Truth is its been one of those weeks, those weeks when you just go through the motion, just doing what you do to make it through. I hate living like that. It seems so....boring, so unpurposeful (spell check tells me that that it isn't word - oh well, English teachers don't look now). I hate to feel like I am just ticking time, ticking moments, ticking jobs off. To me that isn't living, well definitely not living very well. I know you can't always have "moments", "excitement" "revelations" and that sometimes life just does happen around you.
It doesn't help that I am in the throes of morning (all day and night) sickness, have a headache that just won't go away and that I want to scratch out the inside of my mouth of that awful metallic taste you get when you are pregnant. And oh and the hunger the hunger is the worst!!! This pregnancy I have been so hungry all of the time. I can eat a full dinner and I am hungry in like ten minutes, fluffing around the pantry for something else to eat. Pathetic isn't it! I am not usually one to complain, but there you have it all my complaints in one go. I'll stop now.
And here is my 13 week pregnant self!
Please excuse the 'I-have-just-had-Sunday-afternoon-nap-I-have-a-headache' look that I have going on!
This week has been busy. Meetings, four soccer practices, schooling, kid drop offs at various activities, sleepovers etc. It rained for three days straight in which my washing piled high to the moon and most of my kids decided to changed their duvet (bed) covers one night and threw the previous ones in the wash. We have no dryer, need I say more! I weaned Jesse (16mths) well he actually weaned himself which in all honesty took me a while to come to terms with. Plus I knew that the rest of my family were coming together in another part of the country far away from here to farewell an Aunty, my Mums sister Nina. I also survived my husband been away for five nights which makes me appreciate him even more, be in awe of solo Mums who do this every single day of there lives and to the men and women who spouses are overseas or away for long period of time. You all ROCK I tell you!!!
I know we can't always have it happy happy joy joy. We can't always be living on the highs of life. If we did we definitely wouldn't appreciate them and the remarkable moments and opportunities that come across our paths. But putting things in perspective though I did have some lovely moments of my crazy boring week.
- Steps were made to bring me closer to launching a ministry for new mothers - I am super duper excited about that!
- I spent time an afternoon with a precious friend who got my washing in AND folded it while I napped on the couch. (you can only do that with precious friends)
- I got to lead a wonderful bible study with equally wonderful ladies. Beautiful ladies with huge hearts who inspire me, encourage me and challenge me. What a privilege!
- My husband bought home enough meat to fill our freezer! Oh so grateful for that!
- Got to celebrate with an amazing couple (who just happens to be my brother in law and his fiance) their engagement! Great night!
- Was able to catch up with my bestie, in person! You can never do enough of that!
- Got to go to church to worship our amazing God and chill and catch up with members of our church family.
- AND finally tonight, my husband is cooking dinner YEAH BABY!! AND its venison back steaks in red wine and garlic jus (fancy word for sauce - yeah I can be a little bit fancy)
So I managed to pepper out some highs to my week. Things that I can appreciate, cherish and thankful for. Things that force me to look back and think well my week wasn't so bad after all. Can you do that?
Hey would you look at that, I did manage to have something to say, something for you after all! It really isn't like me to NOT have anything to say, I had just to dig a little deeper this week.
How has your week been?