What happened this morning??? I couldn't fall asleep last night, it was about 2 am when I finally drifted off to sleep, then the alarm started yelling at me at 5:45am.
I am exhausted, I pretty much dragged myself around, trying to get ready....the kids didn't want to get up either, which meant everyone was being slow, and by the time we walked out the door it was 8:10am.
The first bell rings at 8:20am so we got halfway and heard it ringing.
Me - Run, Run, Run, just take the backpack and go as fast as you can Jasmine.
Jasmine - I don't feel like it, I'm tired, I don't want to run and my backpack is too heavy.
Me - WHAT?!?!? Just go, you're going to be late, look the kids have gone in already....
Jasmine - I said, I'm not going to run, the tardy bell doesn't ring until 8:30am. (Gives me the look)
*Nicholas stops in the middle of the field and refuses to budge*
Nicholas - I'm not going anymore, I want to go back to your home and play my Dora game
Me - *Eye Twitching* Are you KIDDING me?!?!? What is wrong with you both this morning, you're not cooperating at all.
Jasmine - Oh we're just kids!!!!
And there you have it, truer words have never been spoken. WE'RE JUST KIDS!!!
See how wonderful my morning was??? But in the middle of all this chaos, I was stressed beyond belief, exhausted and out of patience, begging God to help me get through it, and then I look outside the window and see this:
Isn't that a beautiful sunrise??? The pictures don't do it justice because it was this bright red which turned the whole sky that beautiful pinkish color. It just reminds me that He is still there and that I'll make it through this day, albeit holding on tight to His hands.
With school now going into it's second week, things are finally starting to settle into the school year routine. It's always hectic the first few days, it's like re-learning how to ride a bike, you sort of forget about it, but once you get back on that bike, it all comes flooding back. Except for me, in the case of a real bike, for some reason the older I get the more scared I am of riding it. How sad is that??? Seriously, hubby asked me to get on my bike, I did and then peddled a few steps and then all of a sudden I had this image of me just plopping to the side. I literally starting yelling "oh no, oh no, how do I stop it without falling over?".
Let's just say, the look on hubby's face was priceless. LOL
So I'm spending the day doing laundry, I'm tackling it all, I would have used it as my "Tackle it Tuesday" post, but it wouldn't be fair, I've used it before. I really couldn't come up with another project, so I guess I'm not playing along this week. But by all means, go on over to Janice and Susan's "5 Minutes for Mom" and check out what others are tackling all over blogland.
BTW, I'm still not able to post in some of your blogs, Barb, Annie, Rena, Lady Laurie and a few others. Turns out that you have your blogs set to not accept anonymous comments, hence my poor fate....I can't post using my blogger account until Beta has sorted itself all out, and I can't post anonymously either, so I'm faced with a dilema....I read your blogs, and want to post a comment and can't, no way around it. So if I used to comment everyday on some blogs, and now I don't, it's not because I'm not reading it, it's because I'm prohibited from doing so, by the Beta Blogger Fairy.....nasty nasty fairy she is!!!
There are many great bible study themed blogs out there, and it is not our desire to replace or over shadow any of them- We firmly believe that Christ is working mightly in the blogging world, and is using all of us! Faith Lifts, however, does want to be a bit different than the rest. Every day we all face struggles, disapointment and hardships. We sometimes feel as if we are traveling this journey alone, but that is where we at Faith Lifts want to help. We want to share His love and grace with you on the days when you need it the most. We also want to be able to just sit back and giggle like old friends from time to time!Now while I wish I could be a contributor, I just don't have the time for it with the little ones, but I'm definitely going to be visiting the blog every day. I think we could all use some Faith Lifting, we all have our struggles and Heather says it best "We sometimes feel as if we are traveling this journey alone". Boy have I felt that way, numerous times.
The topic being discussed this month is faith. Go on over and read Heather's entry, reflect on your own faith, where you're at in your life, what can you do to change it, and let the stories you read give you the courage you need to get through that hard time.
I know that for me, this couldn't have come at a better time. I've added the Button on my sidebar, there to the left, if you want to help spread the word, just go HERE, pick the button you want and proudly show it off on your blog.
Last night I tried a new recipe for Round Steak Stroganoff. It was DELICIOUS and one that hubby and the kids have asked me to make again soon. It's right up there with my Smothered Steak Recipe which was a huge hit at dinner. If you want to take a look remember to check my food blog "Full Bellies, Happy Kids".
I decided that from now on, I'll end all my posts the same way. I will tell you what's cooking at home, what I'm doing that day, what I'm watching or reading, projects etc.
I guess all in an attempt to make you see exactly what my days are like. This is the first time I'm doing it, that's why I'm babbling about it, but from now on it will just be a normal feature.
I have a chicken in the slow cooker, roasting and permeating the air with a wonderful aroma. I also have carrots and potatoes ready to add to it in a few hours. There's a yummy salad to go with it, and for dessert, Fresh Fruit Salad.
ABC - General Hospital
Fox Channel - House (New Season)
Discovery Channel - Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe
Baking for Jasmine's Class tomorrow