Saturday, August 20, 2011


I've been feeling weary lately.  At first, I thought it was the heat but the last week or so has been very mild for August.  Then I tried to blame it on the lack of sleep (Abigail still wakes up at least once a night, and lately it has been 2 or 3 times).  I followed that by using all of our stress as an excuse.  Really, I just need to let some stuff go. 

So, I'm letting go of my fear of the reactions of others.
I'm letting go of the expectations of others.
I'm refusing to be anxious about our future.
I'm not placing myself or my family on a timeline anymore.
I'm going to take each moment, each task, each event as its own thing, trying very, very hard not to look forward to the next thing.  Enjoy each moment!

That is a BIG list for me.  I'm going to work on it. 

Anyway, all is well here.  We've been busy the last few days.  I think we have had a good summer.  We didn't have the funds for a vacation but we have spent a lot of time together and with friends.  Just today we spent a few hours at a "fiesta" sponsored by a local, games, prizes.  The kids had a blast and I enjoyed myself, letting go of the long list of things I should be home doing.  A relief.  We all came home tired but happy. 

Julie asked how Sadie was doing.  She is ok.  She was due for a haircut when she was attacked so her hair is longer than normal.  I feel some scabbed spots still but she doesn't flinch when you touch them so I am going to leave them alone and try to schedule a hair appt for her in a couple of weeks.  I imagine we will be able to see the marks of the attack then.  She's even willing to go outside alone again so that is good.  We are so thankful that she wasn't injured more severely.

Well, I'm going to get off the couch and finish up the laundry and mop the kitchen floor.  Then my tasks for the day will be complete.  I hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend!


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Cindy said...

Sometimes the weariness is so overwhelming, huh?
Looks like you've got a plan, that is wonderful.
I will be praying that you will be lifted up with some wonderful blessings!