Monday, November 7, 2011

Just Some Random Words

We had a quiet weekend here. Well, you know, kinda quiet.

The girls are watching a dvd we picked up at the library and I'm trying to rock Lincoln to sleep. Poor guy was up a lot of the night, I think its his ears, or maybe some teeth coming in?

It's kinda one of those mornings when I'm having trouble getting started. It's Monday, a full week lies ahead, and the only thing that keeps me from climbing back into my warm bed is the tune of these little feet running around me. That rhythm is the rhythm that keeps me going on this mom-is-moving-slow kind of morning.

I feel myself hibernating a tad. I do that from time to time...usually when life has been really busy and nothing sounds better than sitting around in your lounge clothes with the kiddos. Running errands and taking Target by storm has taken a backseat to just staying around the house and hanging out. I also hibernate when I'm pregnant.

But I'm not pregnant. So don't get all excited. Or all up in arms. Which ever you'd choose :).

It's been a tad chilly here, but that hasn't stopped us from spending loads of time outside. I think Fall is by far our favorite weather. Even though I do miss the pool just a tad.

Gods been working on my heart when it comes to mothering our crew. Showing me again about how this is a calling that needs focus, time, and lots of attention. And that I need to continue to cut back on some of our distractions, like filling our calendar, and even running too many errands - I don't always need to be shuffling them out the door to keep us busy.

Oh how I've learned lately that chaos and stress comes from all the shuffling. And to be more honest than I want to be, it's been giving this mom an anxious spirit.

I have a lot to learn about this parenting gig :).

We've been spending lot's of time being at home together, talking and folding laundry, baking and chatting, and swinging out back on that rusty ol' swingset. I'm seeing how important it is to spend as much "down time" with them as possible as they grow.

Sharing, answering, laughing, and connecting. It's hard to do those things if we're always on the go.

Someday Eric is going to build a big playset - maybe next year? Or when it fits into our time and budget :).

So we're starting our week without a ton planned. Although I am going to bake some English Muffin Bread today. Sounds yummy and I know the girls will looove it. I'll post that recipe if it turns out as good as it sounds.

I'm all the sudden that mom with all those kids who bakes her own bread and never leaves the house. Is that bad? No? Phew.

I'm trying to refrain from baking peppermint goodies as of yet. Support may be needed, my friends.

How's that for a random post!? 

I'm out for now, hope you all had a great weekend!


Sarah said...

I totally know what you mean about hibernating. My neighbor across the street just commented on how many packages I receive. I do almost all of my shopping online these days so we don't have to leave the house. I figure with free shipping on almost anything these days, why bother going to the mall for anything if I don't have to. I wish I could have groceries delivered too. :)

Sarah said...

Happy Monday, Kate! Hope you have a GREAT week!

Laura said...

I have had a short temper lately with my girls and talking to through gritted teeth... until Ava started to talk to her sister through gritted teeth and I realized that I taught her that :( boo... soo, I had to pick myself up and pull myself together and realize I needed to change my attitude. You are right though, it comes from the shuffle to get places... I need to just stay home some days so I don't get so overwhelmed.

Marisa said...

Lots of wisdom in slowing it down! And there is absolutely nothing wrong with staying home and baking bread. Or maybe I'm one of those "crazy" women too :)

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

No problem at all to bake bread (and other yummy things) and stay home with the kids. Hibernating can be a good thing sometimes. You're not "hiding", you are just focusing on the priorities that the Lord has BLESSED you with!!!

Laurel :)