The days are long but the years are short. This quote has stuck with me. However, I would like to say that they aren’t just long, they are crazy. Really crazy. I’m in a season where a lot of things are just a bit off in my life. It’s not the end of the world, but the days have been hard. Things aren’t coming easily. It’s okay. I know that I will get through this season and God is here in the midst of my crazy. It’s very comforting to know that I am not alone.
An example of our crazy would be last Wednesday. After I finished my last post, I got ready to leave for church. This was going to be my first Wednesday back where I was responsible for everything again – game, lesson, craft, snack. I had a plan. I was prepared. I was ready. And I was excited to see my girls again. I went to open the door to the car and realized it was locked. Then the realization came that I gave Jeremy my key to the car after he couldn’t find his earlier in the afternoon. We misplaced it after our appointment for Graham. We made a quick stop at Walmart and when Jeremy went to open the car, he couldn’t find his key. We assumed it was in car or in a pocket. We took off for home. Jeremy had done some outside chores when we got home and he took Owen with him. In just a few seconds Owen was able to lock the car doors without Jeremy knowing. Part of the stress of the evening was Jeremy had an important meeting at church. I would have sent him off to church alone in his truck, but his truck keys were locked in the car as well. No one could pick us up because both boys had their car seats locked in as well. We were stuck at home. After lots of looking and thinking and praying, Jeremy remembered an oddball spot he kept random things. In a small box, Jeremy found a key fob that has long since broken off our key rings. He was able to unlock our car! Jeremy and Owen took off to Walmart. He had called earlier to see if a key had been turned in and they said no. They suggested looking in the parking lot around the spot we had parked. Jeremy took off with a mag-lite and tried not look like he was trying to break into cars. He found our key partially under a tire and was able to pull it out! End of car key, lock out drama!
I could also tell you how sweet it was for my in-laws to watch the boys so Jeremy and I could go to see Mockingjay. I brought over 4 bottles. I was ready and prepared for Graham to eat a ton while I was gone. However, I forgot the nipples that go to the bottles. Those are kind of important for actually feeding the kid. Jeremy and I took of quickly for home. We were able to get back to his parent’s house, dropped off the nipples and then made it the movie during the previews. Close call. I’m seriously thinking my brain isn’t working so well right now.
The Christmas season is full swing. This weekend was full of preparations for our kid’s Christmas musical. Even with Jeremy’s crazy work schedule, we were able to get our Christmas tree on Saturday night. Because our house was a bit chaotic at that point, we got the tree up and decorated in record time. Owen is doing a good job of leaving the tree alone. We don’t have a themed tree with expensive ornaments. If he did get a hold of something, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Yesterday was Owen’s first time on stage to perform for the Christmas program. His class sang Jingle Bells. Jeremy ended up on stage with the class because Owen saw him before going on. Owen didn’t really participate. He didn’t love it. He didn’t really jingle his bell or sing. The cute factor came at the end of the song. When the audience started clapping, Owen started to jump, clap and yelled “GOOD JOB!” He got a few laughs with that one.
Those are just some highlights from the last few days. These crazy days… Oh my. Life is zany, but I am thankful. I am thankful for Christmas lights. I am thankful for a warm home and a roof over my head to keep out the rain. I am thankful for supportive family and friends who are helping me hold on to my sanity. I am thankful for a husband who works hard and then comes home and gives our family 110%. I am thankful for the two red cups I got this week with milk-free, soy-free beverages. I am making it. I am blessed.