I’m often reminded that God gives us exactly what we need for the moment. Daily Bread.
In the craziness, I’ll find patience and motivation. I am always learning to trust Him.
Will you join me as I
live blog walk through this ordinary day?
I’m watching my boys giggle their way through a bowl of cereal. We snuggled in bed this morning, and now they are full of energy.
Our to do list is full. Lots of cleaning… Laundry and dishes, to be exact. I really don’t like doing laundry…
Bubba is begging and whining for help on a puzzle. But I can’t hear him because my ears don’t hear whining…
Diapers are first on my list. Only 2 clean ones.
This new to us bookshelf showed up last night after the boys were in bed. I was excited about it. The other side has a few shelves and a dry erase board.
Bubba has already had two meltdowns about this change in our house. He tells me doesn’t want it, but has been organizing books on it for most of the morning. I’m hoping the promise of new special markers will ease his mind.
This is our cloth diaper wash routine:
Hot cycle, no soap.
Warm cycle, with 1/4 scoop of Tide.
Cold cycle, no soap.
(Depending on how dirty they are, or what my mood is, I sometimes add in more rinses. Today was just a basic wash day.)
Snack time turned into lunch time, because these boys can put away some food, which turned into naptime, because that’s what comes after lunch, which will be a nice noon-time break for me in this day.
The boys love Handy Manny. Thanks to Manny, I had 30 minutes to unload and reload the dishwasher and hand wash some dishes.
Now I’m gonna sit down and enjoy the last half of my last Coca-Cola and download Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred from iTunes… because y’all… I have some weight to lose. I’ve known this for a while, but um, I really looked at myself in the mirror yesterday. And I’m in denial no longer…
No more buying a 12 packs of cokes. It’s time to keep track of every glass of water I drink throughout the day. I’m also going to start working out, in any way I can get it. Even if it means, stealing 20 minutes after bedtime to run the stairs in our stairwell…. Not.Kidding.
For those just starting your day… Good Morning!
I’m off to take advantage of naptime, and figure out what’s for dinner…
I completed day 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Not fun.
The boys ate french toast for dinner. I had a salad. Water is boring.
The bathroom floor is soaked in soapy water.
My little ones are lounging in their pjs after a bath.
It’s almot bedtime. And it’s this time of night that reminds me how lonely I am when David is away. It is so hard to snuggle and love and cuddle both boys to bed when there is just one parent in the house. It’s an in and out of both rooms dance.
A dance I love, but also one that almost always brings me to tears of exhaustion, for the pride I have in our soldier and everything he does for us, from digging deep to be better at this mom than I was yesterday.
Tears are good. Missing him is good. Loving them feels good.
This is my daily bread. It’s just enough to get me through the day.
God knows what I need.
He gives me what I need.
I’m learning to trust him and to know that He will provide.
Do you ask for more than His daily bread? I do sometimes.
But I’m learning…
Thanks for hanging with me today.
I’m off to dance….