Church was cancelled today because we had a huge storm. It only dropped about 4 inches of snow, but I have snowed plastered to the inside wall of my patio, so the wind was blowing pretty hard. I love going to Church, and I love taking care of the responsibilities I have there, but I cannot tell you well enough how nice it was to sleep in, cuddle with the Hubby, make a nice breakfast, change into my pajamas, and take a break! I don't just mean from Church, I mean from life. Thank you, storm, for clearing my schedule for me. That hasn't happened for a long time.
My biggest trial right now is that I am so busy. With two callings, homeschooling, and a busy husband, I barely have time to think straight. (I realize that those three things may not sound that busy, but trust me--my plate runneth o'er. My cup is full.) But I realized recently that I am so busy being busy that I haven't taken time to enjoy my life. I asked for all these things, right? I enjoy all these things, right? So, why am I wallowing in how busy I am? Why am I caught up in the thick of thin things? I don't know either. I think I will stop. I've tried this whole week to stop, in fact. And I've done really well. I've enjoyed my kids more. I've caught more of how awesome they think, how they like to explore and see the world. I've taken more time to see what they see and laugh at the funny, cute things they do. It's been a good week.
I've thought a lot about this blog, too, and I've decided something. I have to blog for me, and no one else. That's hard for me because I'm so aware that I'm putting words out there for just any Joe Schmo to read. But I've spent a lot of time trying to make my blog what I think everyone else would want, and it doesn't work. My blog has to be for me. SO I decided that while I am trying to capture the simpler, happier things in life, my blog is a great place to record it. I guarantee that I will have long gaps in between posts sometimes (I'm busy), and as long as I'm ok with it, that's all that matters.
This is what happens in my house when I leave my camera out:
They take blurry pictures of themselves!
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