Jan 23, 2008

Just an ordinary day ..

11:45 am
Nothing special going on around here today. It is COLD .. brrrr and we will have made a thousand cups of cocoa before the day is over to warm up. Austin has told me over and over .. mom, I need marshmallows in my cup please! DeClan has been yelling cacka (cracker) for the last hour and nothing I have pulled out the pantry that look like cackas to me seem to qualify as the cacka he is calling for.

D went to work at 6 this morning, so I got up to make him lunch (bless the lord for crock pots, I made his lunch last night at 11:30pm in the crock)I never quite got back to sleep and now of course I am tired. Probably will invest in a nap for an hour or two perhaps three. I cleaned out the drawers in the boys bathroom and threw almost everything away except the toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, combs, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Isn't that what is supposed to be there anyway? Why they had so many "junk" happy meal toys in the bathroom, I'll never know.

Each morning has been a struggle getting Ethan up, fed and dressed for school, but I can't blame him not wanting to get out his bed or his footed pajamas. This morning was extra hard because it seemed colder than normal and we needed to leave 15 minutes early so we could turn in our library books and DVDs that were due at 11:59 last night. Everyone had to get up earlier because of my decisions. I should have had D drop them off when he went to church, but we just had to see one more episode of the Cosby Show. If I had let him do it, me and the boys would NOT have been trying to beat the library lady to the video drop off at 7:30 this morning. Sorry Ethan!

I guess after my nap I will get dinner started (it is my calling you know), meatloaf, sweet peas and mashed potatoes sound real good right now, but by then I may only have the strength to make baked fish and veggies in foil packets. (Such a contrast).

I have a many other things I could be doing, but it is just too cold. I am enjoying winter season in more ways than one and my list of things will continue to grow and I am doing what I can .... no ..... really I AM. This is such a contrast from last week, we went somewhere EVERYDAY and now we are paying for it. We didn't have to go many of those places we went ... but ... you know how it is. I was once told being a stay at home mom, sometimes means staying at home more than you go and this week by golly, WE WILL be still. Besides gas is almost 3.00 again.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (NIV) Matthew 6:34 ... is my verse for today ..

So as I pull the blanket a little further on the bed, I am going to rest, take care of me, concentrate on today and I will get to my list tomorrow or the next day instead.


Thia said...

Thanks for the reminder that it's okay for a sahm to rest! Let the list wait for tommorow.

Jenn Jenn said...

Its soo good to have time to rest. And not when you are sick and can't help but be still. I am glad you are going to take time to just "veg".