Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm missing all my friends in Blog-Land!

I am on my hubby's laptop for only the 2nd time in the past two weeks. We've torn our house upside down and inside out and are just now putting things back together. We had our upstairs floors finished (hardwood floors were hiding under carpet). Hubby and I moved all the furniture downstairs and tore up the carpet from about 5pm to 2am Sunday a couple weeks ago. Then we took the kids to the Hot Springs Pool and hotel for the night. We got home the next night at about 9pm but we couldn't get in our house because the front room floors were still wet and we didn't have a key to the back deadbolt. We had to stay at another hotel! Then within 2 days of having the hardwood floors re-finished, we had carpet installed downstairs. That meant bringing all of the upstairs- things back upstairs and moving all the downstairs things to one half of the downstairs or upstairs so they could lay carpet. The carpet was finished Saturday afternoon and we had my extended family (27 of us) over for a late Christmas party that night. WOW! Crazy timing. My hubby was so sweet though to do this and to think to do this before all my relatives came over.
I will write more now that I have more regular access to the laptop. Hopefully I will SOON have my computer back up. 3 out of the 4 kids beds are up. We still have a fish tank in our bedroom, but it is no longer blocking my dresser (I've been rewashing the same 2 or 3 outfits).
I just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about you and I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I miss you guys! I'm anxious to get back into the Biblical Submission Bible Study. For now it feels like a major accomplishment just to post this much!
<3 Jenny

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I was in my kitchen preparing chili, contemplating my sticky floors and cluttered counters. Maybe if I played a game with myself I could get motivated to clean my kitchen and keep it clean? I thought, "Oooh, what if someone was coming to my house? Someone like a King or someone really important." Then it hit me. Duh! Who is more important to me than my husband? Ouch! Really, why do I rush to clean the house when company is coming, but allow it to get this bad for my hubby and dear children. In my kids' words, "That's not fair!"
My New Year's Resolution is only this, to run all things through the following priority filter (thanks to Sunny!): God First, then Husband, Kids 3rd, House 4th, Ministry 5th.
My hubby and I are going to take an evening this next week to talk and create a plan for 2009. We've been haphazardly flopping this way and that. Getting things done as they hit us, but not really with plan or purpose. No more! It's time we use the resources that God gives us for Him and for His plans rather than for our whimsies.
Having said all this.... please pray! :)