Last weekend my friend Becky from Organizing Made Fun came for a visit. I just LOVE getting to see friends who are like-minded and we can have great conversations and challenge each other. When I say we are like-minded, I don’t mean we agree on everything. I mean we agree that the Bible is our guide for life and we can have fruitful conversations that will encourage us both to seek God and not the world.
There’s too much of that these days…. people seeking the world. Man, oh man, it’s like the planet has shifted on its axis and we all got shook crazy. I mean, the bashing and hating and being SO willing to criticize other people (almost always without the benefit of hearing their side of a situation) is pure cuckoo.
I can’t even watch the news. It’s just glorified gossip and slander.
But now it’s Christmas time, so there’s a teeny reprise from the ugliness. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could be this nice all year ’round? Although here in Texas it’s just too hot in the summer to be nice. The cooler temps help. A lot.
I am wrapping up my shopping this week and I will be so, so glad to have that finished. In the past I shop all year for sales and I am finished before Thanksgiving. But this year I did ZIP-NADA and now I am paying for it. Literally. The sales are OK, but when you’re forced to get it now and you’re too tired to go digging for a better deal, it’ll cost ya.
I was so tired yesterday that I fell asleep in a rocking chair in the baby section of Target. I sat down in a very cozy seat for a sec to look over my list. With this many stockings to fill, I have a hard time shopping for everyone at once, so I have to divide it into groups of 2 people and just think about those when I walk around. After I’ve found what I can for them, I go back to my list and head all around the store again with a couple of others in mind. In between rounds I check and see what I need next. It’s a complicated and lengthy, but effective system.
In Target there are some very comfy chairs for, I assume, new moms since they’re where they sell diapers and car seats. These chairs are so snuggly that I like to go sit there and check my phone. So yesterday I laid my head back for a sec and wham…. next thing I knew I snorted and jerked awake. It was probably only a few seconds, but long enough for me to have what felt like a sweet dream about Chris Hemsworth.
Speaking of Chris, his new movie coming out about a whale attacking him and him getting lost at sea, etc. Yeah, I have no desire to see that. Chris is just too pretty to be killed by a whale.
When I woke up in Target I decided to stand up before someone noticed me sleeping and stole my purse or worse…. took a video of me snoring. Can’t you see it being shared all around by the haters? I’ll just end the suspense and tell you upfront, it’s not pretty.
Tomorrow begins the task of me taking the kids out to get their Christmas shopping done. This is the dreaded portion of the season. They have better taste than their wallets allow and I am constantly tempted to offer to pay for some of their purchases, which my husband is not a fan of. I know, I know. They should stick to their budget and no one really cares what the kids buy them and it is a better lesson for them to get what they can afford than me jumping in and giving them money. But they’re so adorable with those puppy dog eyes trying to find the perfect thing for their big sister. I can’t stand it.
Our level of activity right now is much more than I like and certainly more than my sleep patterns prefer. I’m up really early most mornings with errands to run and out every night to church events, parties or get-togethers. I think I will be home 2 out of the next 9 evenings.
No wonder I am falling asleep at the store. When else am I gonna get any rest?!
Have a festive week!