Thursday, October 18, 2012

Whatcha know about me? Whatcha, whatcha know about me?

Yes. My lip gloss is poppin'.
(For those of you who have no idea what I'm referencing, you obviously have not heard of Lil' Mama.)

But, that's neither here nor there.

I've been super involved in so many things. I feel like all my time is being taken up and when I actually sit down on the couch in the evenings, I don't even want to think. In fact, I can't think. I want to watch some brainless TV show while eating Snyder's Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Bites (my new guilty pleasure) before a bath and bed.

Problem is my mind won't let me not think. Ugh. 
It's rough trying to solve all the problems of the world despite trying to forget all about them until the next day.

So, that's what I've been doing.

Life is just consuming me right now. No spare time. No spare thoughts.

And, let's not forget running. There's still that.

I don't understand how runners can train for races and actually still live a normal life. Who has time to run for miles and hours during the week? I'm assuming only people that run for a living can do this. Are there people that get paid to run? Wow. I need to step it up. (Ha! "Step."No pun intended, but funny.)

I either start my day out running or end it running. And, if I'm not running, I'm catching up on the things I needed to be doing while I was running, such as laundry, feeding my family, cleaning, helping my children with a plethora of issues, etc.

Yes, a plethora.

That plethora includes math homework until 6:00 p.m. (sometimes 7:00)  and me learning all about archaebacteria and Charlemagne ... things I really don't have space in my brain for. I mean ... what if the space allotted for remembering that La Petite Belle needs to get updated on her shots gets replaced by the fact that protozoans live in water. That would be bad. Ah ... the life of a parent.

K Belle is at the end of her swimming season and La Petite Belle is done with volleyball. But, just when I think there might be a break, more stuff comes in to take their places, if not at home, at work.

So, how does one cope?

You just do. Sometimes I feel like I'm just keeping my nose above water, sometimes I'm treading water,   sometimes I'm full on swimming easy, and sometimes I'm drowning. Ugh. Drowning's not a fun place to be. I'm so cranky then.

Today, I'm treading. Tomorrow may be different.

And, wouldn't you know it? During these times, God's usually teaching me, but I don't figure the lesson  out until later. I'm a slow learner. And, yes. He's messing with my brain even now about life, about ministry, about my family, about so many things.

So, that's whatcha know about me right now. Blogging obviously has been scarce ... probably because I'm out running.

Ugh. I need a nap. Actually two.
(I must really need a nap since I just went through one of my Pinterest boards where I'd pinned about 5 pins that all talk about taking naps.)