14 Feb

I always struggle with writing personal thoughts on a design inspired blog.  But sometimes life takes over.  I think we all know that there are real people behind the words and pictures you see every day.

And our lives are not as pretty as the pictures we post.  And I would never want to paint the picture that my life is perfect…because it’s not.  But I like it that way…

Life since January 1 has been crazy.  I think my husband and son have visited more doctors in the past 8 weeks than the entire year before.  We have filled more prescriptions than I would like to admit.

And I will state for the record…I have been puked on more this year than my entire life.

That part I do not like.

Am I complaining?  No.

Do I like my precious boys being sick?  No.

Am I ready for everyone to feel better?  Yes.

Am I staying up all night tonight to wash every. single. piece of dirty clothes in this house?  Yes.

My home is in complete shambles.  (I am refraining from showing you pictures)

I cannot get caught up to save my life.  I am lucky to get somewhat healthy dinners on the table at night, kids dressed and feed for school, attempt to get work done, and sleep at night.

But don’t we all struggle with finding balance?

And who decided Valentine’s Day would be on February 14th this year?  No one asked me…so the day before school parties, I am out trying to find candy and cards along with all the other moms who are trying to be the best they can be.

I could not make myself buy a SpongeBob valentine card so I came home…designed Valentine’s cards for both of my children and sent them to CVS to printed.

I bought valentine break-n-bake sugar cookies…and lollipops.  Found my stash of clear treat bags and red ribbon and while my husband and children played outside, I baked cookies, assembled goody bags, and started on my 100 pounds of laundry.

My children’s teachers are not getting a fancy box o’ chocolate or flowers this year.  Sorry, but I don’t have it in me.  I bought a huge bag of Ghirardelli chocolates…split them up between all the teachers…and tied with a pretty bow.

I think I got more done in 1 hour than I have all year.  And it’s only February.

All day today I kept hearing a song from church this morning….this is the day, this is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made…I will rejoice, I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day the Lord has made.  And I will rejoice and be glad in it.

I have a precious family that I have been given to take care of daily.  No words could ever describe how thankful I am or the amount of love I have for them.

My laundry will be finished tonight.  Valentine’s bags are packed and ready to go.  I have a yummy recipe for you on Wednesday and before/after design post too.

Things are looking up…and getting back on track.  I am thankful.

Thanks for listening to my ramble…I know you can relate.

Do you need to ramble?  Feel free to ramble away in our comments…you’ll feel better!!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24

Happy Heart Day, friends!

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2 Responses to “Life.”

  1. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons February 14, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    awww I hope everyone is better super soon!!!!

  2. Angie February 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I’m glad things are looking up! I hope all you guys get well soon! :) – Angie

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