“Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up!” Sorry to not have the reference to this scripture…it is downstairs in my room and I am up here, and after I tell you about my day, you will understand why that feels like such a long journey.
I have put in an honest day’s work today, like every one of you good mommas (and definitely daddies, too) out there. I feel like I put in several days in one today…
So let me tell you about my honest day’s work. Since I haven’t gotten to facebook lately, I will write it out in facebook status mode:
6 a.m. Thank you, Nannette, for waking me up to let me know Selah will be home today to drive me crazy, er, I mean, to play with.
6:30 a.m. Still awake. Thank you again, Nannette.
7 a.m. Sort of asleep again!
7:55 a.m. Thank you, Mother, for waking me up to let me know you’re not coming today to help keep me sane, er, I mean, help with the kids.
8:45 a.m. Still awake. Thank you again, Mother!
10 a.m. Worked out while the kids watch Sesame Street. Got new 10 lb handweights. Roar!
10:30 a.m. Stopped in the middle to clean Yemi’s potty and get jelly beans (for her). Yay Yemi!
10:55 a.m. Stopped again to clean Yemi’s potty and get jelly beans for her and Selah this time.
12 Made up a new game with Yemi…When she throws her veggie on the floor, she has to eat an extra one. Who wins this game? ME!
1:00 One minute, I’m cleaning the bathroom because company is coming over, and the next, I’m scooping poop out of the bathtub because Yemi…yeah. She did. Oh my gosh. So gross.
1:10 Put Yemi back in the tub and she looks up at me and says so sweetly, “Thank You, Momma.” She didn’t think she’d get to go back in.
1:30 Stepped both bare feet into Yemi’s puddle in her bedroom. Wonderful.
1:40 Played Uno with Selah.
2:00-4 Talked with the Lord and tried to close my eyes for a while. Sent Selah back upstairs twice.
5 Got the house completely beautiful for company.
5:35 Found out company was not coming because of the snow. Of course.
7 There was one single moment of silence. Just one. It was a healing time for me.