Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Life Is a Whirlwind and Our House Proves It

Hi! Allow me to introduce myself. I blog here....sometimes.

I am the one who is learning to homeschool 2 kiddos at once. I know, I moms of many are laughing right now. HA! Two??? That would be like a vacation to me! But it's really new territory for me. It would be easier if they were a bit closer together in age.

I am the one who is actually trying really hard to write lesson plans every week. And keep the homeschool table cleaned off. I will not be sharing a picture of how it looks right now, thank you very much.

I am the one who has been driving to my sister's house this weekend to check on the dogs while she's out of town. She checks on our rabbits while we are gone so, I can't complain.

I am the one who has been sewing and painting furiously trying to get inventory ready for a booth at our local craft mall. We need some more scratch and this would be really nice if it worked out as we can be at home while we work on stuff. I like it when we are all home together.

I am the one who planned and hosted a birthday party last weekend for Sweetheart. She's 10. TEN!!!!

I am the one who has not been to the grocery store in well over a week except for little trips to pick up a day or two worth of stuff. We REALLY need a grocery trip and yet, we've eaten somehow.

I am the one who is taking a day off tomorrow (with husband's blessing--Thank you!!!) to get things in order around here because.....

I am the one who didn't finish the lesson plans.

I am the one who hasn't put sheets on the kids' beds in 3 days.

I am the one who, as mentioned previously, needs to go grocery shopping.

I am the one who must pay bills tomorrow.

I am the one who...who...who..... going to bed now.

Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?"
Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
You have filled my heart with greater joy

than when their grain and new wine abound.
I will lie down and sleep in peace,

for you alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:6-8

Why don't you tell us who you are today??? Leave it in the comments or leave a comment linking to your post.


  1. LOL get them to put their own sheets on their beds!

  2. my whirlwind is beginning as i start by NOT sending my son to JK this year. trying to figure out how this will all work with two younger children around.
    i find your site full of neat ideas. i look forward to reading about how things fare for your family.

  3. Let's see...I'm the one who closes her eyes every time she uses the oven so she doesn't see how dirty it is. But I don't really think about that, because I'm also the one who has to finish her PhD before baby #2 arrives in March/April. Eek!!

  4. I am the one who seems to be in the same boat you are in : )
    My past two weeks have been a challenge!

  5. I am the one who was willing to give up my home to save my m.i.l's home.
    I am the one whom has given up many material things I thought I needed (big house, yard, plethoria (sp?) of learning toys, huge variety of school books, and our wonderful school space.
    I am the one who realizes family is not about who we are or what we have, but our willingness to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
    I am the one who humbly lays all her burdens upon the cross....once again.
    I love your posts, keep sharing! I love that you keep it real, with a touch of humor, and a lot of love!
    ~Sheri ,,

  6. Today...I am the one who is up before the sun touching up the house, and preparing breakfast for the fam...

    I am the one who worries about a woman in our church who just found out her man has been with two other women behind her back...

    I am the one who is ready to get the day started so I can print out the rest of the year's worksheets and be DONE with this organizing already!

    And I am the one who feels your pain because I've been there...and know the only way to avoid it happening regularly is to (gulp) get more organized...which you have been making great strides towards!!

    Enjoy your day off and sigh with HUGE relief once you get things in order. You'll feel good!

  7. I am the one who is extending grace to myself these days of transition... and in the meantime understanding just a teeny-tiny bit more of His Grace for me.

    I pray your day of organization was full of grace and productivity, Brenda!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)