Sunday, October 5, 2008

Plodding Along...

***After posting the following I realized it may sound like "whoa-is-me". That is not my intention- just sharing the facts. And finding humor in our situation, especially my attempt to get in shape***

Hello! It's me again... is it October already? I have not forgotten my blog... it's just my "free" time is a little limited these days. I find that while living with my in-laws I tend to have to keep a closer eye on the kids- not that I let them run willy-nilly when we were in our own home- but I don't want my mother-in-law to feel like she's responsible or a built in babysitter. Things are not quite as "baby" proofed as they were in our own home.

Luckily, on the days when Lucas does nap I can still get Lydia to nap at the same time. During those moments, I get busy doing things I can't do while they are awake... like mowing our lawn, cleaning out our flower beds, paying bills, grocery shopping, etc. I even tried to get back into running. Last Saturday afternoon I ran for 30 minutes. It was a struggle, but I felt fairly good once I was done... until I woke up on Sunday. It hurt to move my legs for 4 days. Forgot I'm not in my 20's anymore.

The deadline on moving into our house keeps stretching out. I am praying we will be in our place by Christmas. Truly, that would be the BEST Christmas gift I could receive...ever. In the meantime, we just keep plodding along trying to get as much done as we can. I know it will be worth it! And I have to say I think living with my in-laws has improved my relationship with Brian's mom. I think we have a new understanding and appreciation for one another. So, living under the same roof has brought some unexpected blessings.

Well, I was going to post some cute things the kids have said lately, but they've completely left my mind. Time to go get the kids up anyway! Perhaps next time!


Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Thanks for that update! Glad to hear about the positives but also the honesty of the struggles. Thanks for taking the time to share!

Brandy said...

I hope you're able to be in your house by Christmas. It will be worth it when everything is ready! I often think about how much our lives have changed since our small group days at Amber and Phil's place in Bellbrook!

Jenn said...

I am praying for you sis! You are showing such grace in this situation. Keep hangin' in there! Love you so much!