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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm such a bad blogger...

Hello, my 13 followers... are you still there? :)

Forgive me for being so absent. I have the best intentions, and then life gets in the way, and then the words don't make it to the page. Maybe that isn't a bad thing? Life has been busy since school started. J just finished basketball and has Boy Scouts every Tuesday and M has cheer practice on Mondays, Girl Scouts every other Tuesday, and cheers every Saturday morning right now. We all have church activities and I am co-leading a GA's group on Wednesday nights.

I'm not complaining, but maybe I've stretched myself a little thin?

I feel so thankful that my kids have so much to do, so many opportunities to be active in school and church and community, but some days I wonder why I signed up for so much. Our family has gotten into the habit of being busy and we get so caught up in the busy that we often forget to slow down and just live life.

On good days, I get everything done and we run here, there, and everywhere. Some days, I don't do anything. Nothing. Notta. (Like today.) The dishes pile up and the laundry piles up and the toys aren't put away and I don't even change out of my pajamas or wash my hair. I pile up in the recliner and drink coffee and browse (in)courage and play on Pinterest and catch up with friends on Facebook. This usually happens when my husband is working and won't be home for a day or two... on those days, I know I should be doing something, but I just feel too mentally exhausted to even care. It sounds horrible, but it's an honest confession.

Do any of you have days like that or am I the only slacker here today? I'm determined to get the dishes done and the laundry folded before church this afternoon... pray for me?


  1. Awe! Quite honestly I have a rule about signing up for to much stuff. My daughter is only allowed one sport per season. We pioritise everything! A couple season (I am talking about God's seasons) ago he taught me that I can not function fully to him if I over commit to things. I actually had to scale way way back and now I pray to him about the thing before I even say yes. Oh and I now deliberate schedule slacker days. Tomorrow is one of those days!

    1. Candice - You are so very right about over committing. Once we are finished with cheerleading, our church activities and scouting will be the only things we participate in the rest of the school year. I am totally going to have to get busy around this house tomorrow since I am taking today "off" :)

  2. Its ok my love. I use to only work 4 days a week so I was able to keep up with the house stuff. Now I am up to 5 days a week with a weekend of call here and there plus all our avtivites. I have days now where I slack when i sshould not be because I know I am going to be super behind. You have to remember to live life day to day and enjoy it while you can. You have 6 kids who are growing faster than you think! Enjoy them!

  3. You are definitely not alone there! I am totally with you. I keep reminding myself that the kids won't be little for long and that the chores & things will always be there in some form or another. Blessings & prayers to you! :)

    ~ Shay