Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Reflection of Me?

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The last few weeks months who knows how long, I feel like I’ve been unraveling a bit. Some of it has been busyness in general, unexpected things that happened and put a little bumpiness into life in general.

Part of it has been laziness on my part in certain areas ~ a lack of discipline in things that I know I need to change. There are moments when I feel on top of things and others when it seems that I am never going to catch up.

Apparently my perception of our household disarray extends beyond the four physical walls of our house. A momma robin spent time building a nest right outside our dining room window.

It is seriously one of the most pitiful looking nests externally that I have ever seen. :)

robin in nest

Do I dare wonder if this little robin is following my example? Having to see this every day is about enough to kick me into gear…

10 comments:

  1. *HUGS* I've been feeling the same way. Summer is near and hopefully things will get back on track! :)

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  2. But I'll bet the inside of this nest is all cozy and comfortable. And I'll bet she's happy and her little babies are happy and well-fed! I also bet the same is true of your home and family.

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  3. a tidy nest does make for a more peaceful soul....but even in our messy nest, God is with us.

    i love the picture. and i love that even creatures that have genetic insticts (or natural insticts) sometimes get it wrong.

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  4. fabulous post! i love how you tie it all together.

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  5. Too funny! Thanks for being so honest....I know exactly how you feel! Piles of laundry, stacks of papers, dust on furniture....it needs to go! But, you know, our children are loved and cared for and that is the most important thing! Encouraging you on!

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  6. I think this is one of the hazards of homeschooling. We are home so much, we are with our children so much, and we have so many things to do that are frankly more important than cleaning. I wouldn't trade my time with my boys for anything, but I do wish at times, that there were more hours in the day and more hands at the end of my arms.

    I just blogged about a dear friend of mine who volunteered to get a sitter for a few hours and come over and help me with some of my chaos this weekend. I sent the rest of my family camping with the Cub Scouts to get them out of the house.

    It was an absolutely wonderful morning. I posted pictures... which took some serious pride-swallowing, so you may want to take a peek. It might provide you the same kind of encouragement as the robin's nest.

    http://mcquill-land.blogspot.com/2010/05/gratituesday-guidance-encouragement-and.html

    If you were just a little closer, I'd loan my incredible friend to you - because I'm convinced everyone needs their own Wendy-day - but her 4 hours of babysitting would all be used up in getting to you from NoVA.

    Hang in there, and remember, there's likely no one that is as critical of you as yourself... so give yourself a break ;)

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  7. ooo my goodness I just choked on my coffee.. that nest is bad! I totally have been in your boat.. and its only been in the last few days that I too have started to pull out of it just a bit!

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  8. You're human Jolanthe! It's good to see! :) I think you are an amazing woman and an amazing mother. It doesn't go unnoticed.

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  9. I think this is one of the hazards of homeschooling. We are home so much, we are with our children so much, and we have so many things to do that are frankly more important than cleaning. I wouldn't trade my time with my boys for anything, but I do wish at times, that there were more hours in the day and more hands at the end of my arms.

    I just blogged about a dear friend of mine who volunteered to get a sitter for a few hours and come over and help me with some of my chaos this weekend. I sent the rest of my family camping with the Cub Scouts to get them out of the house.

    It was an absolutely wonderful morning. I posted pictures... which took some serious pride-swallowing, so you may want to take a peek. It might provide you the same kind of encouragement as the robin's nest.

    http://mcquill-land.blogspot.com/2010/05/gratituesday-guidance-encouragement-and.html

    If you were just a little closer, I'd loan my incredible friend to you - because I'm convinced everyone needs their own Wendy-day - but her 4 hours of babysitting would all be used up in getting to you from NoVA.

    Hang in there, and remember, there's likely no one that is as critical of you as yourself... so give yourself a break ;)

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  10. But I'll bet the inside of this nest is all cozy and comfortable. And I'll bet she's happy and her little babies are happy and well-fed! I also bet the same is true of your home and family.

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