Skip to main content

Just Hanging On...


This month has been so incredibly busy.  I still can't believe that it's nearly over.  And May is shaping up to be a total blur!

Sometimes you just have to let some things go and hang on for the ride.  I feel like that's what I'm doing these days.  There is just so much going on at this time of the year every year.

End-of-the-school-year wrapping up, Mother's Day planning, church yard sale, special church events, science fair, co-op, upcoming mini-vacation, finalizing yearbook pages for our homeschool group, special ladies' events at church, helping my mother because of her broken shoulder, helping my husband every way that I can because he wears too many "hats", trying to plan our garden, ...the "list" never stops, right?

And sometimes I don't do so well when I'm feeling overwhelmed.  I really just want to curl up on the sofa with a pint of Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream and watch hours of Psych.  Now that's relaxing!

Instead I'm up till 12:30 am cleaning up my kitchen, or helping my hubby finish a task so he's not getting to bed at 2:30 am.  I'm thinking relaxing will have to wait a few more weeks.

But even in exhaustion and busyness and feeling frazzled, there are still so many rewards.

Our church's Wednesday night Bible study is steadily growing.  And not just in numbers, we're seeing beautiful spiritual growth.  And even though the Foundation Truth study that we're doing is simply a refresher course for me, I am growing from it, too.  God's Word never returns void, there's always something new and wonderful to learn, and so many more ways we can grow.

I am so enjoying getting to know and spending time with the ladies at our church.  Some have been there for years--way before me--and some are brand new.  We are all different ages and at different stages in life.  But we are all women.  This week we enjoyed a very fun night of food, fellowship, crafting, and a classic movie.  And we have some great things planned for the upcoming months!  I love seeing relationships built and strengthened.

So, I'm hanging on for this ride!  The ride of life isn't always easy and there isn't always enough sleep, but there are so many rewards along the way and I don't want to miss any of them.

So while my house is messy and in great need of a spring cleaning, the laundry overflows, the yard work is begging for attention, there are probably things growing underneath the seats of my car, I have to grocery shop at 10:30 pm, and the "to do" list gets added to daily ...I must breathe.  And take one day at a time.

And remember this verse:


*****
Don't miss a thing here at My Blessed Life!
Subscribe, Follow, and "Like" today!

Comments

Nicole said…
I am with you, Lora! My laundry pile is embarrassing!!
Nicole,
I'm glad it's not just me! :)
Hang in there, friend! It's a crazy time of year, too. Hold on for the ride, and know that summer is just around the corner! Love that verse, by the way!

Popular posts from this blog

Making Notebooks

Recently I tried out a new craft idea~and it was SO much fun!! And extremely frugal, too. That's always a bonus, right? So here we go: 1. Take your basic composition notebook (purchased at the back-to-school sales for .99 each). 2. Go to your craft supplies and get your Mod Podge ready, along with a good paintbrush. 3. Look through all those scrapbook papers you've been randomly collecting and choose some. 3. After choosing your paper for the cover of your book and trimming it to fit, start *painting* the cover with the glue. Next, give the back of your paper a good coat of glue, too. (I left the binding uncovered so that I could use a contrasting paper there later on). 4. Glue it on! Remember to smooth out any air bubbles under the paper. 5. Flip the cover open and make a few cuts on the corners so that they will fold over nice and neat, then add a little more glue to the edges of the inside cover and a little more to the paper edges. 6. Fold them over a

The Making of an Egyptian Death Mask

We are learning all about the ancient world this year with Story of the World I and loving it! We've been learning a lot about Egypt, of course, which is completely fascinating. Most recently we have studied the New Kingdom of Egypt, which includes the story of King Tut. So we decided making an Egyptian death mask in the style of King Tut's would be a fun project. First since it was too cold at the time to paper mache in the garage (it probably would have frozen instead of dried-ha) and it was too messy to do it in the house, we decided to pick up a couple of cheap craft masks at Hobby Lobby. Next we cut out cardboard shapes to complete the shape of the death mask, attaching them with hot glue. Vince even put a little detail on the *beard* with the hot glue per The Princess' request. Then the kiddos started to paint them with this metallic gold tempera paint. It worked okay for the cardboard, but would not coat the plastic of the mask. We thought maybe a second c

Door Hanger Chore Charts

My kids have had a chore chart for a while.  It's one of those magnetic boards and they share it.  However, it's not by their rooms and often they (and I) forget to update it.  Plus it's a little bulky.   When I saw the concept of a door hanger chore chart on Pinterest, I loved it!  It was compact, right there were the kiddos could see it coming out and going into their rooms, and it costs almost nothing to make.   I headed over to one of my favorite stores: Hobby Lobby, of course.  They  have these little wooden door hangers for .79.  I also grabbed a couple of packets of decorative buttons for $1.99 each.  I already had the clothes pins and the paint so those cost me nothing.   I began by painting the door hangers (I used tempera paints because that's what I had).  Then I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and the clothes pins and started writing chores on them, making sure to write them correctly so they will clip on the right direction.   The left