Thursday, March 11, 2010

I do solemnly promise. . .

I've been working on a post here for awhile. Like maybe a week? Or two? I've lost track.

Pictures of some of the big and fun things going on here at the troops.

Although I confess to missing completely the countless photo opportunities that having sweet cousins here last week brought. Ugh. You'd think I had something to do besides take pictures. Should have given the camera to Little Man.

Anyway, I'll get it done. Maybe today. Maybe not.

But I realized this morning that I hit somewhat of a wall.

After yesterdays canceled plans with friends (so disappointed - such a bummer) due to Daughter #7's sudden fever, the fabulous housekeeper that Mom sent (and who I have decided should move in. definitely.) The waiting for the phone call from our wonderful Pediatrician regarding some concerns he found at Daughter #7's check up on Tuesday. The constant battles we are fighting with Daughter #6 regarding eating. Anything. At. All. And school. Which she has decided she doesn't care for much. And did I mention the potty training? Which goes remarkably well when I actually remember to TAKE Little Man to the potty now and then. Sigh.

Then the need to get out this morning in the lovely sunshine and go to the bank. (While listening to Little Man holler, "I don't LIKE the sunshine!" over and over) And get some groceries. Because Son #4 made up a song this morning while packing his lunch, "A sandwich and some chips. . . that's all I have for lunch. . . a sandwich and some chips. . . no granola bars. . . " It was entertaining, for sure. But it made this mom feel kinda guilty. And dinner. . . I guess we need something for dinner. . .

When all I'd rather do is hang out in my clean house. And stay in my sweats. And cuddle on the couch with the kids and eat cereal.

And maybe get on the treadmill. Because I should. And I feel better when I do.

I guess my point here is this. All of the lovely ideas (and thoughtful ones) I have for posts don't usually materialize because LIFE is happening here. Each and every day. Sometimes a lot of FUN. Sometimes a lot of HARD. But it's life. And it's ours. And we love it. Well, most of the time I do. I will admit to walking out on Monday, but I came back.

So my promise? It's not to provide you with constant entertainment, inspiration, deep spiritual challenges or snapshots of our family taken by the 2 year old. Although I'd love to do that!

My promise is to simply be real with you. Which sometimes means NOT posting because life has sucked me in and is eating my lunch. Whew.

And maybe that promise is what will get me past the wall with writing here at Mrs. Troop. And maybe even the wall that is ahead of me, today. Remembering my purpose here is to be thankful. And joyful. And to see life as an adventure, guided by the loving hand of my Lord. With a lot of Chick-fil-A lunches with Granddad thrown in.

That? I can do.

Maybe AFTER the bank and the groceries, the treadmill and lots of trips to the potty with Little Man, I'll finish up that post I've been working on.

In the meantime? Happy Thursday!


5 comments:

Lori said...

Yep. I'm with ya. Sucked in. Lunch eaten. I got 2 posts up when it snowed... primarily because we took 2 snow days, but I'm just trying to survive over here too. Thanks for being real, friend! Love ya!

jo said...

So funny. I love your stories. And you're the brave one to have the cousins. I'm glad they were sweet. When is groundhog day again, bob?I'm praying for an early spring big time.

Simple Saving Savvy said...

That's what I love about you Karen...you keep it REAL! And are so encouraging to the rest of us along the way. I will be praying for a sweet and fun Spring Break for your bunch!

Blommom said...

Thanks, Karen. I am there with you. Life marches on and sometimes it seems it is all you can do to keep up.
My mother-in-law got my a daily Scripture calendar several years ago that I just love! Today's verse is, "The Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand . . .: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul." Deut. 30:9-10
Press on in your service. The Lord will bless you!

Zimms Zoo said...

Obviously life has sucked me in too! I can't remember the last time i posted.
We missed you so much yesterday. :(

Can't wait to NOT plan something again.