Ramblings of an Overwhelmed Mind
It was weird to wake up in a bad mood this morning. Not that I was really mad or anything (well, except maybe at my cat, who is oddly affectionate in the early hours). I simply did not want to get up and face the day. And I’m not even facing any big problems. My “issues” consist of the typical First World stuff: I have a house to clean, projects to get ready for, and a good job to go to, but I’m disorganized and overwhelmed and would just like to hide away for a bit.
There you go – nothing major in the grand scheme of things.
So while it is oh-so-tempting to put on a sad face and throw myself a little pity party, I’m going to take a page from Julie at The Esau Project (you should read her blog), and simply share some odds and ends from my neck of the woods for today’s post:
1. I went to a lovely wedding this weekend. The bride and groom are oh-so-happy to be wed, and they have a great group of people loving and supporting them as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.
2. My 17th wedding anniversary is coming up this Saturday. Hard to believe it has been that many years already.
3. I still carry a ridiculous amount of regret around with me, and was reminded of that again this weekend. Just when I think I’ve really let some stuff go, I find myself needing to put it down. Again. Keep on swimming, keep on swimming . . .
4. NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow. I have two characters, a vague plot idea, and no acceptable title. I’m slightly stressed about this. And once I walk out the door for work, that’s basically it for ‘iron it out time’ until sometime tonight.
5. I downloaded my first ever Starbucks/iTunes Pick of the Week. It caught both my husband’s and mine attention. So far I’m enjoying it – no idea if Jeff has had a chance to listen to it yet.
6. Sometimes the ‘old’ Bible verses are the ones you need the most. I needed to be reminded of this one once I finally go going today:
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
I hope all is well in your world today!
*Photo Credit: austinevan (Flickr via Creative Commons)