The kind of week where I second-guess myself, and the seeds of doubt run amok in my head. Why bother writing? Very few read my stories, and even fewer read my blog.
The kind of week where none of my children listen. Whether, trying to give counsel (i.e. the oldest auditioning for a musical – "Come on, Mom, what do you know about theatre?") or teaching (i.e. my youngest dragged his feet all week on all his lessons. Focus is a four-letter word in his vocabulary). My children at each other’s throats, fighting over XBOX games and who did not do their chores.
Did I mention it is raining and the arthritis in my lower back in flaring up? And I have a pimple on my chin and one on my cheek.
The Roadshow that is supposed to be performed the following Saturday is not ready. No set, no costumes, big problems.
Nothing checked off hubby’s "honey do" list this week and the list just keeps getting longer.
Paid $425 dollars to the plumper who searched for an elusive leak that was never found.
I had to take the oldest to the dentist. I think I might have to call the people over at the Guinness Book of World Records for I am sure he must have broken the record for most cavities. . . ever!
My visiting teachers came by for a visit and after noticing a sink full of dishes, volunteered to wash them. I don’t know why I was insulted—did this reflect my housekeeping skills?
I lost a day – how did I lose a whole day? I was supposed to take my homeschooler to the science fair on Tuesday and next thing I know—it’s Wednesday. I looked all over for Tuesday—it must be under my oldest son’s bed.
Yes, we have all had those kinds of weeks. So what do we do?
Step back, take a deep cleansing breath, and put things in perspective.
I write because I love to write.
I’m grateful for working with my two older boys and the youth in the church. The improvisation of the rehearsals has made me laugh so hard my sides ached.
I live in Washington state—it rains.
At least Ed and the boys cleaned the garage last weekend.
The dishes got done.
Not much we can do about the water leak except begin digging in areas where the plumper thinks are suspect (Thank goodness waterline is not under the asphalt driveway, as we thought).
We have dental insurance.
And finally, I still love my family.