Wednesday, May 26, 2010

be still my soul.

So, I'm sitting down. I guess that's a good thing. I'm waiting for the macaroni noodles to finish boiling. Libby's performance is tomorrow night. The timer is beeping at me. My kids are demanding milk or lunch or the bathroom. Sweat is dripping off me and I have a wet ring around my neck from doing Zumba at the YMCA.

Another timer is going off...

I need a shower. Some tylenol... and a few deep breaths.

I was supposed to send a fax out yesterday. I'm supposed to deposit something into the bank account for the bill that's being automatically withdrawn. We're almost out of groceries. But hey, we have potatoes, beans and rice :)

I have a to-do list the length of my arm. I need to make cookies for the performance tomorrow. I need to print out a form. I need to argue with the insurance company over a bill.

I am a tired, sweaty mess.

so that's a slice of my life on a typical day.

Yet, I know that this is not forever. There will be gas in the car and groceries in the cupboard soon. There will be a shower on the horizon. The cookies will get made. The dishes will get washed. The mac n'cheese will be consumed. The exercise will help alleviate stress. The fax will be sent. The insurance issues settled.

Whether my life is complete or in process mode my God is faithful. He is patiently waiting for me to depend on Him. To seek His face. These things are passing and temporary. Someday it will all pass away. Everything will disappear except God. He remains.

So right now I'm just holding onto Him. Holding onto His promises. Holding onto the fact that eternity is just a breath away.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm not dead yet :)

In case you were concerned... no, I have NOT died :)

I've just had a very busy life going on. Internet has been funky at the house. So I'm using Starbucks for internet. So much has happened and it seems impossible to play catch-up. So give me time and I'll get back in the swing of things.

Life has been full of therapists, doctors, dentists and many appointments as well as school field trips. Busy. Busy.

I look forward to sharing the pics we've been taking.

So, I better go now. I need to get home and start on some dinner... I just got the yummiest recipe for beef stew. Yum. Even though it's warm out right now there's nothing like a good comfort meal to make you feel happy inside.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Potato Girl.

Lately, all I want to eat are potatoes. Mashed potatoes. French fries. Baked potato. Potato soup. Mmm... just typing this is making me crave potatoes... thank goodness Wendy's open late and their sour cream & chive baked potatoes are cheap :) Just kidding, sort of....

My Favorite Ugly Duckling.

I wanted to share my daughter Libby's big news. She has been chosen to be the star of her school program... she is going to be the Ugly Duckling! She is so thrilled.

She's practicing her lines and singing multiple times a day. Her big question is "How will they get me into the Swan costume?