Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Oh my. It's Thursday already.

I tell you what, I sure feel like a headless chicken these last few weeks. And yet...oddly put together.

Life has changed dramatically. The Jonzter started school. And since we homeschool-days are full of lessons and nights are full of preparation. He's also part of a study for early education software for a locally-based company- two days a week, two hour commitment each time. We started a co-op this month. One morning a week, plus prep for my teaching responsibilities. I'm about to start coaching Jonzy's very first soccer team- two games a week and I haven't decided about practice yet (thankfully, it's a short season). Bret and I have drastically changed our eating habits. I'm trying to exercise every day, but really only succeeding about 3-4 times a week.

Then there's the ever present three small children I love to care for, husband I'd like to spend more time with and maybe occasionally get to go on dates with, meals to prepare, house to maintain, family and personal scripture study to accomplish, church callings to fulfill, errands to run, blog posts I'd like to read (like the awesome Family Celebration posts here and here) and write, things I'd like to ponder on longer than five minutes, books I'd like to read, etc.

I really do want there to be extra hours in the day!

Lately, I've started to stress more when I realize that my life is only going to get busier. So I try not to think about that.

But I am super thankful, that things are all working out so far. The only times I feel overbooked is when I'm trying to fall asleep;) The days are running along and feel very full. I feel like I should be majorly stressed about everything there is to do. But I'm not. So grateful for the peace I feel that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing with my life. I'm certainly not accomplishing everything I want to...and even some things I need to (...when WAS the last time I mopped???).

I am thankful for my life. The whole busy, crazy, nigh-unto-headless-chicken life. Without this life I wouldn't have my amazing family. And I'm not willing to trade them for anything!

What are you thankful for???


Jocelyn Christensen said...

"When WAS the last time I mopped?" Love it! You sound like me!

I am thankful for changing seasons...even if it means that today I have TWO kids in preschool, instead of just one.

Change is a good and natural part of is the process we go through to become like day at a time.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I am thankful for busy days because is I have a family who fills those days with busyness!

(sorry if you get a duplicate comment, blogger is acting up!)