Monday, January 24, 2011

I've been a grump lately. 

Stressed out.

Stretched thin.

Impatient with my kids.

Behind on my housework.

Getting up early and going to bed late... burning the candle on both ends, ya know? 

It ain't pretty. 

As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure my face has sagged another centimeter or so this week just from being grumpy. Is that possible? 

And in the midst of this I've been worried about blogging. Something I do for fun. 


My dear sweet friend Heidi posted something on her blog last week that's been playing like a broken record in my mind ever since. 

"Do not give away to others
what you have not first given away at home."

~from A Wise Woman Builds Her Home 

Oy vey, I am guilty of that. 

I do it all. the. time. 

Give away my patience, my creativity, my sense of humor, my attention, and then grump at my family when they need something from me because there isn't anything left. 

So I'm giving myself the week off from blogging. 

I am going to smooch my baby whose really not a baby any more. 

I am going to play polar bears with Rowan.

I am going to do some crafts with Greyson and read him the spider books we got at the library.

I am going to play a board game with Haydn.

I am going to work on the website for my husband's business, which he has been so patiently waiting for while I make headers and blog buttons for other people. 

And I'm going to dust off my Bible, because it's been pretty neglected for a while. 

I was thinking today about the fact that I put God in a box. I define the parameters of what I believe He can do, and how He will act, and then I expect Him to behave accordingly. But God is not a genie in a bottle, and I don't get to rub the lamp and request His presence just when I need something. He is so much bigger than the box, or the bottle, or whatever device I've been trying to contain Him in. 

I'm ready to get small, so He can get big. 

I hope you guys have an awesome week. I'll be back soon, refreshed and hopefully less saggy in the face. 

Peace, out. 


  1. Can this be my early Fess Up Friday? I'm the guilty one who took her time with the headers and blog buttons! For those that want to see the really cool designs she made for me just sneek a peak over. LOL!!! She's amazing!

  2. Don't feel too bad Kira. You aren't the only that lets things get too them to only get in a bad mood. And usually I'm grumping at the people who never put me in that mood to begin with. I have to stop and remember what is truly important and that I'm a better than the person that put me in that mood to begin with. Chin up and give lots of hugs to the little ones and hubby.

  3. I gave you a blogging award - in celebration of your week of not blogging. LOL!

  4. Big kudos for making a change when you realize something is off! It is a good reminder to cherish what is important. We'll be here when you get back!

  5. I think you found the perfect antidote to your current condition. :)

    I hope you're having a blessed week, friend!


  6. Take some time to rest to recover from stress.


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