I know I am not really “just surviving.” That is a title that should be reserved for people suffering disease or loss. I, on the other hand, am just trying to be a single mom lately. (To all you single moms out there, you are amazing. I know it is usually not a choice, and it is not your dream. You have a heavy burden to bear, and I admire your tenacity.) Jeremy has basically been gone for the past two weeks for work. It feels like longer because I am pretty sure it was a number a days a different week prior to these two, but I have kinda lost count. He is home now, and I feel like I can breathe just a little more. Needless to say, the blog has been on the back burner.
What have we done?
- cleaned and painted (again) at the townhouse (thanks AGAIN, Mom!)
- volunteered at MCC Connections – checking markers this time
- memorized some more scripture (“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, Jesus” John 3:16, and “Give freely” Deuteronomy 15:10)
- experimented with melting ice
- hung out at Starbucks while I met with my classmate about a presentation we are doing (tonight!)
- went to Ashland to visit cousins
- started Mini-Notes choir (Madison – and she did a great job Sunday singing!)
- had a play date with Tara and Grace – finally! It had been since before the new year started, and it was so good to reconnect.
- took a meal to a family in church
- reconnected with neighbors as we peddle around the neighborhood
- biked to the park for a morning play date with Rachael and Gracie
- played dress up
- put away their “cooking ingredients” more times than I can count (mixture of tangrams, foam blocks, and magnetic letters – sorted every time!)
- watched at least one movie
- visited grandparents
- went to pancake breakfasts to support Ruritans (and Papa Yoh)
- watched two NCAA March Madness games IN Columbus! (Jeremy’s fun)
- invited Ben, Steph, Cale, and Landen for supper
Yep, that’s the list. I try to stay busy. I think sometimes it might become too busy, but then we are here for more than a day, I start going a little crazy knowing the day is not going to end with any reinforcements, just me. Most of the things I have really enjoyed. II is good to get outside walking, biking, breathing fresh air. It is good and relaxing to have people over or go visit others. It is good to memorize scripture – we talked about giving freely and sharing and blessing others with our love. Cleaning up toys and school work…well let’s just say, I need to really work at being cheerful when doing or talking about those.
What am I looking forward to?
- getting outside and trying my bike out I got for Christmas
- being done with school
- going to a conference and hanging out with college friends
- having time for my monthly supper with Laura
- finding time to take food to our neighbor that just had a baby
- going down to check in our neighbors who have been dealing with sickness lately
- Easter – a time of new birth
- Jeremy being home for at least two weeks
- being finished working on the townhouse
- going to pick out new glasses
- getting a new cell phone
- taking time to take pictures
What do I wish I could do?
- go somewhere on an airplane
- sleep in past eight o’clock
- go shopping - by myself (for something more fun than groceries, but I think even grocery shopping by myself would be fun)
- sell the townhouse (hoping this really happens and sooner rather than later…..)
That’s it… .my life in bullet points. Seem shallow? Maybe, but just remember I was/am a little overwhelmed. Okay, here is one picture of Madison’s fancy dress up time. Much classier than I manage to pull off sometimes
I will attempt a blog next Monday to get back on schedule. If not, I will blog when my class is officially over… so April 7ish. Have a great week.