-I love my lifegroup...alot. We went shopping last night for an outreach ministry to buy some clothes for some kid's in need. The amount that people gave was staggering. We also had a lot of people show up on Wednesday (even though they were just at lifegroup on Tuesday) to help pick out clothes for the kids. It was a lot of fun and there is always a sense of peace when you know that you can help another person.
-I'm worried about primetime television. I'm reading this book about how, as christians, we often get desensitized by all the sex and innuendos on TV. I know that. Well, on two of my favorite television shows, they have now introduced pretty steamy gay relationships. I just wonder how long it will take for our society to become desensitized to this...and what the "next" thing will be.
-Callie is coming out of her funk and is actually playing on the floor now. Last week, I couldn't leave her sight and the mere thought of her trying to entertain herself was, well, not to be entertained. Now, she is playing and laughing with Noah. Those teeth still haven't popped through yet, but maybe they are giving her a little more relief.
-I want to hire a maid. Yes, I know my prime responsibility is to raise the kids and take care of the house. And yet, I still struggle on a daily basis to reign in the chaos. I pick up the living room. Walk into the kitchen and come back...and it looks like someone has thrown up all over it again. I have been trying for 4 days to get the house cleaned up enough to steam clean the carpets. The problem is, I get started on something, then get interrupted by (fill in the blank: crying, juice needs, something) and then forget what I was originally doing. So, I start something else that needs to be done, and repeat the process. Add in there naptimes where I can't really vacuum. At the end of my day, I'm frustrated, because although I've made progress...it's barely visible. On days like that, I fantasize what it would be like to leave for a few hours and come back to a sparkling clean house. The kind where when I am sitting down, I don't see the cobwebs hanging off my ceiling that I know need to be dealt with. Yes, that's my fantasy...but it is not my reality. So, I had better buck up, get going and quit griping.
-Dave and I have a date tonight. Not sure when our last one was...it's been awhile. Our neighbor is going to watch the kiddos, while we grab dinner sans children. I'm really looking forward to it.
OK, I think I have it all out of my system. Have a great day.