April 27, 2013

{Day 27} Interrupted by Busy

Here I sit down to write, and I can't think of any specific grace interruption to share.  Today flew by like this:

  • 5am wake-up call from Katherine - for me, not her.  She fell asleep after a short snuggle.  I was awake for the day.
  • A quick visit to read and write at Starbucks where my friend works at such a crazy hour on Saturday mornings.
  • Home by 7am to be with the family and do Saturday morning family things like breakfast, chores, play, etc.
  • 10:30 trip to pick up bridesmaid dresses with friends and see the Bride at her fitting.  (We got there late, so she just saw us in our dresses.  They're cute as can be.)
  • Got home at 1:30 to shove lunch in my face (I was so hungry, because I forgot to eat a snack.  Silly.) and relieve Colin to do a little work.
  • At 2:30 we set up a little lemonade stand for an hour down on the corner, something really important to Elizabeth today.  It was a perfect day for it.

  • We left at 3:45 to get to our nephew's birthday party that was at least 40 minutes away and started at 4.  Oops.  (Today's theme-word: late.)
  • We partied and had a great time out in the great outdoors with family, friends, and yummy food.  But as we were leaving my eyes started to itch and puff.  I'm looking pretty awesome; Colin had to do the driving home.
  • Naturally we arrived home at (or after) everyone's bedtimes, and Katherine still needed to eat something substantial, since she didn't really at the party.  Thankfully the older two got ready for bed and helped with other things as needed, so the total chaotic pandemonium I was expecting did not come to pass.  Yay!
  • A little after 8pm we read a chapter of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and called it a night.  Those kids fell asleep real quick!

And now, to breathe!  Ahhhhhhh.

I suppose one thing I could say is that God has interrupted me by grace in the midst of a very busy month by saving me and our family from caving in, especially through how gracious Colin has been toward me being away doing things so frequently, (particularly on the weekends).  Such a blessing.

That said, I am relieved to look at May and see more white space in the calendar!

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  1. Are you eyes better tonight? Must have been allergic to all that baseball
    diamond dust. Henry complained about his eyes last night at the musical.
    It was a crazy day, but really fun.... I'm still up wrapping presents and getting mailings done... little things i've been trying to get done. I would love to sign up for the give away but really wouldn't want you to mail it to Africa! Have a great day tomorrow... in church.. Maybe we'll see each other...?? Thanks for a great time at your house on Thurs/ Friday! That was so much fun.... I'm glad you had a busy/ quiet day today! Hope you are feeling better!

    1. I would love to know more about how things are going with your parents living in Africa. We have often toyed with the idea of relocating to another country to broaden our worldview, de-culturize our Christianity, serve brothers and sisters in Christ in very different circumstances,reverse the racial minorities in our family, expose our kids to what God is doing around the world, etc. So, I would love to know the honest truth about how it is going for them. Thank you for doing this blog!