown my crummy attitude to my kids.
My son just came in from the backyard with his hand behind his back asking,
"Are you not feeling well, Mommy?" Then he gifted me with a dandelion. So sweet!!)
I have been entertaining some visions of grandeur lately.
Things that are not looking like such a good idea now.
Now I am crossing them all off my list.
Easter Skirts for the girls ( the can-can in purple) a matching tie for Peyton
- jello eggs (even though my girl talks about them all year round...the jello in the egg shells...)
invite neighbors over for Easter brunch sew the same fabulous quiet time book for Moira's birthday, that my mom made for my sister when I was little. make our own easter candy be all around fabulous
None of that really matters.
If they stress me out, then the extras must go.
We are upon a busy season for my husband's job.
He is such a source of sanity for me.
So, the stress & crazy kinda hits the ceiling when I don't have him right at hand.
I need to make the proper adjustments.
I need to adjust my expectations.
I need to get real.
And things are a lot better around here.
Visions of grandeur shattered? I don't know. Maybe not.
What would be really grand is not stressing about silly stuff like tu-tu skirts.
What would be really grand is serving spaghetti for dinner,
because that is what is doable.
What would be really grand? Having a happy heart & not being a stress case.
Here's a new to do list.
- do something fun & active with the kids everyday
- sit outside with them while they play
- turn off the tv (& internets...) more often
- eat the random stuff we have here, so I don't have to shop as much
- take my cares to Jesus every single time, instead of occasionally
|my monkeys who like to cry at night|
|give your sleepiness to Jesus. stuff like that matters to Him!|
Do you embrace the camera yet? If you don't, you should!
Go over to Emily's to see what she wrote about why it is so important.
*** I wrote this yesterday. I got a good night sleep last. Thank you Jesus!