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Long time, no see!

As you might have noticed, I kind of went MIA last week. I just really didn't care to blog. Kind of busy with the kiddos and being tired and just not caring too much about it!!! Anyway, we had a busy but fun week! I should have taken more pictures, but sometimes, with three active kids, getting your camera out when you are out and about is not always a thought in your brain!

I had some ideas for the zoo, the fountains in Dallas, the trolley in Dallas, but after careful consideration I decided it was WAY too hot and I was WAY too outnumbered to try such feats of impossibility and opted for local entertainment instead. We went to the Plano rec center pool on Wednesday, which was fun. Then, on Thursday, I took the kids to the library to get library cards. Why, oh why, have I never thought of the library before?

I was just blown away by the things the library offers. And for FREE! Obviously they have books. But they ALSO have DVDs - why have we been spending so much of our money at Redbox?? We also noticed how many special events they have for kids. We went to a sing/read along for babies for Avery on Friday. Then, on Saturday, we went to a Bugs Bugs Bugs thing for Sophia. It was great fun and she had a blast.

Oh yeah. There were snakes too. Yuck. They just creep me out.

On Friday night, we participated in the Chick Fil A appreciation day. We got dressed up like cows and got four free meals!! Not a bad deal, I must say!!

But mainly, I really enjoyed being a "stay at home" mom for the week. Yes, it was tiring and yes, I got no time to myself. But I loved being able to spend so much quality time with the kids. I finally got to see my daughter roll over! I just miss so much by having to work. Do I think I could do it all day, every day? Probably not. I would want to do something with my time that was just for me. But I do wish I had more free time to spend with my daughter. I just really miss her already today!!

 I am feeling incredibly overwhelmed and anxious lately. Mainly because we have so many things going on in the next few months financially (getting a house, saving, old bills we are catching up on, things we need like new clothes, on and on and on). Sometimes, I find myself staying up nights, wondering if I am planning correctly or if we are making the right decision by buying a house at all right now. I have been praying lately for God to give me wisdom, but it is still something that is wearing my nerves.

We are not where I was hoping we'd be for July and it makes me really upset sometimes. I keep having to remind myself that things take time, big things like getting where you'd like to be financially don't just happen overnight. You need to have patience sometimes. It's very, very hard.

I also have been upset lately because I don't really know what I would like to do with my life, as far as a career and with my weight. But once again, those are things that take time as well. I think I just punish myself at times for not being where I know we should be and it makes me a little crazy. I think I might need some sleep.....

Anyway, I am looking forward to a new project I've started...we got some hand-me-down end tables and a coffee table. I am in the process of painting them, but these are going to take time! There is alot of detailing and I am painting them with a base of black paint, with a brush. This is not always the best way and takes longer than to spray paint. But I just don't have the facilites or the patience to spray paint these things. It would take alot of spray paint to get the proper amount of coats required. So my plan is to paint them completely black, then go back over with one coat of spray paint to even out the brush strokes. I am almost done with one table so far, so it's definitely taking some time.

I guess the motto for the day for me is "one day at a time!"


Sally said…
Missed you last week :) I'll be praying for your anxiety about finances, etc. I've been there before, and I know how consuming it can be. Just a thought though, if something doesn't feel right, it may be God's way of talking to you or leading you in another direction. Don't forget to listen :)
You are absolutely right Sally. I said the same thing to my husband last night. I think God has a different plan for us, as far as a house goes....we will see!

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