Thursday, December 6, 2012

it's a Christmas miracle

My last post was October 16.

So here are some words.

I'm sitting on the couch in a blanket, for a one hour reprieve from the day, the week, the month, the season, the semester. I'm watching The Voice with Lilybug. I watch about half an episode every other week, which really shows what life is like. Because that's one of the few shows I watch.

I truly have nothing to complain about. I am incredibly blessed. The Lord is so faithful and provides what we need in time, in finances, and more.

But that doesn't mean the days aren't full. I have some small papers, a group project and a final on Monday and another final on Wednesday. Then I am done with my first semester of nursing school. I am excited and thankful. Since my program is accelerated, we have a summer semester and just a few weeks off of school at either end of the summer. But we have about 6 weeks off between Fall and Summer. Cannot wait!!

Christmas has not come to our house yet, something my children aren't too happy about. It seems like people are getting trees and putting up decorations earlier than ever. Ya'll are making me look bad! Maybe we'll get a few decorations out this weekend, but it will probably be next weekend before we have a tree.

This morning I was able to volunteer for three hours to help kids shop in the school Holiday Bazaar. Miss Rose's class came while I was there, and I wasn't sure whether she'd want me to help her, or if she was too cool for that. I was pleasantly surprised that she was excited to have me help her pick gifts out and she wanted me to help her friends too. I am so grateful that this season in my life is allowing me to be a little involved in their school, to get to know a few more family's. I finally know some mom's names!

I am exhausted this week. I had a 10 page paper due on Monday and class that night. My nephew hung out Tuesday and then I had class again, and did more homework after I got home. Yesterday I had to get a presentation ready on my 10-page paper and also take Gracie to the dentist for fillings. Then school again. And school requires a one hour drive to and from.

Today I squeezed in my workout before I went to volunteer at school. I'll be back to pick the kids up, homework, dishes, laundry and picking up. When Bean gets home from work, I leave to go to a babysitting job.

Really I want to be curled on the couch in a blanket for hours, watching Christmas movies. Actually, I want a new couch first, because ours is broken and uncomfortable.

My husband and my kids are my priority in life. I'm pursuing one of my dreams in nursing.

One day at a time. Embrace the day.