Cleaned the big bathroom today. Best my mood has been in a week or two. If that isn't a crying shame, I don't know what is.
The children are happy and jovial. Except the one. At a time.
The days leading up to Christmas are soooooo long.
So, back to the bathroom...
I browned up 5 pounds of hamburger meat. I got four pounds of meat for the freezer and waaaaay more than a pound of ugly fat. At any rate, it went into the freezer. Ready to go for next time I need to start with a pund of browned ground round.
No, that wasn't the bathroom. What I meant to say was that chores seem to make me happy.
I mopped. The. Floor.
I cleaned the light fixture.
Scrubbed behind the commode.
Made "spaghetti". Not in the bathroom.
Took the children to Target to shop for friends. Saw some people who go to my church. They looked the same as they did on Sunday.
If we could have Christmas without the break. A little cooped up. They aren't as cute without breaks. I learn more about their world view. How they come across to friends.
Teens are such a blessing. Let no one tell you otherwise.
We were praying for a friend today in the car. It was keeping me from flipping people off in traffic. I hope that is not offensive; either way, it's the fact.
I realized that we all have stuff. Some of us have basic hard times. Others carry dark secrets. Life is no joke.
I stopped what I was discussing with the Lord long enough to ask Him that with all my faults and failures, the things I do right or well. Could he please give me but this one thing. That we have a house where you can own your medals of honor and don't have to fear to ask for help for your wounds or be ashamed of your failures.
What I failed to emphasize in that dreary post yesterday, is that a friend prayed for me Friday and I suddenly realized I was whining about a party. My kids are healthy, my husband is employed. I needed to pull up my big girl panties and shut up and party. There are people who have a much harder thing going on than us.
I don't know.
The bathroom is clean.
Life is full of delight.