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We have been so busy around here. It seems like Christmas and New Year’s just passed us by in a blur. Here it is, January already. This month is busy too, though thankfully not nearly as bad as December was. And Stephen’s birthday is next week. He turns 30. I don’t have anything special planned yet. . .my mind has been on a ton of other things lately.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
I am so thankful that when I feel overwhelmed, there is Someone I can go to!
God has been convicting me of many things lately. How I run my household and prioritizing my time are two of the biggies. I’ve let some things slide because of being busy, but now I’m in the process of trying to get things into a routine. We were doing really well before December started, but then we got busy.
Which reminds me. My pastor preached a wonderful sermon last week about being too busy to worship. It was very convicting. When I see it on the church site, hopefully I’ll remember to link to it here.
We took advantage of time off work to do some much-needed projects around the house. The two biggest projects were painting the studio (pictures to come soon, hopefully) and the boys’ bathroom. Then we put a bunch of things on Freecycle. There’s a huge improvement in how the house looks!
Then there was a half off sale at my favorite thrift store (Value Village) and triple coupons at Harris Teeter on New Year’s Day. That was a trip and a half! But paying $10 for a suit for Stephen – I’ll willingly brave crowds at the thrift store for that. . .
In between all of that, Caleb got sick (rotovirus, anyone?). It was a strange week, keeping him home so much. I’m thankful that I didn’t have piano lessons scheduled during that time. By the time my students arrive, the sickness should be good and gone from our house. We’ve been working extra hard at keeping it clean, so that helps.
Tomorrow things go back to normal. At least hopefully. I will do my best. Being so busy just doesn’t work well for our family – it is evident in the boys’ behavior. They really need the comfort of a routine. I want them to learn to be flexible, but on the other hand, I need to be careful not to make it any harder on them than necessary.