Sometimes I feel that this should be a series all of its own – simply because Monday seems to be the only time I truly have to sit and blog. I think about it often but life is just so busy – and how in the world did it get that way?
(Especially since I just cut over 10 work hours a week out!)
Mondays I don’t have to go into the office until 10.
I love that.
I actually look forward to Mondays now because I know that I can ship the kids off to school and catch up. It’s my time.
Most of the time, I’m watching the Today Show and working online but it’s just nice to be able to do so in my living room. There’s no rushing. I can collect my thoughts.
Realistically, it’s my recharge from the weekend.
But I especially love it this morning for two reasons…
(a) our Halloween party at church was last night. I spent the entire day at church helping to set up. I’m very fortunate to have a team of people who really get into this. We had a mini haunted house set up in the nursery and the food? Oh my word! Seriously. People kept telling me I did a great job.
The only thing I did was the games, a little Jesus message, and told some people.
Beyond that it was all God and those that pitched into help.
I have a lot of thank you notes to write today when I go in.
I was floored by the turnout. And we had a boatload of fun!
But I’m t-totally exhausted and I know my family has to be, too. I’m truly grateful to have a husband and kids who stand beside me in ministry.
I got paid to be at church all day yesterday and they did not. But yet, they were there and they were helping… even Thing 4. Amidst her constant chatter, she set up chairs, hung up decorations and kept on going. I’m blessed to have a family that all have huge servant’s hearts.
We were all in bed early last night.
So that’s one reason I’m glad I have a late start on Monday. I need this time to decompress and recharge for this week.
and then there’s reason (b)
Hurricane Sanday… aka Frankenstorm.
Y’all… I have no idea what this storm is going to bring us. I can hear the wind outside. I know I had to send my children to school in winter coats this morning.
I’m watching the Today Show and just hanging on to every word that they are saying — watching. I know we aren’t going to get the worst of it. But I know we’re getting the winds.. and the winds on our trees? Well….
And honestly, we’re just going to pray that nothing major happens. Because I never did make it to the grocery store this weekend. I kept trying, but there was no time.
So, we’ll see.
The hubs just texted me “Snow!”
It’s kinda exciting. Of course, he works southwest of here, and I’m sure we’ll just get rain.
It’s the wind that scares me.
Our whole house shakes.
And then there’s that gift of God in the front yard. You know? The one that is so pretty?
Those leaves? All gone. And it’s a little close to the house.
But we’re just praying that everything will be okay.
Right now, I’m wrapped up in a blanket like a cocoon and just watching all I can on TV.
And praying. Not just for us, but for my friends that are in Philly, New Jersey, and New York.. among others.
I have plenty of time to go to the grocery store this morning or tonight, but I don’t want to go out side in this. :(
I shouldn’t whine. My hubs is working outside in this. He could blow off a roof!
I’m such a baby.
Yup! I’m owning it.
So how about you? Will Frankenstorm affect you at all?