12/06/2005

Rambling Out the Day

I had a friend email me last night saying, "What's with you and language today?"

Well, the gist of it is: Dang it! Analyzing something was better that the nothing I had to do. Those "nothings" that made the world go round. Those "nothings" that get noticed if nobody does them...a pack of wolves barking up your tree.

I am enjoying the joy of life...I AM! ...but, gosh, does anybody out there know why kids are out of school AFTER all these parties are over with? I can't do all this AND keep their studies up. Whew. Got daughter caught up today from missing one day for the play. One more missed day to go this week. And son's first big science report he is taking FOREVER to do.

This week? No joke...we have FOUR "must go to" parties--we want and need to be at all of them. Add nine theatre community shows, one city parade in twenty degree weather...skipping it, one cheerleading exibition tonight, after the first three theatre shows today? I'm pooped (meaning, tired).

I am dragging out the red sweater, donning the pink cheeks, smiling the great mom smiles as much as I can (when I'm not twisting the kids by their blessed little ears). I am cooking the snacks, having the parties, and loving the people. Making the season bright. Loving it!

Hopefully, I'm fueled up and can just keep going until January. In tired moments, I dream of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, A snowy January day, a Christian romance (I read one or two each winter...see margin for my latest selection of clean fun), and a bit of time to EXERCISE! Oh, to feel like I'm not cramming cheeseballs onto my rear end! I need to get down there and give that treadmill a run for it's money...but I'm just BUSY! A good kind of busy that will pass.

BUT, I've not had time to sit and pray or do my Bible Study all week. Is that okay? Is it just okay at times to just enjoy...make the party, be the smile? Do the thing? Last winter, I did the same. A few Christmases before that, my spirit was so heavy over burdens and concerns...I kept praying...yeah, but I really feel like I missed the fun of the whole holiday!

Not this year. We have lights out the ying yang (no sexual slur or inuendo intended there...origin of ying yang?...I've heard it all my life. Where do we get this stuff? Anyway...moving on...)

I know my life is getting too fast paced when my writing is filled with these little dots....like that(...)no beginning or end to sentences....just a lot of things and thoughts and stuff all running together. But, it's good....so far.

One three show day left this week, on Thursday. I made it through the first today, unbelievably. Maybe I will survive--I didn't have to be so much of a meanie poo today. Thought I did "hug" one "angel" for a great long time--more like physical confinement. He LOVED that. :-( They certainly did NOT typecast when they gave me my angel choir of 13. The number 13 itself may be a more accurate emphasis, but I'm not superstitious. Just observing.

Today's diet represents my state: Two chocolate poptarts and a milk to go. Two doughnuts and a milk while putting more makeup on cast. And Long John Silver's Fish and Chicken someone brought to the theatre. Ugggh.

I WANT SOME GOOD, REAL, FOOD!!!!

Supper. Tonight, that is scheduled to occur between 4:45 and 5:45. PTO at 6:30. Home at 8ish. Homework...then? Right.

Thanks for the response to yesterday's word analysis. A fun debate in a wild week. Feel free to step on my toes when you are too stressed and bored with resonsiblity. I'll try to humor you as well. I'll have to pick on you from time to time to see if you're still alive.

I get twenty minutes to rest my weary head, or cook supper. What to choose, what to choose?

Yes, I see what you mean, Los, today, I do not like the sound of my own voice! Icck. Too much "stuff". For times like this, God created snows. And one is headed right our way. For your CA folk...what does it take? Sickness? I hope not. Nothing like a good head cold to slow a person down! Ugggh.

Later!
me

3 comments:

Misty said...

I have a good head cold, well wouldn't call it "good", but good as in significant. Actually a sinus infection now. Definitely slowing me down, especially with eating. Not having a sense of taste seems to make food unappetizing. I'm only eating to make sure I have enough milk for the baby. Sorry to ramble--take a minute this week to just rest, relax, pray silently for patience and persistence. You'll have to check out my Bible thought of the day on my blog :)

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

I feel like I can't respond with any true experience. My kids are still 3 and 5 and we just aren't in the season of "busyness" that you are, comparitively speaking. But I would encourage you to try and find time to re-read the gospels. The wonder of God's grace and mercy will make your Christmas. The lights and parties are fun...but really the quiet reflection is the purpose, the life-changing moments that the season of Christmas can bring. Those moments as we worship when the gospel comes alive and the reality of what God has truly done for us through His Son is so incredible. It helps put the shopping and entertaining and the other hoop-la in perspective. I am speaking from what I know to be true, not necessarily from my own daily experience. I have been struggling with slowing down myself this week. I think praying over the daily "to-do lists" and just asking God to reveal what He wants for our day, surrendering the day to Him is also a good way of feeling like you have prioritized. Some days, even the most trivial things are on His agenda and the "big" things have to get left behind. Just some thoughts...I am actually hoping I can take my own advice!

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

I feel like I can't respond with any true experience. My kids are still 3 and 5 and we just aren't in the season of "busyness" that you are, comparitively speaking. But I would encourage you to try and find time to re-read the gospels. The wonder of God's grace and mercy will make your Christmas. The lights and parties are fun...but really the quiet reflection is the purpose, the life-changing moments that the season of Christmas can bring. Those moments as we worship when the gospel comes alive and the reality of what God has truly done for us through His Son is so incredible. It helps put the shopping and entertaining and the other hoop-la in perspective. I am speaking from what I know to be true, not necessarily from my own daily experience. I have been struggling with slowing down myself this week. I think praying over the daily "to-do lists" and just asking God to reveal what He wants for our day, surrendering the day to Him is also a good way of feeling like you have prioritized. Some days, even the most trivial things are on His agenda and the "big" things have to get left behind. Just some thoughts...I am actually hoping I can take my own advice!