On Friday, adulthood seemed to be closing in from all sides. There were decisions to be made. People that were disappointed and confused, and honestly, it was hard to see the way through at times. On Friday afternoon, some of the clouds parted. It was a great reminder to see that God is working - always, in and through all things.
This weekend has been restful and fun - here are the highs and lows.
High: After some of the Friday gloom, we had a wonderful, melt-down free Friday evening. We rounded it out at Krispy Kreme with the girls screaming, "DONUTS!"
High: John and I watched most of Season 1 of Downton Abbey this weekend. We are both hooked, which is always more fun. I find myself thinking how wonderful it would be if someone helped me get dressed each morning. Why do I have to do my own buttons?
High: This jewel of a picture from late Friday night after watching several DA episodes.
Low: Not knowing what happens next in the world of Downton. Based on the massive Facebook outcry from this past week, I have a feeling hard things are in the future. I hate being out of the know, and unfortunately, I cannot devote all of my time to watching it.
High: On Saturday morning, I discovered Lily sitting on the couch, reading National Geographic to Lambie, because "Lambie likes animals." This all stemmed from the night before, when John sat reading Nat Geo to the girls. And they loved it and especially the animal pictures.
High: Going to a surprise birthday party for a dear family friend. Hanging round with people I have known all of my life always warms my heart. Seeing my kids play with theirs is priceless.
Low: Because we stayed late at the party, the girls got a short night of sleep. It made for a whiny Sunday. Bella gets louder when tired, which basically means she was yelling everything all. day. long. And both girls decided to forego their naps, as usual, but I had had hope today, and it was still a no-go.
High: I made cookies for our Super Bowl get together. Most of them I saw on Sweet Sugarbelle's blog - she is my cookie hero.
High: Having some of our Community Group over for the Super Bowl. John and Lily watched some of the pre-game coverage together, and somehow it has become my norm to snap a pic of all the kids eating together. It is the only time you see them all at the same time. At least, most of them.
Low: Realizing that there are a lot of little things that need to happen this week, and I have my work cut out for me.
High: Realizing that I will be on a cruise the next week. Holla.
Low: Seeing someone, anyone, lose the Super Bowl. I've realized that sports drama is hard for me, because on a stage this big, someone's dream has to die. With everyone watching. I actually teared up during the pre-game coverage interviews, knowing that someone was going to lose. But, someone also gets to win and have their lifetime goal realized. That's pretty amazing.
Hope you had a restful weekend and are ready to kick off the new week!