The Letting Go

This was me, writing my thoughts to God in my journal 2 days ago:

I just want to sit and read a book and that‘s not happening.

Working out is a major chore.  The fun of it isn’t there anymore.

I feel irritated by normal life.  Having to make grocery lists and get shopping done.   Having to take time out of my summer fun things to do to clean house and get stuff done.

There’s this low-level conflict between the kids and I (what feels like) all the time and I just want it to go away.  Summer is about fun … and we’re not having it.

I’m irritated at my eating decisions.  In all this irritation at life, I’m trying to escape and comfort myself with food — bad for me food.

Do you see what’s happening here?  Things are not going the way I want them to and I’m feeling it.  I’ve been irritated at everything and everyone.

My very next journal sentence was this: More

Popsicles I Don’t Have To Say No To All Day

My kids love juice.  I don’t usually buy it because then they just ask for it all day and I have to say no all day and no one likes to live in that cycle!  So I did this the other day …

OJ Pops w: toothpics

It’s just Orange Juice.  100% Fresh, diluted and poured into ice-cube trays.  I let them sit in there for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, then I pulled them out and added the toothpicks.  Then I put them back in the freezer …

OJ Pops in freezer









Next to my bacon.  ummmmm … bacon 🙂

The kids can have more than one and it’s not a big deal.  Of course there’s always asking for me and inevitable sweet responses like ‘let’s wait for tomorrow’ or ‘well you’ve had 50 already, sooooooo’.  🙂 hehe.

Next up … grape ones.

Happy Summer. Happy Popsicle Eating!!

Are you looking upon summer with excitement? or dread?

This is our first full week of summer.  My daughter’s last day of school was last Wednesday.  Monday – Wednesday were just crazy and so were Thursday and Friday, even though school was out!

photo-2Our first full week is upon us.  And you know what?  …. I’m excited!  I really am.

When my daughter finished kindergarten and we went into summer (with my children being 6 and 3) I was nervous, to say the least.  I needed a plan.  What were we going to do? How do I keep them from fighting?  How do I talk to them about their hearts and Jesus all the time? How do I not just ‘waste’ these 2 ½ months?  How do I shop and do laundry and all the house stuff with both of them home again?  I felt as though I’d totally lost my compass!!! Or my marbles!!!! More

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