This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Friday, July 18, 2008

Week in Review

Well I just left it hanging there, didn’t I? On the road…and then nothing.

We did make it home, and I kept thinking I would get caught up and sit down and have me a nice blog session.

Well…I’m still catching up, although I’m amazed what can be done if I get up from the faithful pink blogging chair and get over myself and “just do it.”

Dishes keep materializing—what is up with that? I’m thinking we need to give up eating for a while…no, probably not a good idea. Maybe for me, but not two growing boys.

My school calendar is staring accusingly at me, pointing out the fact that I am not prepared for September. We are "doing school," but in a very informal way, easing back into a routine.

My menu calendar is next to the school calendar, showing me its blank pages needing to be filled, reminding me of my promise to have more organized and intentional meals (and grocery shopping—hopefully bringing the budget lower).

We have been inundated by hornets. Thankfully not aggressive, but still HORNETS with STINGERS!! And our landlord really doesn’t care much because, well, it’s not her backyard. I should not have been surprised.

I have a box of magazines I need to go through and decided what I cannot live without.

We’ve still got some mornings left of getting up near the Dark Hour—5:30-ish for me so we can leave the house by 8 A.M. to drive across a state line during rush hour to a dance class. At least we don’t have to stay there all day. And it’s only a few days a week. And they’re having a lot of fun.

There has been tending of my friend’s garden. My friend who is in Europe…and I am here in the Midwestern summer.

My presence has been requested for afternoons of supervising the swimming pool. My evenings have had offers of child-free conversations on the patio (sans hornets after dark) with my husband—who can turn down a man who wants to actually talk with you?? Not me! We’ve even had some early morning coffee outside when I’ve not had to be out the door.

All leaving my computer a bit sad and lonely. But I’ve noticed y’all have been a little quieter too when I have had a few moments to browse my Bloglines. Summertime is the time to do all those outdoor things, kids are busy and fun is waiting.

Fall is looming. Back to school is up at the Wally-World so summer is half over.

Maybe I’ll find a routine next week.

Doubt it, but maybe.


freetofly said...

So with you here! Much more time spent on the porch with coffee and just "being" - watching the birds and squirrells. I have always enjoyed the outdoors. But, lately my husband and I have been enjoying a fellowship with the Lord when out of doors that is hard to explain. It's like you can just feel Him when you step outside and enjoy His creation, in a way that is not available inside. It has been good for both of us!

Life is good, is it not? Love the thoughts on the dirty dishes btw!


annie said...

I thought the same thing when I saw the big back to school signs at walmart!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I have definitely been a little quieter and it's not because I'm doing dishes. They are piling up for me too.

Enjoy your summer.

sheryl said...

I can't believe I'm supposed to be thinking about planning next year already! We've just about finished last year...with two moves we were bound to get behind...and we did!
Even with the hectic times, it sounds like your having some sweet times with your honey and your guys as well...and that's what makes it all worth while!!

Coach J said...

Oh, you talk to the man who wants to talk back!!
I start my teaching job in 2 very short weeks, and the kids go back in 3. Time is flying here. And moving does nothing to help time stand still....

mum2brady said...

Wow - busy week! I cannot believe summer is almost over - it's just can't be! Hope you enjoy the rest and have some entirely just - Joyful Days!!