Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Monday

Why do we dread Mondays? I don't know. The weekend/family time is seemingly over for another 5 days? Lots to catch up on after a couple days of relaxing? Maybe. My Monday is going fabulously. I was working on a little project and came across this quote that made me smile.

"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." Winnie the Pooh

A few weeks ago I finished a bible study book that dealt with resting in the Lord. One thing that really stuck out for me was how I tend to measure the success of my day with the productivity I had. Why? Whats wrong with just STOPPING?? PLAYING?? RESTING?? It was like, if I didn't have this mental list by the day's end (I cleaned bathrooms, folded wait..folded FIVE LOADS of clothes, made bread, washed floors) I didn't feel like my day was worth anything.

That struck me as sad when I realized I have 5 little bodies here that don't measure the success of a day by the accomplishments. I'm sure in their eyes I have a much more productive day when I spend a good part of it reading/playing with them. So, heres to the "value of doing nothing and just going along". Thanks Winnie the Pooh.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 2? or...maybe 3!

Yep, only took me one day of posting to miss my daily blogging. I'm telling you folks, this is NOT easy for me! It wasn't that I didn't have something to blog, I just kinda, ummmm, forgot. Until I was on my way to work concession duty at hockey, then it was too late. So today is a double posting. Yesterday first.

I read on my friend and cousin (in-law)'s blog that she was looking for a scripture memory partner. I didn't read it until at least a week after she posted but decided to send her a quick text anyway. She hadn't gotten any responses and just like that I was in! The challenge is memorizing Colossians in the next year; 2 verses a week. We call each other on Thursdays to recite, from the beginning. This week was week 3. Verses 1-6. We both had only gotten through 1-5 as vs 5-6 were rather long and we both had a hard time getting them done. This whole accountability thing is such a great challenge for me, it was just what I needed to get me going. So last night was my night to call Jill. Our conversation was such an encouragement to me. We talked about our childrens' salvation and how it troubled us/excited us. I am not going to go into details but I want to say THANK YOU to  Jill Martinson for her encouragement to me over the years and her accountability with the scripture memorizing. You are such a wonderful example of a Godly, caring mom, and help meet at home. Love you!!!

Another "small" one. After the kids came home from school today Anson went about his business as usual. Paige could have too. But instead she chose, on her own, to build a fort with one of my 2 1/2 year old day care girls and sit inside and read to her. She had FUN with it. I didn't ask her to do it. Nor did this child, it was something Paige thought of doing to help me out. Something like that goes so far with me at the end of the day/week when I am ready to be done entertaining. So, THANK YOU PAIGEE POO!!! I love you!!  :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Our Boy

Today's blessing came early. 6:30 am to be exact. The kids were getting ready for school and Anson had something to tell me.
"Mom, I told dad this last night but want to tell you too. On the playground the boys I usually play with were tripping people and each other. They thought it was a game, but tripping isn't allowed. So I walked away and played with some other kids."
I know, it seems like such a small thing. But as parents to hear that your 8 year old walked away from something he knew he shouldn't be participating in was huge. He DOES actually listen to what we tell him. He has professed salvation and sure has a tender heart, we are just loving seeing the Godly boy he is developing into.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Where to start? Obviously my blog has been a little ignored lately. I really don't have a good reason, just a lot of little excuses. Like; my camera is out of batteries (I believe they got hijacked for the wii), and who really wants to read a blog with no photos? Or; all we do is get up, go to school, run to hockey or basketball, open skate, or church. You know Don't you all (as you can see I'm assuming more people than Tandis READ my blog) get tired of hearing about OUR day to day 'stuff'? how about this excuse; how am I supposed to string more than three words together (and it actually make sense) with 5 kids (2 and under) running/rolling/crawling around? There you have it. See? I'm really awesome at coming up with excuses.

Currently all 5 are napping (yes,I do a little happy dance when this happens), my laptop i.e. pinterest/netflix  is out of commission. So I thought I'd jot down a few thoughts that have been running through my head lately. I know how much you are dying to figure out what goes on inside my brain. I'm not just a pretty face people. (After 9 years Jerem is STILL trying to figure it out).

Well, mostly it's mom stuff. Huh, imagine that.

You know, like WHY are the rubber stamps I picked up last night in the SAME spot scattered on the stairs??

I just cleaned out Ava's dresser. Apparently this alerted her to the fact that there were now FOLDED clothes in her drawers. She happily took care of that for me and spread them all over her room. 3 times. In. A. Row.

Then there's the laundry, the cooking, and ironing (yes I actually iron-sounds so old fashioned).

And quite frankly it just all started feeling so mundane. I suppose all moms, especially sahms, have that feeling a time or three.

So here is my thought. In an attempt to see blessings in my "mundane" life, I am going to start blogging once a day about something in that day that caught my attention and made me stop and see the importance in what I do.

I hear two little voices so I better wrap up my ramblings. Since I am blogging this from our ancient desktop I will leave you with a few "old" pictures. (Told you I couldn't post without photos). Anson and Paige just a few short years ago. Life goes by so fast. I hope in this challenge I remind myself of that and also why I do what the Lord has so graciously give me to do.

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