Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day was not laborless.

I woke at 6:16 a.m. because it's a rule that if you have a day to sleep in, you won't be able to.

After tossing and turning, I reluctantly got out of the bed by 6:30 or so, and thought I would get some good quiet time downstairs. I put on the coffee, got my iPhone in hand, and started to read my daily Bible reading. (Did I mention how much I love my iPhone?)

La Petite Belle came down shortly after I had settled down to start reading. She, of course, wanted to turn the TV on. I responded to her with a "No, Mommy's trying to have some quiet time and read her Bible. Why don't you go and get your Bible and you can read too?"

"Nah." She said

But, after a minute or two, she went to get the big family picture Bible we have, which she loves to look at.

It was nice. She read her Bible. I read my Bible. It was quiet for about 20 minutes. Nice.

I read:
"If you want to claim credit, claim credit for God. What you say about yourself means nothing in God's work. It's what God says about you that makes the difference." 2 Corinthians 10:17-18

What God says, not what we say, makes the difference. So, really, anything I say doesn't amount to a hill of beans if I'm trying to gain recognition or talk up anything I'm doing in any sort of ministry.

God seems to always like it when I'm shutting up and He can do the talking.

My talking just isn't as good. I mean, I'm pretty wise and all ... Oops! There I go again.

The rest of the day involved:
About 6 loads of laundry
2 runs of the dishwasher
Bathroom cleaning
P90X (with La Petite Belle included)

Plus, the good stuff ...
1 family game of Disney's Scene-It
1 family game of Mad Lib
1 20-minute nap
"Cake Boss" marathon on TLC
And a dinner that includes this beautiful hunk of meat ...

with these smooth and creamy potatoes ...
topped off with this not-so-little piece of yummy apple pie.
And, yes, I see that my day included p90X and all this food.

Imagine how little I would have had to eat if I hadn't done P90X. You see. I'm always thinking.


Amy@My Front Porch said...

You're making me hungry :) On a side note, I love your dishes! Cute!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Thank you for that beautiful bible verse. It's nice to be reminded!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

So....your food is making my oatmeal look like a pile of crap....thanks :) (Love the dishes, btw)

It is soo good for your La Petite Belle to see her mama in God's word....great reminder
Glad you had a great Labor Day

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

mmmmm apple pie!

My Labor day was pretty much the same as yours (laundry and cleaning bathrooms). JOY!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Whew, what a day!

I keep hearing about P9OX....I may need to check into it!

The Hat Chick said...

What about those peas? You didn't mention the peas!

Sounds like a great day!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

What a great snippet in the day of a life of a mom.

thedomesticfringe said...

Dinner looks delicious!


sara said...

I love Cake Boss!!

steak, potatoes and black eyed peas...dinner doesn't get any better than that!!!

TCKK said...

That pie looks delicious!