Another new word for you. If yesterday was quippy, today has been slightly quappy. I think we all understand quappy. (if you’re not getting it, just pretend you can’t pronounce your “r” sound)
I can’t really even put a finger on what’s made it quappy. I got up and ran at 6:00. This is day #4 of my I’m-not-getting-any-younger-so-I’d-better-get-in-shape campaign. I run at 6, Gabe runs at 7. He’s trying to lose a little weight. I’m trying to lose a little squish (and gain a little muscle). In four days, I’ve gained two pounds. All this exercise must be making me hungrier.
Got everybody ready for Bible study, took Livi to the bus stop, drove to church. No childcare workers. When they came, Ava didn’t want to go to her class. Cried and wanted to go with Nina. Long story. Everything ended up working out. Sort of. Then our leader didn’t show. No one could get ahold of her. Really hope she’s okay. Ended up chatting with some women. No book, no video, no deal. Try again next week. I’m facilitating one of the small groups.
Ava won her game last night. We didn’t make it to the opening night of AWANA. Part of me cringes at awana. Would rather it not be part of our lives. Again, long story.
I’m just feeling pulled and torn today about all sorts of things. So much I can’t wrap my mind around. Trying to figure out the balance for our family. How can we live for Christ and be at our best–what will that look like for us as far as a schedule and activities? We can’t do it all. How do we know what’s okay and when we’re stretching too far? I know I’m not making any sense–only giving you bits of pieces of what’s in my mind. I don’t even have a clear picture myself at the moment.
Conversation with Ava after school yesterday:
Ava: A boy at my work station kept calling me “girlfriend.”
Me: Oh, yeah?
Ava: Yeah. Me and Katelyn. I told him no, because it can only be one boy and one girl.
Me: What if he picked just you? Would you do it?
Ava: Mmmm…no. You know why I didn’t do it?
Ava: Cause when I’m all growned up, I might find someone else I like.
Good girl, Ava. Don’t want to commit too soon. No use buying the first pair of shoes you try on.
I’m sooooo tempted to go take a nap!