What do you get when you cross a whirlwind trip to Ft Worth with a woman who has been detoxing from Disney and sugar? I think you can imagine. It’s not pretty.
I’d say that sums me up for the past weekend. I’ve been tired and feeling low and pretty much taking naps between my naps for 2 days.
Last Thursday I popped out of bed early and my son and I drove for 6 hours, picking up a friend along the way. The 3 of us had a nice visit while we drove and we were giddy about the Young Living meeting we were going to attend (OK, just my friend and I, my son doesn’t get giddy). It was actually really fun and inspiring and on the way home Friday we talked about all we learned almost the entire way.
I thoroughly enjoyed the time with my adult son. He and I rarely have one-on-one time together, but now that he’s doing Young Living with me, we spend more time together and it feels like a Mom-Bonus!
But no rest for the weary because we were having people over for dinner on Friday night. Yes, that’s right, as soon as we walked in the door from the trip it was time to get ready for company. Craziness. A missionary from India was in town and this was the only night he could come over and we really wanted to hear his stories of miracles and God’s goodness to the beautiful people of India. So we invited some friends and we threw together some tacos and picked up some store-bought cookies (none for me ‘cuz I’m sugar free) and really was a fabulous night! My kids were especially blessed to hear about another part of the world.
After our friends left, believe it or not, one of my girls needed me to run an errand with her. It only took about an hour, but that still put me getting home at 11:30 and by the time I rolled into bed I was so tired I wondered if I would be able to get up and exercise the next morning. I actually wondered if I would be able to get up at all.
I did sleep an extra 30 minutes on Saturday, but then I made myself get up and go for my morning walk. It does me so much good and since I had missed it for the past 2 days I was glad to back on my little road.
The kids had breakfast ready when I got home and we were all there together for food and sharing, which is one of my favorite times all week. We sit at the table for most of the morning and talk over everything from the schedule for the week to why cows can’t walk over cattle guards. It’s like a roller coaster conversation….up with rolling laughter then down into deep, theological discussions. More flips and turns and it’s really a get-to-know-you time.
After that we kind of all go our own direction for the day. Me, I took a nap. Then I did a LOT of writing and ended the day with another nap before bed. I think all of my travels were really getting to me because on Sunday morning I felt like I had been hit by a truck and I told James, “I don’t think I can go to church this morning. I feel totally worn out.”
He took the kids to church and for the first time since 1989 I was completely alone in my own home. I had no idea what to do with myself. Sure, I could sleep more. But the urge to clean my bedroom hit me so I started picking up clutter and putting it where it belongs. I hung a few pictures and organized some drawers and hung some vintage style posters (that I bought in March and have been in the corner of my bedroom ever since) in the hallway.
Then I cleaned out my purse and filled a trash bag with junk and by the time the fam was home from church I felt a lot better. I may have to make this a semi-annual event. Or a semi-weekly one.
I spent the rest of Sunday just letting my soul relax. It’s been a long, hard few months and I think my mind and spirit are telling me I need to chill out for a bit. So I plan to just lie low for the next few days and let myself unwind.
I’ll be doing pretty much nothing this week but hanging with my kids and maybe even see a movie. I’m ready for swim weather when I can jump in after my walk and float until the kids come looking for me.
Hey….speaking of Young Living (yes, we were speaking of Young Living in the beginning…the trip to Ft Worth, remember?!), I am sending some special things to all of my new May members! I get so many questions about how I dilute my oils to make them last longer. So this month I am giving you a hand with 10 ready-to-use roller bottles, a little sprayer and my favorite reference book!
Go HERE to join with the Premium Starter Kit and I’ll send you that stuff as a gift from me!
Have a great week!!!!