Thursday, March 01, 2007

I've fallen and I can't get up!

It has been a tough week. I have not technically fallen, but theoretically, I will spend the next two days trying to "get up". My massive paper clutter problem is going down...this week. Starting today. Actually started already but I haven't made enough of a dent to count it.

***Update, I ended up taking the family we did supper for Subway sandwiches, chips, cookies and some juice. I was still in town at 4 o'clock and decided to take the easy path. It worked out well. Since I was not frazzled, we were able to be a blessing in other ways and help her with some things here and there as well as bringing supper.

***Because of blessing that family in other ways, we missed Lilly's ball practice and then when I saw all the school work the big girls had left to finish for co-op, I did not allow them to go to practice either. This is right on the heels of me posting a commitment blurb on our church forum about how we always follow through on our commitments. I should amend that to say, "WE TRY TO ALWAYS FOLLOW THROUGH ON OUR COMMITMENTS!" School work just has to come first sometimes. Being there for Jolene was also important. I don't feel guilty. It isn't as though I couldn't peel my butt off the couch to be bothered with practice.

We leave for Texas real soon and I am so excited. I have such wonderful friends in Texas and I will be so blessed to spend time with them!! We have several stops to make and it is going to be hard to squeeze them all in, but I have the tenacity of a bug on windshield and the resolve of a dung bettle in an elephant pile-we will visit them all.

We have started planning exactly when we will be where and I am also beginning to think about possible dog-sitters for Toby or which kennel to board him at. I hate to kennel him because Thunder was so miserable at the kennel. A nice family here would be best to keep him for us-but that would be a big task for most people I know. Erik's parents will be able to come and feed the cats every couple of days and keep an eye on the house-but that won't work for Tobermeister. I am sure there is a great kennel out there. I will be much more choosy than I was for Thunder. I though a kennel was a kennel was a kennel. Now I know better.

Many things to do today and not much sleep to go on (It was wonderful chatting with you though-Steph!) I will sacrifice a little sleep here and there for conversation.

Pray for me, it is sooooooo easy for me to get sidetracked and lose focus. Clutter, here I come!


Steph said...

I am impressed that you were up and blogging by 8:30 a.m. I felt ready to tackle the world this morning also- now I am ready for my after-lunch siesta!

Julie Anne said...

So glad you're getting to go to Texas. I think the best vacations are when you have good fellowship with friends along the way--so much more than just sight-seeing.