Friday, December 26, 2008

Self- Discipline

I lack self-discipline. That is all there is to it. You can see it in our fianaces, my health and weight, and many other areas of life. So if I need just two quick words to sum up my goals for the coming year it would have to be... self-discipline. I am sitting here, watching DH clean the carpets and I am thinking about the long day we have had together and there is still a whole week. Today a situation occured and while it was not my husband's fault or mine, I retaliated. I am stubborn and I was hurt and the situation has torn me down to nothing. I am upset at myself for letting this person get to me like this. So as I look forward to the New Year I am going to work on self-discipline. So here is a quick list of my "goals" for the coming New Year.

1) Read a chapter of the Bible every morning before rising.
2) Take EVERYTHING to the Lord. So often I just came to him when I need something or I am in despair. I need to pray about everything.
3) Be slow to anger.

1) I am really enjoying my new Child Care business so I am wanting to get that going more.
2) Be more patient.
3) Be outside more.
4) Use blogging as an outlet more.

1) Stick to the budget.
2) No more eating out "just because".
3) Take better care of what we have.
4) Be content
5) Send $1000 extra towards debt/ month. This may be hard but we will scrimp and save and cut the budget if we have to.

1) Go on a little or big date once a week.

1) Exercise daily somehow.
2) More water
3) Stick to weight watchers.

1) Read with them more.
2) Get back to using cloth diapers at home.
3) More outdoors and play instead of TV
4) Make the kids eat at the table.

So there it is. I would appreciate your prayers ahead of time. I am not very good with N.Y's goals but I want to make a goal of it. It also gets back to the two words I began with.. Self-control.

Proverbs 25:28: "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sincerely Fro Me to You -- Jet Ski Incident

We met our good friends down at the Lake. I had just had Lincoln a few weeks prior and my good friend "S" with 9 months pregnant. The Lake was windy and bumpy but "S" decided she wanted to go jet skiing to try to go into labor. They have one of those concrete things and not an actual dock. So this is my friend "S" and I trying to get on the jet ski. *Disclaimer* This isn't pretty people!

We were trying to get on the jet ski without our husbands knowing.

Here comes "S" husband and he holds it so I can get on.

Okay! We're both on!!

Now we're both off.. We were laughing so hard we had to swim away from each other.. :)
"S" husband was not a real happy guy.
So probably not the smartest thing we could have done. We eventually, after a lot of hard work, made it on. "S" didn't go into labor, but I think there was a better chance of us laughing her into labor than her jet skiing.. :)
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Prayer

Today I am praying for patience. I am soo tired. The kids have aggrivated me from minute one of today. I love my kids so much but some days are just bad. We have all been stuck in the house and are going stir crazy due to sickness. Last night I got my first "good" nights sleep in a week (due to some heavy medication). This morning I awake to our 3 yo kicking me in the back, "trying" to get his feet warm. So innocent- yet so annoying...

Now I reflect on what my best friend is going through. Her little 3 pound- 1 mo baby son is fighting for his life. Every breath is a struggle for him and every minute is devastating for her. I cannot fathom what she is going through. As I reflect on this, I begin to think about our loss...

Five sweet little babies gone to Heaven now... Oh sweet Lord how I yearn for them... How my life seems incomplete... I search and seek for contentment but the pain is agonizing some days... The prayer is continual - Lord please touch and heal my broken body.... And as I reflect on this I begin to think of the questions my dear sweet son will have soon. They have already began...

"Mama- why am I different?"

Lord help me find the answers to give me sweet sweet little boy and Lord give me the patience to love my children even during the hard days such as today.... Amen.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

We are still sick around here but here is the menu plan for this week- if all goes well.

Monday- Chicken Pot Pie with applesauce

Tuesday- Vegetable soup and grilled cheese

Wednesday- Church Fellowship Meal

Thursday- Quick take-out bite due to running to Ikea with my in-laws

Friday- Yankee Pot Roast with fruit

Saturday- Chicken and Dumplings

Sunday- Breakfast for lunch- scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, and hashbrowns

For more menus, head on over to Organizing Junkie, who hosts Menu Plan Monday.