|Cardinal rules, which I am clearly not following too well.|
6:00AM - woke up and started getting kids ready.
7:00AM - kids leave for bus.
7:30AM - go to drop Baby Bee off at preschool.
8:30AM - go home.
Boogie naps and I edit my new blog header until...
11:30AM - Go to get the Bee.
12:00PM - Arrive home. Work more on the blog's buttons and such until...
2:00PM - go to get the kids from school.
2:30PM - leave to Brother-in-law's (BIL's) home.
3:00PM - Arrive at BIL's and I start dinner.
4:00PM - Kids eat and we head out for teacher conferences.
4:10PM - Pick up mom so she can hang out with the kids and I at nephew's school.
5:45PM - Bring BIL to run a few errands.
6:15PM - Head to youth group.
8:00PM - Head home and get the kids to bed.
|Picture via Sugar Baking Blog|
I went to make supper, but we had trouble with the stove and had to improvise. Instead of stove-top stroganoff with noodles, it was microwaved stroganoff over fries. But all was good, it was edible. So then we headed out to the conferences. It was all just hanging out with Mom and the kids in the van until we ran errands. We pretty much just got some groceries and some gas and I dropped him back off to go to church.
At church, I was really happy to see a new friend of the girls and her family there. Those kids are both really friendly and adorable. I am glad we get to see them next week too. They seem like a really wonderful family.
Alright, on to other things. Yesterday's Joy Dare was 3 gifts prayed for.
Okay, this might be tough. Truth is, I haven't done as much praying lately as I should. I don't know why. But I'll try to figure this one out.
1. Okay, number one is definitely the loss of my depression and the ability to voice my disapproval aloud. I am so angry about the counselor issue BECAUSE I voiced my objection and was ignored. The fact that I voiced my disapproval is completely against my nature. I still can't tell a person to screw off, per se, or I would have yesterday. But at least I did stand up for what I believe to begin with. That's HUGE. And I don't even know how I did it, one day everything was just different. I felt different, like I was freed from some cage that I had been living in for 28 years. This is definitely something that was prayed for for a long time and I know that it will only get better and I will only get more confident in myself.
2. Hmmm. I have long prayed for help. Help with the kids, help with getting them to get along and help with being a better family. We needed that help from someone on the outside. And we are getting that. That family friend (which I am going to just call Agent L from here on out to save myself the effort of describing him each time) and his wife (Coach K) have been a serious God-send with the girls and getting them to react more appropriately to anger and to work better as a team. I've been able to breathe the past few weeks, stress levels have gone down for sure. So I am grateful for that help. Truly, utterly grateful.
So there it is, my Joy Dare for yesterday. It's great to look at all the good in my life.
Until the next post when I will be undoubtedly in a better mood,