Saturday, February 20, 2010
The flurry of blogging this morning was made possible by my husband. Today is my monthly "day off". Anyone reading this who has children knows how important it is at time to just step away from the 24/7 flurry of endless work to refocus and gain perspective to continue fulfilling the demands of motherhood. These days have been such a boost to my overall ability to fulfill my responsibilities of being a Christian, wife, and mother. Sometimes I just sit in a parking lot for several hours and enjoy the absolute quietness (and get a nap). Other times I use the day to cull expired coupons and clip/file things I've gotten behind on. Sometimes I go shopping (which is one of my least exciting things to do) if there's something I know I need to be looking for ...usually clothes for Philip or the boys. Since I was able to rest in FL I don't feel the need for total down time so today is going to be a combination of activities. I arrived here at Florance Panera Bread at 7:15. I've balanced my checkbook, taken care of some pressing items, have done some research on things I've needed information on, blogged, eaten too many carbs (Days like today call for comfort food), watched some snow flurries, enjoyed the classical music, made shopping lists for CVS and Kroger and pulled the coupons. It's a little after 11:00 and I'm soon going to JoAnne's to see about skirt patterns. Since losing 25 lbs since last summer I'm needing to find some new skirts to go with the tops I wore last year but think it would be easier to make them. I'm going to stop by Once Upon a Child to see if I can find any jeans for Daniel and Allan since they rip out the knees fairly frequently. On to JC Penney to see if there are any good sales on some things Philip needs and Christopher and Banks to check out the spring selection. Then somewhere quiet to finish my time off by asking God for wisdom and strength to tackle the next month. And to thank Him for sending me a husband who cares about my well being and gives me these days to recharge. For whatever reason these days mean more to me than flowers or cards. Perhaps because I know it requires sacrifice on his part of taking care of three boys for the day. Saturdays are the days he uses to prepare for the coming week and I certainly don't take his sacrifice lightly. Have I mentioned that I have the perfect husband? Not perfect for anyone else but exactly what God intended for me. Thank you sweetheart! I'm glad to be on your team!