Friday, April 20, 2012

Five On Friday

1. I don't know about y'all but I eat the same thing for breakfast every single day. It used to be two slices of Ezekiel bread but since last May (when I quit eating sugar and wheat) it's been a brown rice cake smeared with almond butter. If I get really crazy, I'll have a couple of eggs. Anyway, I'm kicking myself because I let myself run out of almond butter earlier this week and haven't remembered to grab some when I've been out and about. I'm tired of eggs (after two days), so this morning I ate a bowl of cereal--and I'm not a fan of cold cereal. Mental note: get thyself to the store for almond butter today.

2. All of my kids have the day off from school today. I'm usually pretty OCD about transferring dates from the school calendar to our family calendar but for some reason I didn't have this particular day noted. Imagine my delight when I realized that our week would be short and our weekend would be long! Happy, happy, happy!

3. After five years of faithfully hauling all of our recycling to the recycling center, I finally signed up for curbside recycling. I am giddy. Seriously. I put it off for a long time because I really thought I shouldn't have to pay to do something good for the environment (more like hey, you should be paying ME), but mainly because I'm very loyal to our disposal company and didn't want to switch to different one just for the recycling service. Our disposal company finally began a recycling program and now all is right in the world. I am so happy I can just haul a receptacle to my curb every two weeks instead of sorting, loading, and making a special trip downtown to drop it off!

4. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I volunteered to help with after-prom this weekend. Check in time is 11:30pm. I think someone caught me in a weak moment. Not really. I happily said yes. Prom is only for juniors and seniors so Will isn't going but they were trying to recruit help from the parents of freshmen/sophomores. I'm kinda excited about it, just really dreading the lack of sleep. I'm normally in bed by 9pm each night. I see myself taking a super long nap on Sunday afternoon.

5. I'm just gonna be honest and tell you guys that I'm not doing okay these days. I'm dealing with some really messy relational stuff. It's not marriage, thankfully, because John is my strongest ally. It's pretty much sapped my energy and my joy for the last week or so and I'm trying to pray/discern what I need to do next. The sad part is that this path has been all too familiar to me for the last year--different characters but similar situations.  I'm feeling pretty beat up and it's all too easy to start believing certain things (lies) that the I believe Satan continually throws my way. If you're a praying person, I would covet your prayers for peace, wisdom, and discernment. Happy Friday, y'all.

11 comments:

Tracey... said...

I AM WITH YOU GIRL ON #5! THERE TOO! YOU PRAY FOR ME AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU! WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET!

New Every Morning said...

Oh friend. Me too on #5. It is draining!!! Praying that your joy will not be sapped. Doncha just want to say, "why can't we all just get along??" Sigh.
Sending hugs across the miles.

Emily Golding said...

I'll be praying for you! And have fun at after prom : )

*carrie* said...

Just said a little prayer for you. Enjoy the day with no school!

Christy said...

I ditto Carrie! Blessings on your weekend!

Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories said...

You have my prayers, Mer - much love!

Stephanie said...

Sorry you're dealing with messy relational stuff. That's no fun! Praying for wisdom.

Kellie said...

Praying for you, Mer. It IS easy to beat ourselves up when we revisit "old" issues in our lives.

It makes me wonder if having to revisit old issues is what it means to be in the refiners fire, burning away the dross so we can be exactly who He has created us to be... It doesn't make the sting any better, but can give us a glimpse of the hope to come. Maybe that doesn't fit your situation, but it is something I have been thinking about recently as I re-visit issues of my own. Much love... kla

Miss G said...

I used to happily eat the same thing for breakfast everyday. Now I get bored really easily.

I am so sorry that you are having relationship stress. Yuck! Prayed for you.

So glad for the extra day off! Kelly

adrienne said...

praying for you. i agree with kelly. God's objective is not our happiness but our character. it's hard when you are in there, but you will emerge a stronger, better person--and God will smile :)

SandyM said...

First, I REALLY enjoy playing "our" game!
I have been praying for you (#5) & hope that things are going better. I've been going through that for the last 9 months too, & some days I just feel "TIRED" of it! I've realized that it is like going through the grief process (grieving the loss of a precious friendship that will never be the same.) I'm sure ready to get to the last stage... Mine isn't marriage either, & for that I am SO grateful, to have a loving supportive husband.