I slept A LOT this weekend. Before you pat me on the back and say, “Way to go!” you might want to hear the rest of the story. The good news is that I just prayed Psalm 51 and pleaded with God to create a pure heart in me, and show me lots of mercy. I’ve been a lousy excuse for all it is I am these past 2 days. (that sentence couldn’t possibly be grammatically correct)
Friday night was fun. Our new friends Derek and Brittany (and baby Lexi) came from out-of-town, and we went to Easton, so Gabe and Derek could stand in line at the Apple Store for free t-shirts. Brittany and I and our girls hung out at Pottery Barn Kids for over an hour. We sat and chatted while the girlies played with the kitchen sets and dollhouses. I hadn’t met Brittany until that night, and it was wonderful getting to know her.
Then we went to Midnight Madness (think trick-or-treat meets street fair or something) and met Kimberly! The girls got candy, we chatted and strolled and had all sorts of fun. (Then Kimberly got sick later that night, poor thing!)
I got up late Saturday, then fell asleep on the couch mid-morning, then took a 3-hour nap. In between all my sleeping sessions, I was moody and grumpy and in a deep fog. I yelled at the girls–a lot. We took them to Boo at the Zoo that night, then out to Chili’s. Nina threw a fit, and I took her outside while my food got boxed up. She screamed for Gabe for a good 20 minutes while we waited for the rest of our family to finish eating. Judge away, anyone who thinks that a good mother would have been able to prevent and/or solve this tantrum episode.
Can’t remember what happened the rest of the night. Oh, “finished” my book, but have lots and lots o’ tweaking to do in the next couple days. Worked on McGraw-Hill a bit. Yelled a lot. Went to bed at 2:00 because I wasn’t tired after all that sleeping.
Got up at 7:30 for church. Thought I might die from exhaustion. Had trouble during praise and worship because of my stinky attitude. Great sermon. Got over myself by the end of it.
Made plans to play with Livi and Ava during Nina’s nap. Couldn’t stay awake. Slept for over an hour. Got up, took the girls to the “wooden park,” then for a walk at a metropark–we saw 2 deer on our walk–one was a big ol’ buck. Fun, fun.
More lovely moments today than yesterday but my temper is as short as all get out. Once I make it through this week, the plan is to slooooow down. This should help.
Tomorrow (Monday)–hair appt with my cool stylist friend at 9:30. Jamie‘s coming to celebrate our birthdays at noon. Lots of revisions to do on the book. Lots of mgh stuff. Speaking at a Woman to Woman conference on Saturday on “finding joy in motherhood.” Oh, the irony. (Would you please pray that God would give me the words to speak to these women and fill me with His Spirit so I’m not walking in defeat this week?)
I believe that’s more than enough for now. Thanks so much for your great stories for the book!
Happy Monday to you, and to me a good night!