How’s that for conceited? Just wanted to share that my new “I choose joy” theme for my life = so far, so good. I also have the “I choose rest” and “I choose people” themes going on. There is no magical day in the future when I will be caught up on all my work and have time to fully enjoy the people I love. It will always elude me, it will always be in the future, and my loved ones will be either all grown up or dead and gone by then anyway. How’s that for uplifting?
I will repeat something I’ve said before. When you make time for God and your kids and your husband and other important people in your life, everything else really does fall into place. JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS. Isn’t that just mind-blowing? That the Bible’s “advice” would actually WORK? Why do I say I believe God and then half the time I completely ignore what He says in His Word about things like this? Seek me first, rest, don’t worry, cast your cares on me…
Gabe had an interview for God’s Mac tonight at 7:45, so we four girls went to Target and Michael’s. He has to have absolute quiet during the interviews, and there’s really no place in our house where we can still talk and not be heard. Usually, I take the girls outside, but it was dark and buggy, so we went shopping. I took Nina’s jogging stroller into Target because I was afraid she’d get too tired in the cart and not be able to go to sleep. But I needed a bunch of stuff, so I pushed Ava and all our stuff in the cart while Livi pushed Nina. Long story short, Livi was exhausted from a long day, so at one time, I was trying to push a stroller, pull a cart, and corral two girls in socks through the skinny shoe aisle. I got lots of “oh boy, you’ve got your hands full” and pitying looks. As much as I love attention and sympathy, I love going shopping by myself even more.
I bought two identical Sudoku books at Michael’s for $1 apiece. Gabe and I are going to engage in some friendly competition. Neither of us has ever tried it before. He’s really good at stuff like this. I don’t stand a chance.
EDIT: btw, I bought a Pilates abs workout DVD and tried it out this morning. HA! First of all, even if my back wasn’t in the shape it’s in, there’s no way I could do half the stuff those women were doing. Does anyone know of an abs workout that won’t kill someone with a bad back and doesn’t require you to bend like an Auntie Anne’s pretzel on crack? Am I asking the impossible?