Saturday, March 1

life

... is crazy, as usual. Sorry, no Friday Confession this week. I've embarrassed myself enough by letting you peer into my disturbed unconventional mind, with the educational pastime, the crush, the fav health food, and one of the many lovely things I did to my younger brother. Really, do you want to know more?

I can barely use my hands and arms this morning. I've spent the last two days covered in more dirt than I knew could possible be caked to my pasty-white hands, feet, and arms (although if I keep spending this much time outside, that's all going to change, and I'll actually have a tan!). I've been running the tiller again, and planting things, and weeding things, and transplanting things, and chasing my chickens (the nine of them have a combined IQ of about 14, but they are masters at tunneling, and I spend a ridiculous amount of time shoring up the chicken yard), and chasing the baby (he loves to be outside more than anything else in the whole world, apparently), and digging, and clearing the bleeping yaupon, and moving the compost pile, and getting attacked by the bleeping fire ants that moved into my compost pile, and it's finally been warm and dry enough to use my much-loved clothesline (I'm not being sarcastic, I really do love my clothesline!), so I've been doing a lot of that, and trying very unsuccessfully to keep my house resembling a clean person's house, and feeding my hungry family, and I bought and moved (three times!) 600 pounds of filler top soil (I am such a rock star!), and listening to Dr Clough's lectures so I'm not just working with my hands, I'm working out my brain, too, and I'm so tired this morning that I can't even break my thoughts into sentences!!!!!

And then in a few minutes, I'm going to wake John up, so he can get ready for work. We'll all pile in the car, drive up to the Round Rock Chili's to pick something up, and then drop him off at his Chili's. Did I mention that Round Rock is just over an hour's drive, one way? No? Well, it is. Ahh, the joys of being a one-car family.

Then we've got a birthday party this afternoon for a friend of Evie's, which I'm totally looking forward to, for two reasons. 1) I'll get to see a friend from the retreat I went to last month, and 2) Becky is making margaritas. :)

We'll get home from that, have supper, get ready for church, and then pick John up around 9:30 or 10. Woohoo!!

Actually, I'm in an amazing mood. I've accomplished so much this week, it's not even funny. I had my book club Wednesday evening (Hi, Mon!!), I've been having my quiet times, school has been getting done, and (except for last night) I've been getting almost enough sleep!

Sometimes I wake up, and I'm so happy that I almost don't believe it. I mean, is it possible to be this happy? How much God has blessed me ...

2 comments:

jesnicole said...

WOW!! YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!!! :) GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE FEELING SO HAPPY. IT'S NOT BAD AT ALL TO FEEL THAT WAY, ENJOY WHAT GOD'S GIVEN YOU!

Jessica said...

What an encouragement to read your post! Isn't it wonderful when you feel so productive and at one with your Maker and environment?!

I'll just live vicariously through you.

Thanks for the virtual hugs!