Monday, March 7, 2011

Reflection and Renewal

This past week has been a time to step back and reflect. I am truly thankful for these times. Too often we can get wrapped up in all the things to do and not be thankful or get refreshed.

Over the past year, the sound and feel of my car has changed. We've taken it numerous times to the dealer, but each time they hadn't found anything wrong. Then after picking up my kiddos from the babysitter, the engine light that has remained on began blinking. The engine puttered and I knew it was the moment that they would find something wrong. And I was right!

The boys and I have been "stuck" per say, at home for almost a week. Though heading to the grocery store is imperative at this point (with needing whole milk for a one year old), I am more than happy to just be content here while things get fixed. In a way I wish my life was more like this one I'm playing this week (minus the homework). Being able to not run my household on a schedule of outside schooling, snuggling with my munchkin who is teething a little longer and looking forward to what is to come.

I'm happy that God chooses moments like these, though not always convenient with our schedules, to give us a time to take a step back and get the important things done in life. We have a big change in our lives coming up with graduation. I can feel it. And I am ecstatic at all the possibilities layed out before us. I'm also putting my trust in God that He has it all under control. Thank you God for giving us times of reflection and renewal, for we need it more than we think!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Challenges

In keeping with the spirit of March Madness, I am giving myself a few challenges. 20 days of doing (or not doing) each item. Since we are also planning on a spring break trip for two of those days, it will be even more of a challenge!
  • Bible--I am rereading the book of Acts again, since I have to complete my course work for the book. My goal though is to continue beyond Acts.
  • Exercise--my hubby and I purchased some games to work out to this past month. This evening the little boys and I workout out to Zumba. So cute watching a 1 year old boogie!
  • Caffeine--I am working on completely cutting caffeine out of my daily diet, but I am okay at least one cup a day. This way I'm not going cold turkey or forcing myself into a riot :)
  • Games--Facebook games are addicting! Plus I enjoy something that only takes about 10 minutes at a time. Mr. T also enjoys watching me play those games. But it's time to give them up for a while.
  •  Homework--By the time Spring Break comes around, I would like to have my courses from last fall completed and on track to finish the three courses for this semester. Counting down the days!

Someone said that repeating something for at least 20 days (or 20 times) in a row makes a habit. So here goes...