So Christmas is finally over.....
"Are you sure?
Are you really sure?
Remember you were sure before...."
"Nancy, I'm not a doctor, but it's got no pulse, it's not breathing and it's cold as a popsicle. Believe me, honey, whatever he is, he's definitely dead!"
-Harry and the Hendersons-
Here was my Christmas in an undetailed nutshell.
21st: daughters birthday party
22nd: xmas at mother in laws
23rd: daughter leaves for her dads
24th: evening with my parents
25th: stopped by sis's, parents, then xmas at father in laws
26th: daughter came home, then xmas at my aunts
27th: family xmas with me hubby and kids
28th: boxing week shopping
29th: boxing week shopping
30th: xmas with my sis and parents
31st: new years at Waskesui with father and law and all the same inlaws I'd seen previously on the 22nd and the 25th. I love them, but.....
1st: officially burnt out, familied out, inlawed out, xmased out, better watch out or I'll act out!
The week that followed was spent getting our messy, disorganized and chaotic home back in order, with a severe migraine thrown in there somewhere, and some failed attempts to get back on track with eating and excersize. All in all, I was so ready to send my daughter off to school, and my hubby off to work on Monday. I love having them around, but I've realized more than ever that I need order structure and routine to survive, let alone thrive.
Through all the distraction, I'm now left pondering what God wanted to show and teach me in the whole thing, because even though I may not have been listening, God was still speaking.
We have our life group tonight, and I am so encourged and excited to see what God wants to do and say. As my hubby and I have been seeking the Lord this week, we feel He's answered our prayer, and has given us the refocus, refilling and faith boost we needed after a crazy busy couple of weeks.
Last night my hubby and I sat at the coffee table playing classic Concentration
made for MS DOS, which I forgot there was such a thing.
del c:\stupid dos\why won't you work.tmp
It was super fun. I kicked butt. Then we played Wheel of Fortune, and the stupid computer named Louise was totally cheating. Stealing money, secretly getting all the answers from Pat....typical computer.
For those of you that made this far, in this dumb post, you win a prize!
One full year of:
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No, I'm not bored. I'm just, productively-challenged.