(along with a smattering of this and that)
The back-to-school ads are starting back up already. Like seeing Christmas displays on the heels on Halloween discounts, I’m feeling pushed in a direction I’m not ready to go.
Please just let me go to the park in peace!
We have two full weeks left of July!
|La la la…I can’t hear you, Target ads!
In other news (and subsets of my mind), the votes are in and you’ve decided.
You do know that this series will be deeply humbling for me, right? I’m serious. If you’re my sister Yvonne, click away right now!
|The view, more or less, from my computer right now.
Let’s just say I’ve got my work cut out, but still I am extremely excited. Already I’m seeing big improvements, in other less visually-scandalous areas.
More on that come
Monday soonish, in Part I of this (deeply humbling) series.
(I am nothing if not honest about my limited time for blogging lately.)
Last but not least…
I’d like to leave you in peace. ☺
That’s one of the biggest goals I have for this blog—that of giving my readers a sense of peace—because there is so much disturbing news out there.
Always and always there’s disturbing news!
Plus there’s so many real demands on a busy mom’s time, that I really don’t want to be wasting yours. Personally, I’ve had to be merciless in filling out my schedule. I have to pick and choose the very best options, because otherwise (and unfortunately this is the default setting) I end up with troubled thoughts and a crowded heart.
don’t can’t watch the news on TV. Instead, I glance at all the headlines and then take my concerns to Our Lady in prayer.
And Facecrack? Egads, I love and I hate it. On the one hand, it’s great for staying in touch and for finding support from like-minded friends. On the other hand, though, it takes its toll on my inner peace! I am at the mercy of what people choose to post and too often, all that scrolling leaves me drained.
Here are some of the activities bring me joy. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but that’s good because I don’t wish to exhaust you!
(Frantic calls to the fire marshall notwithstanding.)
2. Spend time with your teens; they’re really great people.
3. Pet a puppy.
4. Find your creative spark.
(Besides taking pictures, I like to listen to music and read really good books.)
5. Spend quality time with little people. They’ll give you peace (and exercise), guaranteed!
It’s an innocence thing.
It’s what works for me.