Sunday, February 25, 2018

Highlights and lowlights

I started a new knitting project last week.

Gatsby's girl came to see him yesterday, and we took our Aussies for a walk (I got the hairy eyeball for pointing the camera at Jackson).

The hens keep upping the daily total; they gave us seven eggs yesterday, and nine today!
My pony and I got out for a bit today.

I'm struggling with time, tiredness, melancholy mood, and painful knees, dropping the ball on posting daily about 40 Acts. I'm reading the devotionals and prompts and doing my best to keep up, but posting about them is a bridge too far right now. You can catch up/keep up by clicking HERE.

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Some people have no sense of responsibility (sigh) and others have too much. You, my friend, fall into the "too much" category. We can't do everything, so please don't beat yourself up about it. Take care of yourself, please.

Michelle said...

Oh Mama Pea, I feel like I don't do NEAR enough....

A :-) said...

I would like you to take a deep, cleansing breathe and know that you are enough. Hear my voice saying you are enough. Hear author Brene Brown saying you are enough, and hear Him saying you are enough. Not only are you enough, my friend, you are amazing. I'm not kidding.

I have not been completely successful in my Lenten challenges either. That doesn't mean that either of us has failed, it just means that we have both done the best we could - done all we could at this particular moment in time, and what we have done, is - just like you - enough.

I am reminded of something my mom used to say: "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." My mom used to say it when I would worry about things. But I also understand it as being about having enough on my plate without asking for more . . .

Take another breath now and see the day unfolding (I'm sure it's beautiful where you are :-) ), and hold these words from St. Julian of Norwich close to your heart today:

"All shall be well,
and all shall be well,
and all manner of thing shall be well."


You are enough, my friend.

Theresa said...

Oh heavens you do PLENTY! Cut yourself some slack. Hugs!

Michelle said...

A, you should be a therapist! That was very sweet, AND helpful. Thank-you.

Theresa, I only make ir LOOK that way when I blog.... ;-)

Kim Gibson said...

Oh Michelle I am right there with you in knee pain and tardiness posting. Life goes on, often at a great pace, and it seems I can't keep up. I tell myself it will get better..... today I am off to another MRI and maybe the info will help the docs treat me. Best of luck and health to you and yours. Cheers!

A :-) said...

You are most welcome :-) And if you're having knee pain, maybe check your added sugar intake? I know you eat very healthily, so it's just a thought.

Hang in :-)

Mama Pea said...

Dear Michelle, welcome to the club of feeling you don't do near enough. As women, I think our membership is large! When one's main job is homemaking and child rearing it's hard sometimes (most of the time?) to feel validated. We receive no monetary salary so it's difficult to reason: "Well, it's obvious I'm doing a good job (not only enough, but going above and beyond, as the saying goes) because I've been given two raises in the past year." PLUS, we just have to look around and see all we're responsible for that has yet to be done!!! Arrrgh. And it truly is hard to come to that comfortable spot where we give a little less to everyone and everything else and give enough to ourselves.