Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I bet fashion bloggers never have a bad day.

#february or #january

Today is one of those days where I wish I was a super cool, trendy, get-all-my-super-cute-clothes-for-free, my-kids-are-always-photo-ready-and-or-at-school, blog moms because then at least I'd look good.

Because things are swirling out of control around here; there's puddles of pee on the bathroom floor, I don't want to do schoolwork anymore, I'm in a terrible mood, the floor needs to be swept, and I'm not even dressed yet.

But in an effort to turn this day around I thought I'd ramble over here a bit.

Things over here have puttering along quite February-like. February is such a month isn't it? This February has actually been much better than past Februarys because the weather has been livable, we've seen friends, and even went out for our bi-annual date night. These are really great things that have helped this month move along nicely. Sometimes it's just these things that give me enough to look forward to and to stop dwelling on the February-ness of it all.

But that being said we're now two weeks into Lent and I have no idea how I'm doing. I'm feeling like what I gave up must not have been enough because I don't feel as if I'm under a burden and dreading another month of Lent. I've actually kept up with my 40 Bags in 40 Days goal which is pretty remarkable, because I get so bored of decluttering and cleaning. The decluttering has seriously eaten into my free time though. Because I just don't have much extra time in the day for anything. Add in a bit of extra cleaning -- even 20 minutes worth -- and I feel like my free time to write or read has evaporated.

Who says I need to declutter??

I've also discovered that I have a WHOLE lot of unopened wedding gifts. Almost 10 YEARS later! I don't know what to say other that I got a lot of useless wedding gifts that I somehow thought were going to become magically useful in the future. This is what happens when you never move, isn't it??

If you're ever tempted to buy someone a spice rack for a wedding gift -- PLEASE DON'T!

Downton was great this week! I've honestly felt that not much has happened this season. I still really love the show, don't get me wrong, but the writing moves at a snails pace that honestly the first 6 episodes of this season could have been condensed into 2 had Julian been as masterful as he was in this last episode. It almost makes me madder that an episode and it's writing can be so great like this past episode, rather than one continual rate of writing quality. Am I overly picky? Yes, yes I am. Also; Mary's wedding look. If I got married again tomorrow I'd want to look like that. I'd have to be about a foot taller to pull it off, but darn that I don't love it!

Ok, that's really all my shallow thoughts for right now. I can't write about deeper things when I'm this crabby because things would get ugly around here. I promise to not give up blogging for the rest of lent.

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  1. Oh, hang in there! Those kinds of days are so hard, and I'm glad that you were able to take a little time to hop on the blog and get away (at least for a little while). I was literally just thinking about Lent stuff earlier today! I try to find a balance of challenging but not too much challenge, but I still don't feel that this Lent has been 110% hardcore as other Lents. I haven't been slacking off on what I picked out, but I just haven't felt a huge burden or anything. Maybe that's just what God wants me to do-not worry about the heaviness of Lent, but grow in peacefulness in all the slow ways.

  2. I'm mad at Julian too, but it took your pointing out that he's been holding back on us to get me there.

  3. Ha! Love the title. ;) And oh my goodness- the Downton hospital dispute dragging on for episodes and then this last episode where so much actually happened!
    I used to think November was a gray, dreary month (not anymore) but February takes the cake as the bleakest...I'm dying for some warm sun and flowers!

  4. It must be so tough your long winters {{}}
    So what are you going to do with the 10 yr unopened wedding presents?

  5. YES on the spice rack thing! Don't be discouraged Christy....I have noticed my Lent being much more simple than I thought this year. For me I am just keeping Jesus company in the garden...show yourself grace when you need it:)

  6. hahaha I just came across my boxed up spice rack in the basement when I was digging for something else wedding-related. It recently warmed up a bit here (snow is melting!!) and it's tricking me into thinking it might be spring soon. It's so hard not to get excited about it! Maybe that's what I should do for Lent?

  7. "I have no idea how I'm doing. I'm feeling like what I gave up must not have been enough because I don't feel as if I'm under a burden and dreading another month of Lent."
    YES. And since this is the first Lent in... forever... that I've actually observed it almost makes me wonder if I'm doing it "right". I'm going to keep what Patty said ^^ in mind: "keep Jesus company in the garden" -- it just sounds like the right thing to do.

  8. Finally came to my senses and got rid of the pretty-but-almost-useless spice rack (for which we registered! On purpose!) after 6 years of marriage ;)


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