How’s that for an SEO-friendly title? I just know someone is googling for people’s weekend recaps.
I’m still here. I still love blogging. I love writing. I love you. If you’re still out there. I guess you are if you’re reading this. And if no one does, I suppose this is like me talking to myself in the middle of the woods. It wouldn’t be the first time I talked to myself, so I may as well keep going.
The last two weeks have been hard emotionally for me. Lexi has come unraveled a few times and it’s led to some glaring issues and things that need to change, a lot on my part. I’m trying my best to spend as much quality time with them as I can. I’m having to say no when I don’t really want to say no. I’m having to bite my tongue. I’m having to pay attention. Really pay attention. In other words, it’s been taking a lot of my time and exhausting me a little. But in the most wonderful ways. This parenting gig is something I happily signed on for and while hard, the good is so good it’s worth it.
In super duper good news, I’ve been working from home a lot more lately. I’m SO thankful. It’s such a huge answer to prayer and could not have had better timing.
We stayed in Friday and ate pizza and watched TV together. Saturday I took the girls to the Nature Museum, Moe’s and the library. For whatever reason they really latched on to the rocks and minerals at the museum and most of their books were on those. Kids surprise you sometimes. Lexi was scared to death of the big bears and elephant. I embarrassed her when I started praying over her right in front of the monkey display. We were all alone in the whole hall but she still said, “Stop, Mom, you’re embarrassing me.” I think it was the first, but certainly not the last. The library we went to after that has this wonderful spiral staircase. My parents used to take me and my sister and I loved that thing. We were climbing to the second floor and Emma was complaining about so many stairs but it was one of those moments of passing down a tradition that is part of what makes parenting so fun. After that, we went grocery shopping and came home to wash laundry and have dinner. Exciting times, I tell you! I heard someone once say that the more bored the parent was, the happier the kids were. I really think that’s true for my girls, at least.
Today we went to church, had lunch with Scott’s family, went shopping just the 3 of us, spent some time at my parents’ and then came home to an evening of leftovers and wrestling. Church, shopping, family. You know it’s a good day. In fact, I might have to do a haul video on all the stuff I got at Old Navy. I honestly don’t think I’ve bought myself anything outside of a few shirts for Christmas since the end of summer. Today I didn’t spend more that $5 for a shirt and most of them were $3.50 so it was GOOD.
Beyond that I’ve been reading some good stuff on adoption (and getting scared to death) and eating better (and doing absolutely nothing about it) and watching Elevation’s revival services (and getting some wonderful words).
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!