Thursday, July 20, 2006

Blogging Blahs

Hello, name is Kirsten and it's been 22 days since my last post.... That's how I feel; that I should join a bloggers anonymous group. I mean, I love reading blogs, but I seldom feel the urge to write mine. I guess I tend to write when I'm feeling deep and spiritual. And I've been in a spiritual funk lately, so the writer in me has seemingly disappeared. Plus, my kids hog the computer and I never get a 'turn' anyway. And if I do get a 'turn', then people are hovering over me waiting for me to get off. When I shoo them away, they sit in the living room and fight about who's going to be next to check their email or buy things for their houses and visit yard sales at millsberry.com.

I'm envious of those who just write and journal their every day lives though. Take Lindsey, for instance, her blog is phenomenal!! She's a homeschool mom to a few young children and she has one of the best blogs out there (in my opinion). I have no idea how she finds the time or energy to write all that; but she's great.

I guess that maybe it's just that I feel bogged down by everyday life these days that I don't take the time to find the joy in the little everyday things. We've been travelling for the past few weeks... to New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and in between. I've got this big yard sale/adoption fundraiser thing coming up; which extremely overwhelms me. The garage is a mess; the house is a mess; everything is unorganized (which really bothers me because I'm so anal about things). I'm worried about financing our adoption and wracking my brain for ways to raise money. I've got to finish our homeschool records for the year and get our standardized testing done; nevermind figure out what we're going to do for next year, order curriculum, etc. Since we've been taking a much needed break from school work, the kids just fight constantly... bicker, bicker, bicker. It's hard for a mom to think straight. But I guess it makes sense that I'm in a funk because all this leaves my brain tangled up. It's not an excuse though. I just really need to change my attitude. I need to make more time for the Lord in my brain instead of blocking it up with the worries of life. And I need to look for the joy in the little things.

I covet the prayers of our blog readers; for the peace of God to cover the turbulent waters of daily life with His peace.

3 comments:

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Oh bless your heart, thank you for the sweet comment. Blogging is easy for me because it truly is my hobby and my passion to write...plus our computer is centrally located in the family room and when my kiddos are busy with something I can blog while they're occupied for a bit. I type faster than I speak so that helps too LOL

You are a lovely mom and don't let the blah's get you down. Us homeschool moms have so much on us it is easy to neglect ourselves. Get some time in with the Lord and you will feel refreshed. Some days I realize I've gone all day and missed my quiet time and that makes all the difference.

And...I think it is awesome about your adoption! I would love to adopt, perhaps one day Lord willing....

Veeno said...

You are awseome Kir, and I love you for who you are, not for how clean the house is.

:^)

Stephanie said...

Kirsten-
I will continue to pray for you. I think it pretty normal to go through a blah times, with so much going on and searching for direction. Make sure to give yourself a break- even Jesus needed time to rest and recuperate.

I would be happy to come over and keep and eye on the kids for a little while!
You are in my prayers
Stephanie