Wednesday, April 2, 2014

my hope.

The past couple of weeks have been good, like really good. We got really fantastic news, upon other incredible news, and it has put me on somewhat of a high. I have stuck to my cooking and no gas station runs, and that has helped my mood. I am known for giving up easily, 3 weeks is a big deal for me.

I have had lots of moments of looking around lately, and wanting to pinch myself that I get to live this life. It doesn't mean I don't have my witching hours still, I do, don't you worry your pretty little head. I am just loving the simple moments more. 
Sometimes it feels good to try really hard to be a better person, Mom, Wife, friend, neighbor, etc. I have had lots of time to ponder where I have been putting my time and effort in, and tweaking it to make me feel better. 

This new path I am going down is a good one.

My hope is that I always find the time to listen to a friend who is hurting.
My hope is that Savannah always wants me to come to her school to volunteer and watch her perform.
My hope is that I will continue to push myself to learn new things.
My hope is that I will always find joy in serving.
My hope is that Devin will always want to take naps with me {this is long shot}.
My hope is that I will always be able to laugh at myself.
My hope is that I can forgive easily, wasting less time in funks.
My hope is I will always sit and enjoy a snuggle with my baby. 
My hope is I will take the time out of every day to connect with Paul, and not always complain about what didn't go right in mine.
And as always my hope is to pick up my big camera again, because I can't ever have enough pictures.


Emily G said...

The dishes are the most difficult place, but I hate when my kids think they "need" to eat out, and those are usually the times that I realize we have to cut back. But it is difficult to be a mom, and have to cook and clean it all, but it is worth it, and I know my time is short in this gig, as they will be grown before I know it. Grilling outside will help, as it cuts down on the mess, the kids love the variety that can be done with the grill, and it is tasty and healthy. I am right there with you, although we are allowing one cheat meal a week, but I think I may go crazy and cut it to just once a month. You are doing awesome friend!

Emily G said...

*part, not place :)

Emily said...

Though we haven't cut cold turkey, I am inspired by your "no eating out" pledge. Cutting back hasn't been easy but I know it will be worth it. So happy you got some fantastic's about freakin' time.

Heather said...

Great job on the cooking front! I bet you're noticing the difference from a budget perspective? That being said, good ingredients can be pricey!

If you decide to keep it up, could I make a suggestion? Sometimes when you cook every night, this 'what on earth should I cook' issue comes up. I created a word document and have headings by major categories (beef meals, pork meals, chicken meals, vegetarian meals, salads, soups, quick meals, slow cooker meals etc...). I listed everything I make and when I am stuck, I refer to it for something I havent made in a while.

Cathy said...

I'm proud of you. Two big thumbs up!

kendahl a. said...

You are amazing. I really mean that.

Tiffany said...

I'm really proud of you!! You are so awesome, I always say, "starting next week...." Next week has turned into 6 months.... =/
So what is the fantastic news that you got??

Jamie Newman said...

I just love you. That is all.