From Birdie Nest

Friday, September 16, 2011

Try Something New!

Hi Y'all,
Do you ever find yourselves in a rut?  I think I am in a big one, maybe even a raveen!  What I mean by this is I know there are certain things that must get done, need to be done and yet I still don't do them, or put them off as long as possible until it is an emergency.  Well almost.  Like the stinkin' dishes.  I hate doing our dishes.  Gimmie a minute to complain, if you don't mind.  We are, yes blessed, to have a working dish washer, but it is old and yucky.  Doesn't dry the dishes like it was originally intened to do, so I have to pretty much towel dry most of the items before I put them away.  {Don't you feel sorry for me?}  If I were less OCD I would just slap the dishes in the cabinet and be done.  But NO!  I am compulsive, so it has to be done just so.  So, basically I am my own problem here.

Also, while I'm dear sweet birdie is always MESSIN' with my stuff.  It is a constant battle, (I'm sure 99.9% of you can relate).  I had a super tantrum last night over her leaving a highlighter - open - on the guest room bed.  Of course by the time I noticed it, it had bled through the comforter.  To her saving grace, it was a pink highlighter, which blends into the print on the comforter.  I tried to use the tide stick on it, which just made the area spread.  Grrr and many more unpleasantries!!!  I know it is just a thing, but I am constantly telling her to leave my things alone.  I had the highlighter out from using it on my Bible study, so she proceeds to pick it up and {mess} with it, leaving it open. 

Well, I keep thinking to myself, one day this will no longer happen...or will it?  You see, she will most likely always be with us or be very close by.  Hubs and I are recognizing this more and more as she gets older.  I always figured she would get easier to handle/deal with as she grew up.  You know, no more feeding, changing, carrying her, etc.  Yes, those things are easier, but, I still have to do many things for her, or at least be there to lend a hand, or things just don't/won't happen.  Like bathing.  Sounds simple enough, right?  Well, not so.  I need to do it because hubs is uncomfortable now and rightly so.  Plus, she is showing modestly - sort of.  And bath/shower is a chore.  She hates to do it but eventually gets in, and it is honestly easier for me to just do it.  She will say, on occasion, "I'll do it myself".  So, she shows some effort, but I need to still be there so I make sure the shampoo gets out all the way or to remind her to scrub this spot or that spot.  It justs seems to take forever, and now that she is gettting older and is in P.E. everyday, she needs one everyday.  Also, her hair is so thin and it looks greasy/stringy if is doesn't get washed.  Needless to say, there have to be lots of verbal reminders and even showing her these things that need to be done.

This is just a whiny day for me, so please forgive me.  But on occasion, I need to let it out.  I have been very bad about not exercising.  That would be a much better way to let out my frustrations, and I wouldn't be so sluggish and squishy.  I pray for energy and the drive to move, get active.    I have said it before, and I'll say it again.  I am in a funk!  I need to snap out of it and "Move to Lose".  That is a phrase Chris Freytag uses in her DVDs/books to motivate.  I need her to come to my house and do it with me, ya know, make me get off the couch/computer and workout.  Get it over with and I know I would feel so much better throughout my day.

Well, enough complaining for one day.  I need to go empty the darn dishwasher and man-up to my chores.  Once this house is put back together, (the bathroom being re-done, remember), I'll give this house a super-duper cleaning.  I need a magic wand to wave, and's sparkly and done!  Now I'm just to do my chores.

Oh, about the title, trying something new.  If you have any suggestions for me as to how to get past this slump/funk I'm in, please share.  I need to workout regularly and keep up on the chores better.  So send me some tips to cheer up and shape up!!

Pardon the down-ness of my post, just reality...What I really need to do is:  take it to the Lord in prayer.

"Is anything too hard for the Lord?"  Genesis 18:14

Until next time,
Serving Him,