to do list:
1-get new ballet shoes, tap shoes, cleats, and jazz shoes (what the heck are jazz shoes?)
2-kid pediatrician appts on thurs
3-plan the kidswillfreakoutwhentheygetshots strategy to implement on thurs after appt…I’m sure it’ll involve a webkinz
4-get bread…havent cooked in 3 weeks…time to stop having pb&js and quit using "post vacation reentry" as excuse
5-get baby shower, kid bday party and other various GIFTS thoughtfully pondered over and bought w/care and love
6-skip #5, proceed to #7 bc its almost thurs
7-go to target and pick something for said gifts…forget pondering
8-go to various orientations and open houses
9-start every conceivable sports/dance practice THIS WEEK
10-go back to mall to return shoes 3rd grader decided he didnt really love afterall
11-well, maybe he does want them…"wait mom, I need to wear them around the hosue to be sure"
13-now go to shoe store to get other "non-descript shoes w/o bright coloring, wheels, or lights in colors of white, brown, black, or navy" (NOTE – came home w/camo ones…hmmmm, moment of weakness? uh, yeah)
wash/brush dogs, get bigger outside water bowl for dogs, put ’em out, spray ’em down and pretend not to notice them digging in flower bed for cool dirt…or that they stink
15-get new cell phone and spend 10-15 hrs familiarizing myself w/critical things like getting a cool song for my ring, learning how to txt effectively, and getting my email setup (who am I? NO ONE needs to be that in touch)
16-stop…ITS HAMMER TIME
17-no seriously, STOP – and remember this:
"He who believes in Me…out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." John 7:38 OK, so MAYBE JUST MAYBE I’ve been a little self-consumed…a little too focused on the circumstances of my current getreadyforschool time in life. How often have I justified it…how often am I scooting my bible aside so I can look thru the land’s end catalog just ONE more time to order the perfect embroidered lunchboxes (of course, that is hypothetical, right?).
Forgive me. Forgive me for forgetting what really matters. I get cranky at times when I let the circumstances and requirements of this life steal my joy. Not that times dont get busy…not that I want a perfect life w/o hassles (another blog for another time!), just that I get lazy…self-consumed. Lord, forgive me.
And so, as I type I ask myself "what is flowing out of MY heart this week?". How I’m spending my time IS saying something to those around me…namely the little short ones who call me mommy. Lord, forgive this cwazy mommy and remind her of how beautiful your sunsets are (even when its 100 degrees)…and how much you love us.
So, here I am heading into 1st week of school…asking Him to fill me up so I can flow out some of that yummy living water stuff…I can still handle the list, just get w/Him on it 1st