Well, at least, I'm trying to get back to a routine. This chaos is driving me crazy. I miss having a routine, a somewhat of a schedule. But with new baby, all of that was thrown out the window. AND with dh's new work schedule, with him being home more often, really has messed me up. It's nice having him home, of course, BUT he can be a bit of a distraction!
With this past week with our homeschool finally getting under way, a routine is definitely needed. So, I'm not going to wait any longer to establish that routine, again. Like Nan said, what am I waiting for?
So, this week I am going to focus on the weekly clean up and decluttering schedule. AND following a menu plan. That is a must!! I really miss my menu plan.
We'll see how it goes.
Now, I must get to my screaming baby...
>> Thursday, September 23, 2010
Today I had a great conversation with a friend, just gabbing about this and that. And within the exchanges of somewhat funny, and not so funny, life experiences, I was reminded of how much I was saved from!!!
What do I mean by this?
While I was remembering when I did this, and when I did that, things that I am not so proud of, I am humbled and amazed that Jesus would save me! I don't deserve to be saved! I will never be able to understand why He would even want to save me.
I was bad! I mean really, really bad! And as John Newton said, "I am a great sinner, and Christ is a great Savior!"
I left my friend with a deep, deep love for my Savior like none before. I wanted to thank Him over and over, knowing that He loves me more than I can imagine.
Just to think how He saved me from myself!
Where would I be today, if it wasn't for HIM? And the Cross! My chains have fallen, all because of HIM. That's the Power of the Cross!!
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Blessings to Everyone!
>> Monday, September 20, 2010
Baby cries, baby coos, Daddy talkin' baby talk.
Brothers laughing at Daddy talkin' baby talk. Mama laughing at Daddy talkin' baby talk... Just how ridiculous can he get??? And all for a sweet baby.
Singing? Sure, that's Daddy singing made up silly songs for baby.
And did I mention dancing? Yep, that's Daddy doing the jig for the screaming baby. The jig and the song, silly and ridiculous. If only he could see himself.
Hmmm. Maybe a sneaky video could capture it! LOL!
No, my home is not clean. There's clutter everywhere, school work that needs to be planned, papers here and there, and clothes that need to be washed. But singing? Yep, my home is singing!! Literally!
And all for a baby!
>> Friday, September 17, 2010
Doing the blog hop again! And lovin' it. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully you will find my blog to be an encouragement to ya.
>> Friday, September 10, 2010
Here are some pictures of our Little Arrow... since so many of you are so interested!!! LOL!
Isn't he so cute?
Proud Granny and Papa!
Proud Grandma and Granddad!
Now he's 6 weeks old!
What a cutie!!
He loves his daddy!!
Big brother feeding him his first bottle!!
Platypus loves being a big brother...Finally!
I'm sure there will be more to come.
>> Thursday, September 9, 2010
>> Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Yes, I closed my third blog simply because I just don't have the time to keep up with it. I love sharing how I save money on things, and that is why I started the blog in the first place. But it was just too much. So, the link bar will direct you to posts on this blog. I will use this blog to share my frugal tips.
So, happy saving!!! Still.
Yes, it's true... I need an attitude adjustment. I admit it. Being a new mom, with a colicky baby, is not easy. But that's not all. I have 2 other kids who need me, a home that is in dire need of a deep cleaning, meals to cook that would include REAL food, homeschool plans to be made and organized, and let's not forget the dear hubby!!
But that nagging question keeps popping up in my head: "Well, what about me?"
Can someone please take this crying baby from me and soothe him while I go hide in a quiet room??
Can someone please cook me a home cooked meal, instead of offering fast food???
Can someone please get down on that floor and clean it thoroughly?? And what about those toilets?? A thorough vacuuming would be nice.
Well, I can forget about someone doing the homeschool plans. That is something only I can do. I am the primary teacher and planner, so dh can't really help in that. And the kids certainly don't want to help with this one... Why would they want to hurry and get back to school work???
Yes, I admit it, this has not been easy for me! As I hold my little arrow all day long, all I can seem to think about is all of the stuff not getting done. But what about my attitude in all of this?
Well, its obvious that I need an adjustment!!
Where do I need to go for this adjustment? Of course, God's Word! What do I need to be meditating on from His Word? This is it...
"Greater Love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13
I've been reading the chapter of The Servant Mother in Sally Clarkson's book The Mission of Motherhood, and boy do I need this chapter right now. I believe Mrs. Clarkson wrote this chapter for me!!! She knew that I was going to need this one day... Actually, God knew that I would need it, so He caused her to write it for me!! This is just a glimpse of the chapter...
What does it mean to practice servant leadership as a mother? I believe it starts out with a choice. I have to choose to serve Christ by giving my time and energy to my children- not just when I feel like it but when they need me. This means I often must sacrifice my own needs and desires for the purpose of giving my children what they need and modeling for them the depths of Christ's love.
Wow! I need to chew on that one!!! And another powerful one...
But what is my sacrifice compared to the one Jesus made?
How can I possibly complain when I consider Christ's sacrifice for me?? I deserve a spanking every time I complain about not having any "me" time, or anything else!! When I think about Jesus and His sacrificial life and death, how can I complain? There is the adjustment!!
He laid down His life for me, so to show my love and appreciation, I should lay down my life for my family. And in doing so, I am laying down my life for my Savior! I thank God for His grace to enable me to do this. Moment by moment I need to choose to forget myself and my needs and wants, and to consider their needs and wants.
My attitude is always a choice!!
I hope I can remember this tonight when my little arrow is screaming his lungs out... And when he wants to nurse every 15 minutes... And when the computer is too slow while he is sleeping, then he wakes up just as it is beginning to work...
Attitude... what will it be??
Please pray for me!
>> Thursday, September 2, 2010
After being out of the blogging loop for the last 5 and 1/2 weeks, I am finally back!! I've missed blogging and seeing what my blogging friends have been up to. Being a new mommy has been extremely challenging and exhausting, giving no time to do the normal things in life. And of course, blogging is one of those "normal" things!! LOL!
So, what have I learned in these last few weeks as a new mommy?? I know you all are so anxious to find out, so here it goes.
First, dying to yourself is not easy!! Having someone who is totally dependent on you makes you realize quickly just how selfish you are.
Second, I miss sleep!!! Just to sleep for 3 straight hours would be a dream. No pun intended.
Third, having a colicky baby is not fun. And giving up all dairy foods for that colicky baby is definitely LOVE!! I miss my dairy.
And fourth, but not the last, having a family that helps is PRICELESS!!
So, hopefully I will be back more often to post. But taking it day by day will only be the way to go.
By the way, it has taken me 1 and 1/2 hours to type this short post!!! Oh well!
Until next time...