When I sat down to review my week, I had a hard time thinking of things to list as successes. Really, this week has been a big ol' pile of you-know-what for me! I'm overly emotional and just plain tired!
I think I had this beautiful vision of how this summer was going to go, and so far (week two) it's not living up to that! So...guess what folks...next week I'm changing that. We're taking the week off!! The only thing on my schedule is an orthopedic appointment and our monthly Confraternity of Christian Mother's Mass. Beyond these and grocery shopping, we will be doing NOTHING!!! Nothing, that is, except for what is on my very detailed daily schedule. The schedule that I love. The schedule that allows me time to play with my kids and sit for an hour in the afternoon and just breath. I complained so often about the hustle and bustle of the school year and here I've gone and just transferred it to our summer! So to my friends...if I don't answer the phone or return your email...it's because I've declared next week OUR time! We'll chat and hang out soon, I promise! I just need to regroup!
And here are the successes I was able to pry out of my brain...
We now have 24 meals cooked and frozen in the freezer!! Can I tell you how freeing it is to just quickly heat up something 10 minutes before hubby is due to arrive home?? It's absolutely amazing!!
I vacuumed and mopped the downstairs floor!! I was feeling pretty good about that until about 50 kids ran through the house full of mud and sand. Oh well, so is the life of a stay-at-home mom.
I finished a wonderful book titled Following Mary to Jesus. I really recommend it to anyone who's looking for an easy read. I have a strong devotion to Mary. I often ask her to intercede in prayer for me when I need something especially important. When I'm sick or can't sleep, I often envision her in the room with me lying her hand on my head to comfort me or placing her beautiful blue shawl over me for warmth. The book did a wonderful job explaining how through Mary we are able to know her Son even more. For who knew Jesus better than his own mother??