Ok, so I'm going to try the "Not Me!Monday" game I found on another blog I'm following. It looks like a ton of fun and maybe even theraputic!!! :)
I did not eat a bunch of our Halloween Candy over the past couple of days and I did not gain 2 pounds in 2 days!! I did not eat that yummy slice of pizza even though I was not hungry today and I did not enjoy it one bit! I did not leave those dirty dishes in the sink or leave the clothes in the washer and dryer. I did not talk myself out of going to the gym when I should have. I did not almost hit a police car on the way back to work one day last week and I did not show up to work late today! I did not forget to bring my sons lunch to school after I said I would and I did not forget to add a drink in all my kids' lunch this week.
Ok....so this was fun and I will hopefully be able to keep this up every Monday. I'll be more attentive to what I'm doing this next week and try to be more creative next time! You should try this!!
If you want to join in the fun, click on the "Not Me!" Monday link to see the directions.
What a busy week it's been! One of the harder weeks I've had I might add. It started last Monday when we got "the" phone call. Of course, like every other time, it had to do with our finances, but this was different. This time we couldnt see a way out or any solution of our own. I wont go into all the details, but it was scary for both of us. So, I went and did my work out at the gym Monday night and felt better, but when I woke up Tuesday morning, it hit me hard. I had one of those days where felt like staying in my bed all day! But, I made my way to work, hoping I could keep to myself all day, but no, it happened to be a meeting filled day and I had to be at all of them and couldnt stay in the safety of my little cubicle. Once I was able to vent to someone, I felt a little better and was able to move on with my day. I even made it to Bible study that night. Long story short, I had my 24 hour pity party. Finally at the end of the night when I decided to pray about everything God gave me a sense of peace. I was reminded about how BIG God is. I have a vision of what our situation is like. I can see myself standing in front of a HUGE mountain that I cant climb or get around in anyway......but no matter how big my "mountain" is God is much bigger and He is my only way out! Even though nothing has changed with our situation this week, I still can see little, no wait, make that big victories. Bill and I are on the same page and working together. If you've known me for very long, that is a HUGE victory! We agreed to get an outside opinion on this and now are going to start seeing a financial counselor. We found one that is certified by Dave Ramsey and he will be coaching us until we can figure this whole thing out. So, a few times a day, I just have to remind myself that even thought this problem is big for us, God is so much bigger and He is in control! Everything else seems to be going pretty good. Brady had another football game yesterday and they lost again. It's so discouraging because the kids get so down, but it has been so fun to see how much they have improved since the beginning of the year. Next Saturday is the last game and I think all the parents are probably praying that we can at least win that one! I'm praying for that AND I'm praying that Brady can make his first touchdown! I kinda bribed him today-I told him that if he made a touchdown, I would give him $$. I'm hoping that will help a little. (by the way, bribing is not a common thing in our household-just in case your wondering) :)
Ok. I've given in.....I decided to start a blog too. There have been times in the past where I thought it would be nice to have one, but just havent sat down and figured out how to get one started. It didnt seem like it would be too difficult since so many people have blogs.....I'm just a procrastinator at some things and then I wonder if I will actually update my blog. Who knows? It doesnt hurt to try anyway, right? We have been so busy lately which is another reason why it has taken me FOREVER to do this. Bill and I both work full time and right now is football season which means that Brady has football practice 3 nights a week and Bill is one of the coaches. I love watching him play so I find myself at the field whenever I can to watch. Riley and Elliot dont mind so much because they can bring their bikes or scooters and play with friends during practice. Brady's games are on Saturdays which, since most of our games are away games, our Saturdays are taken up with football!! Thankfully we all enjoy it.........even though Brady's team has not won once this year, it's still fun to watch. What a difference a year can make. Last year, Brady was on the team that took the Championship! Oh well, this is a learning year. It's amazing how much improvement I've seen in his team mates. A lot of them are first time players this year. Also, watching Brady learn new positions like Running Back has been so fun! He is doing great and works so hard. Riley really wanted to play but since he only has one kidney, it isnt possible. So, he is the "team manager" aka Water Boy. He loves his job and I'm sure the team appreciates him. Elliot is counting down the days until he can play.......it's so hard to wait. They dont start until the kids are going into 3rd grade. Elliot is only in 1st this year. Two more summers!! Well, this is my first official blog. Hopefully, I'll keep it updated enough.