What a Day

“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.

2 Replies to “What a Day”

  1. Well, hopefully Nanette is finished making her calls and has already let you know tonight that there is no school tomorrow. Enjoy your clean house and rest up with your girls tomorrow. I know, how unrealistic!! Like your house will still be clean tomorrow!

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