Okay, I admit, this is a little random, but I came across this blogger's space and was so struck by the sheer busy-ness and pointed weariness of her day-to-day activities and outlook on what could be a beautiful life. Just thought I'd share it with you. Do you see your previous lifestyle reflected herein?
From a JW's blog at http://spaces.msn.com/mitlemoi/ titled, "The Rants of a Mom of ALL Boys!!"
30 November Forever.... Wow! It's been like FOREVER since I blogged. DOes that tell you how busy I am?? I get up every morning at 6:30, get Isaac up, dressed, fed, and out the door by 7:15. I volunteer at the school until around 9am every morning....and then I'm off for home to teach Luke. Luke and I spend about 2 to 3 hours a day doing school work. I usually make lunch, get something ready for supper or put in the my favorite thing...the crock pot! Then about 2pm it's back to the school to get Isaac. I usually go in and help get all the kids up (they still do naps down here in Kindergarten!) help them get their coats on, shoes tied...etc. We usually arrive home around 3pm. I get Isaac a snack, do whatever I have to for supper. Plop down with my mail, and email, and shuffle thru that. Clean house, study for meetings, organize anything for the next day....then around 5:30 Barry is home, it's time to get supper on the table....eat...clean up....and then if it's meeting night....dressed and out the door! On Th nights....we don't get home until around 9:30pm....so it's a late night. Imagine me....saying it's a LATE night at 9:30???? Ms. Night Owl! I cannot belive that I am usually in bed and asleep by 11pm! Oh, well...it's helps that I still take my meds every night at 8:30...or I wouldn't be sleeping at all! So...not ignoring keeping up with the blogging.....just too darn busy! Not much new here...just trying to get thru the winter/slower months with work. So far it's been going good and as long as we keep throwing our burdens on Jehovah and the bible tells us to do...we'll be fine!
28 October I'm so slow!! I tell ya...I don't get on here like I should. Wait....maybe I'm on here too much? Either way...I need to keep it updated for family up NORT! I should be adding more pictures in the next couple of days too. I got some new ones of Isaac and his class. He's so cute!!...not that I'm partial or anything! We had our Circuit Assembly last weekend and it was wonderful!! So much spiritual food...yum..yum..yum! Our District Overseer is Bro. Wells....who use to be in Minnesota and Wisconsin...and he is such an amazing speaker that you find yourself hoping his talk lasts all day! He has such excellend illustrations too. Simply incredible! Jehovah sure uses him in such an amazing way! Not much new here....just plugging along in this old world. Barry's been incredibly busy which is good...but I sure do miss him too. Most couple argue less when they spend little time together, but it's the opposite with me and Barry....we argue much more when we don't see each other. I guess that's a good thing, huh? heehee Well....we are going to Tim and Anita's for supper tonight to see their new gas fireplace and to play some games. Should be fun! I have to go get ready!
04 October Musings Tonight is treat night at the book study, but I have no idea what to bring!! I think I'm just going to bring chips and dip because everyone seems to be getting tired of sweets. I for one prefer salty things, so chips is good for me! My computer is giving me some troubles, and thankfully this brother in my hall, Greg, has given me some great advise...but I still feel like I'm not getting it all. I did the crap cleaner (ccleaner.com) and the spy ware and ad aware things...but now I'm having troubles with my Norton!! Today when I got my email it said that Norton couldn't scan some of my email?? I guess I might need to just break down and have the brother over and see what he can do. Also...when I shut down my computer it takes forever!! I get pop up windows asking me to 'end now' some programs. I tend to think I am pretty computer savy...but other times...I'm totally retarded!! Well....I better go and get supper on so we can make it to book study on time! Ciao!!!
03 August Son and school My son is in Kindergarten this year...and HATES it!! He would rather stay home with mom. His first 'official' day was today and he didn't want to even get out of the car! So...I carried him in and even stayed for a bit. I snuck out when they all had a bathroom break. I went early to pick him up because Ms. Vickie (his teacher) asked if I could come and help get all the kids shoes on and such. Well, I found out that Isaac had a fit! He was fine after I left, and did good...until nap time! I think I cry as much as him...it's horrible having to put your kids into the world!!
01 August Busy August!! Wow...hard to believe that August is here already!! Where did the year go to already? August is going to be such a busy month for us. 1. Isaac starts school at Rickman. Long story short....I'm burnt out with homeschooling. He isn't excited at all about going. 2. My sister and her family are coming down for a week's visit. Woohoo! 3. We are going to Nashville for a family reunion for 5 days. There will be about 32 of us there...should be fun!! Going to go to Nashville Shores waterpark too. 4. Going to Atlanta for a SWR (Spell to Write to Read) seminar for 4 days! This is to help Luke and his reading. 5. My mom and step-dad will be here the end of the month for a visit too!! Wow! So...you see it's going to be a busy, eventful month. We are so looking forward to all the activity, but I'm sure we'll need a break when the month is over. I'm still hoping my dad decides to come down this fall. He's talked about it, but it would be great to see him.
16 July Up late...and hating it!! I hate not being able to sleep!! If I don't take my evening med before 9pm...I don't get to sleep until nearly midnight...or later! I use to not mind staying up late, I even still consider myself a night owl....but I just don't function the next day as well as I'd like. For example....didn't take my med that early yesterday either and getting up for service this morning was so hard!! I know tomorrow morning getting up for meeting is going to be a killer too!! ARGH!!
15 July Weekend...and some ranting Why does it always feel better when the weekend is right around the corner? ...Yea, I don't know either!! LOL My DH (darling husband) had a kidney stone about 6 weeks ago. We took him to the hospital, and he was better and all was good. However, we do not have health insurance. We make too much money to qualify for TennCare, and we make too little to really afford coverage. (Also, TennCare is almost bankrupt, so what good would it do anyway??) Now...the bills for the ER visit have arrived!! ARGH!!! Can you believe that a 2 hour ER visit would cost over $2000??? What surpirses me the most is that we have to pay twice for certain services...such as the CT scan. First...it was over $900 for them to just perform the scan...but then it is another $500 for someone to 'read' the scan! Then, you have one doctor, but they decide to get another doc's opinion...and you have to pay over $200 for that 'opinion'?? What a circus!! Does this all mean better care? Hardly!! Okay...okay...I'm venting...but it's just so proposterous! I tell you...I am so looking forward to the new system!! I hate this system so much...and will miss nothing in it! Hugs!!!
27 June DC Time!!!
WOW!! This coming weekend it our District Convention! I'm really looking forward to it. It's in Huntsville, AL...and we are camping. There is a great campground right next to the Space & Rocket Museum. It has full hook-ups and is really cheap!
We start the Daniel Book in our Book Study again too...and I honestly didn't think I would be looking forward to going over a book that we've studied before....but, then I got thinking......The last time we went over the Daniel book I hardly remember it!! It must have been right after I had Isaac and I was such a basket case. (Oh, okay....that's nearly everyday!! HA)
Have a great time at your DC....and I'll post after the Conventiion!!