Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's all in the attitude, right?

These days have been just crazy for me. I know, I know. YES, this is the same woman who had a spell of boredom two weekends ago. Sorry to say, or am I happy to say?, boredom doesn't last long.

As some of you know things have been a little complicated around here for the last few weeks (that's a story to come) and I'm finding myself in one of those weeks where everything seemingly happens at the same time.


I'm loving doing the meals ministry stuff for the church--but really, the babies just don't stop coming and I'm staying quite busy with that. I'm seeking someone who would like to partner in the task with me...anyone interested?

Basketball is winding down, but as we all know- this means parties. Gifts for the fabulous coaches...and I mean fabulous (patient, kind, encouraging and just plain tolerant). I'll be grateful when BB is all over this time next week.

Cub Scouts is a task of my husbands...he wants me to get more involved, but man, I feel I have enough on my plate right now. I did, however, get to the Pine Wood Derby last Saturday, it was great fun.

Next week I'm bringing a little project/testimony to our Girl Talk group (ages 10-13ish) It's so fun, and boy do girls talk! I have some preparing to do...

Kids Choir on Wednesdays, Bible Study on Tuesdays....some days it feels like it's all crashing down on me.

Lately, I'm focusing on the most important things:

everything else will just have to wait. AND I need to keep my attitude in a good place. I don't have too much to do. I'm not too busy. In reality, there are many things that are fine if they fall by the wayside for a day or two...
  • blogging
  • facebook
  • mopping the kitchen
  • phone calls
  • reading my favorite novel
  • baby blanket I'm working on
It's taken me years to get the hang of this parenting/schedule thing. I'm finally getting it that these busy crazy weeks are just that (weeks) and they will end...or at least change. I wholly remember just how insane life was when our babies were babies. When Peanut was born, Critter was just one and Scoot was three years old. Want to talk about crazy-busy weeks? I remember telling myself over and over that each day would be different from the last- maybe not easier, but different.

So I really need to go take care of some home chores. I am really looking forward to decluttering, that I started last week....


Amy said...

O my goodness... what a schedule you have going on! Wow!! That is ALOT ALOT on one's plate! You are wonderwoman, Amanda! You know it??

Priorities are so hard sometimes... and knowing what is good and what is the best is so hard to see sometimes. That is my prayer for you today :) for you and for me :)

Hugs.. Amy

Kristin said...

I know pretty much how you are feelling. My weeks have been so full I don't have the kind of time I would like to devote to friends, blogs, and the other stuff I really enjoy. I am praying for you, my friend, that God will give you that extra amount of strength to get through your week. Boredom will set in again, someday!! I miss you and wish we could get together, but then again our lives are a bit too busy right now for that. Remember....spring will soon be hear! You catch my drift?

Blessed Mama of 4 said...

oh it is so nice to hear that I'm the only one that can't seem to accomplish everything I'd like to. Yes, prioritize, yes learn to say no...
I think I said once "I'll rest when my kids are grown"... one day it goes not quickly enough, but most of the time, all too fast.

Blessed Mama of 4 said...

your font is a little difficult to read with the background color - thought you'd want to know.

runninggal said...

I am so feeling the same way. At times lately I have wanted to quit it all and start over with scheduling what I can and can't do.

3 jobs, ministry, family, friends, being a wife, a sister, a daughter, a mommy....

I had this thought today - it's all rushing past me so fast that I am just going through the MOTIONS and not experiencing EMOTIONS...

I wonder if I am the only one still cleaning the kitchen at 8 pm and know that I am probably simultaneously being joined by all of you in your homes doing the same thing!