Well, I’m between trips and that is my worst place to be. Resting and unpacking from last weekend blurs right into prepping and re-packing for next weekend. When I get home next week my flat iron may breathe relief at being put into its proper place in the drawer for the first time in a month. I’m sure the lesser used curling iron has missed it.
Last weekend I was in Dallas to meet with the team that is working to bring the Homeschool Moms Winter Summit to Texas. It’s really exciting and a blessing to me to be a part of. But I always think these things are going to be easier than they actually are, causing James to look at me with that, “Lucy, what have you done now?!” expression. I do get myself into messes, but he has to admit…life with me is an adventure.
Once I got home I crashed for about 2.75 hours before I had to get back on the horse (because that’s what we do in Texas) and ride into life. Kids, house, husband, shop orders, grocery shopping, receipt management….all waiting for me to attend to. I’m not sure why, but none of it can be handled without me. I’m glad to be needed.
Most of the place has stayed pretty tidy, but yesterday the extreme messiness of my bedroom got to me. I couldn’t take it anymore. So I told Adam, “Hey, we’ve been wanting to spend some time together, let’s do it by cleaning up my room!” He wasn’t thrilled. But I put on some fun music and we talked about things he likes while sorting though the piles of papers, receipts and graduation invitations that I have been ignoring for the past 2 months. In no time we got it all cleaned up and I was feeling so good about myself until I walked into my bathroom where….we had been dumping everything from the bedroom. GULP!
So today I am going to spend some special together time with Elijah. No need to let Adam have all the fun.
Only one more trip to go this weekend. Sadly, the Teach Them Diligently conference has been cancelled, but I had already made other plans for while I was there, so we’re still heading to Houston. We will visit my parents and do some work for them, then run a few city errands that I can’t do in my small town. Things like getting kids’ shoes and picking up craft supplies.
One thing that has been a challenge with all of this traveling is my new diet plan. Since it’s so restrictive, it’s really hard to find quick things to eat. I can do a fast food salad if I have to, but there’s only so much lettuce with grilled chicken that a girl can eat. It’s been pretty easy-ish to staick with it when I am home, so that’s the positive part. I managed to make it through a birthday a few days ago without eating any cake and last weekend in Dallas there were bowls of chips and chocolate candy sitting out and I didn’t eat one.single.bite of it. I have to admit, it was hard.
Yes, you may applaud. And I may also accept tonight’s fireworks as the world’s further rejoicing over my m&ms victory.
Not to take anything away from the soldiers who actually did something really hard. Now that I think about it, my little not-eating-potato-chips seems small in comparison.
Maybe just one little sparkler will do it.
Have a great weekend!