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I am a mother who works full-time but who is also a chauffer, chef, seamstress, fitness instructor, teacher, maid, gardener, runner, organization expert, salesperson, secretary and wife. I love my family and life is always busy but fun! Come along with me for the ride:-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

3 Things Thursday

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Improvement is the name of the game -- this week has been about improvement all the way. Better days at work, less stress, back on the health kick (clean eating & running), enjoying having nowhere to run after work every day. Life is good and destined to continue to improve.

Mother Nature is ticked -- I've heard this for the last two weeks. There is no Mother Nature - only our good Lord in Heaven above. The scientific reason is connected to increasing solar activity and the switch between La Nina conditions to El Nino conditions. How easily we forget from season to season that the weather is a cyclic phenomenon. We've had other years of bad hurricanes, bad tornadoes, bad flooding, etc. It's simply tornado time now. And as far as how bad they are - deaths, destruction - remember that ALL tornadoes cause death, devastation and destruction. Just some more than others. In today's world, we have media-hungry news reporting that provides more pictures, more sad stories, more detail - almost too much. They simply need to tell us what to do to help and what is happening with rescue efforts and cleanup. I do know this - the Lord is in control and it's so easy to blame him or forget that He's still there - always has been and always be. Pray, worship God, love your neighbor (even those three states away) - the ultimate goal is the same - HEAVEN where there will be no death, destruction and devastation. Only the best life that will last forever.

A New Beginning -- next week, the girls will begin staying at home. I have a found a wonderful babysitter (Chloe) who will come stay with them, minister to them and take them to activities. It will take a lot of my stress away. I have spent the last 9 months running......not just for exercise either. Running to schools each morning because the bus runs at 6:40 for a 7:30 school start time. Ridiculous!! Running to work and hoping that traffic is good - usually not. Running to get girls after work (again traffic). Running to activities. Running home to eat, do homework and get to bed - usually too late for a school night. Cassie is now a "tweenager" and so bored at daycare so this is an opportunity for her to mature as well. Personally I am tired of the drama daycare causes and I have become disappointed in several things at the daycare we have used for 6 years. Everything seems chaotic and the quality of after school workers is not what it used to be. Cassie gets blown off when she has a question instead of someone discussing issues and ministering to her and the other girls. Teachers yell at them and the entire class gets punished for things 1-2 children cause or do. There are also some new girls around Cassie's age that I don't really care for her to hang around. To quote Cassie herself - one girl is "inappropriate". Cassie actually told her she was (she's very frank) and the girls response to Cassie was "that is what boys like". Keep in mind that these girls are only eleven!!! Cassie and Bailee will both have afternoon activities in the fall. Cassie even has practices this summer so Chloe can take her. In the fall, she will be there when they get home, get homework done, sometimes get baths, and then take them to the gym. Then we can eat and get to bed without rushing all the time. That means Mommy gets to relax and go to bed at an earlier time too :-) We are all excited to have Chloe !

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