I’ve really been trying to make Sunday a day of rest. I’m convinced that we all need a Sabbath. I have lots of thoughts on the topic but no time to share them now. For today is Monday. And whenever I rest on Sunday, Monday morning is a little on the hellish side. Everything is a mess. Dishes and laundry pile up. We always forget to do homework until the morning it’s due. Hmm…
I’ve already lost my temper pretty badly this morning. My alarm didn’t go off (or I didn’t hear it) but I decided to run anyway (less than a mile) just so God and I could talk for awhile. One of my prayers for myself was that I wouldn’t lose my temper with the girls. Less than an hour later–bam! God gave me an opportunity to speak kindly, and I blew it. What stinks is that He never promises to make it easy to obey. He gave me the tools to do it, and I made another choice. Poo.
We’re out of food, so Ava, Nina, and I are heading to the grocery store in a bit. So, just some quick thoughts.
Wonder of wonders, the lady who wrote me that e-mail read my blog and saw my reply. She e-mailed me again, sharing her name, e-mail address, and a few choice words. Let me just say that I am so, so thankful for all those encouraging comments you left. (I think I’ll print them out for future reference.) You guys are the BEST!
We had fun with our old/new friends on Saturday morning. I helped out with Sophia and Lily while Gabe talked with Jim and Carrie about their website. Then we played in the leaves for a bit and got pizza for lunch.
Saturday evening we met some of Gabe’s family at Dave and Buster’s. Nina was in rare form. It was nightmarish actually. She wouldn’t eat a thing, wouldn’t sit in the high chair, wouldn’t sit on my lap. Gabe and I took turns walking her through the arcade during dinner. Her nose was running, I think she had a fever, and it was the longest 2.5 hours of my life. (no, not really. i can think of worse. not off the top of my head, but…)
Last night we went to watch our neighbor Pavel play ice hockey downtown. Again, lots of Nina-chasing. As sad as I am to see her grow up, it might be okay when she does.
It’s October! I can’t believe it. I remember 2 Octobers ago when I was very pregnant with Nina. My 30th birthday was the 31st, and I decided that I would make the whole month of October the best month of my life. I would do all kinds of fun and wonderful things before I turned 30. If I remember correctly, it didn’t happen. So, I’m going to make this October the best month of my life…
My sister Bethany is coming to visit this afternoon! She’s going to be here to surprise the girls when they get off the bus. Then she’s going to go to Ava’s soccer game with us. Then after supper, baths, and bed for the girls, we’re going to sneak off to Barnes & Noble and browse chat and sip things until they close at 11:00. I’m so excited! I do this kind of thing once every 5 years or so. Time to remedy that. What a way to start off The Best Month of My Life!
Today was my old deadline for my book. Praise You, Jesus, that I have another month! Off to shower and shop!