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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Princess preparation :)

Ok – I get it.  Everywhere I turn, everyone I talk to, there is a theme…running!  My good friends, Chip and Marna, just completed the Disney Marathon and Half-Marathon in record freezing temperatures.  Woohoo to them! My forever friend, Kimmy, is training to run the Honolulu Marathon. Keep in mind – she is a recent widow, breast cancer survivor, and would rather be on the couch washing her Slim Jims down with Coca Cola. ( Her blog is signed ‘gotta run’-check it out on my bloglinks.)   I open my Bible and what verse  jumps out?  ‘Run the race with joy;!   Open my favorite devotional and what’s it about?  The obstacles we face in persevering in our faith race.  I get it, I get it, Lord.  It’s time to lace up my shoes and get out there.  For discipline.  For solitude.  Because I can.

Monday, January 11, 2010

If you give a mom a minute...

You know that kids book  'If you Give a Mouse a Cookie'? My morning
felt an awful lot like that......

If you give a mom a minute,
She’s going to sit down and make a list of things she needs to do,
If she sits down at the kitchen table to make a list,
She’ll see the cereal bowls from breakfast and put them in the sink.
When she puts them in the sink,
She’ll notice that someone left the milk out and will put it back in the fridge
When she opens the fridge,
She’ll see a card from the dentist stuck on the door,
When she reads the card,
She’ll look over at the calendar and realize the appt. is TODAY!!!
She’ll pick up the phone to call the dentist to tell them she forgot and needs to re-schedule b/c her child has piano lessons today.
When she picks up the phone to call, the handset will feel all sticky and she will need to get some paper towels and disinfectant cleaner to clean it off (it feels like peanut butter!)
When she goes to the laundry room to get the cleaner,
She’ll see the washer is full of clothes that she washed last night and forgot to put in the dryer.  (then she will have to sniff them to check if they are mildewyish- yea, they’re not!)
She’ll start to put the load in the dryer and realize there are already clothes in the dryer.
She will get the clothes out of the dryer and toss them on the bed to fold.
Just as she starts folding the clothes, the phone will ring.
She’ll walk all around the house before finding the phone…in the teenager’s bedroom.
The ringing phone has stopped, and she’ll walk into the kitchen to return it to its cradle.
On the way there, she’ll notice the dog hasn’t been fed. 
She’ll feed the dog, return the phone to the cradle and stand in the kitchen.
‘Why did I come in here,?’  she’ll wonder.  
She’ll see the laptop on the counter…and sit down to check e-mail, just for a minute!
One hour later, she will pry herself away from Facebook, finish folding laundry, start the dishwasher, and race out the door…because she only has a minute to get to work!