Saturday, December 20, 2014

Just Another One Of "Those Days"

Tell me I'm not the only mama who spends her day with a cycle of; feed, change, HAPPY! Mama's gonna go do ___ (dishes, laundry, her hair, get dressed... you fill in the blanks) get halfway through, oops baby's crying, feed/change or both, HAPPY/SLEEPING! Wash. Rinse. Repeat?!?

Its the weekend before CHRISTmas and I'm feeling like I accomplished something because the cards are ready to go out on Monday! Never mind that the reason they're ready is because I've put them higher on the priority list than all the house chores except laundry (I cloth diaper so laundry is of utmost importance! LOL) and cooking meals!
I have a good bread machine and there's still no bread in the house because I was addressing cards in every spare minute instead of taking 5 minutes (literally) to set up the machine!
Cookies or muffins for Cowboy to eat with his morning coffee? Not a chance!
Oh well. Maybe next week will be better.
I'm just grateful my husband is an understanding man, but its only fair to him that I find a way to get some baking done.... I'll let you know how that goes.
Anyhow! Lil' Buckaroo is asleep, time to try to accomplish something! TTFN!

Well its an hour later, there's bread baking, dishes done and meat in from the freezer.
And as I was accomplishing that this post was tumbling around in my head and I realized, today was just "one of those days" no, I haven't accomplished much this week because of doing cards but Bubba has been sleeping longer and amusing himself for longer periods of time lately, apparently he's starting another growth spurt because he's wanting to "cluster feed" and needing extra attention.
I realized something else too as I was setting the bread machine up. I had all the ingredients in except the yeast when I realized I had forgotten the egg! Now with this machine the liquids go in first. I've made this recipe enough times that I know it by heart but still I messed it up. I don't know yet what putting the ingredients in out of order will do to my bread but it got me thinking. My priorities have been a little screwy. I've spent a lot of time on Facebook lately because after all, when I'm nursing Bubba I only have one hand and there's so much to do when he's sleeping. Excuses. Do you know my son is 11 weeks old tomorrow and only today I downloaded an app to read my BIBLE on my phone? Priorities. Like ingredients in a recipe they need to be in order.
I spent some time in The WORD tonight, some in an actual BIBLE while Bubba slept, some on the phone while he nursed. I feel refreshed. Calmed. More ready to face my day. I should have checked my priority list a long time ago.


  1. Excellent thoughts, Ruth. You aren't alone in struggling with priorities; I'm not sure you ever get fully to the place that you don't "backslide" now and then.

  2. wow! ............this made me smile..I like you!

    1. Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!