Monday, May 25, 2009

 My productivity

In the last few days I have: Grown a bit Finished preliminary ideas on my book Begun to Learn where to go next in the process Gotten a little intimidated by the whole thing - but very pleased with getting my ideas out on paper. Pretended that singing in front of a couple hundred people isn't absolutely terrifying Had fun Wasn't too terribly nervous Wrote an article for our church's women's ministry newsletter Really enjoyed the process Started brainstorming for next months article Started working on an outline for facilitating discussion in our young couples Sunday school class in a few weeks Started to think it may be a little bit scary to go where I am going with it Felt very led to go there anyway - pretty sure it will be a good thing Started lists for our camping trip with my entire family (19 of us) next weekend Very excited that we will all be together Fun to see all four of my guys giddy about the trip Wrote a song Sent it to a guy from church who has composed his own music before Was delightfully surprised when I heard the song put to music Went camping in the yard again Had a fun bon fire Took Jay on a surprise shopping trip for fireworks and sparklers Was exasperated at Jay for stalling at nap time yesterday and coming up with an all new excuse for not sleeping: "It feels like there's a stick in my eye!" Felt bad for my exasperation when two hours later his eyes were red, puffy, and oozing some kind of grossness Took him in to the after hours clinic and waited 2 hours for the pink eye diagnosis Had a hard time finding a pharmacy that was open Finally got the medicated eye drops Now has to hold down a screaming and kicking four year old every 3 hours to administer eye drops Started thinking about baby names For the first time in my life came up pretty blank (Very strange thing for me) Planned to make four fleece blankets for the Interfaith shelter Only got one done Finally gave in to the exhaustion that had been tempting me Much still needs to be done - but I have a very fulfilled satisfaction at the productivity going on around here Dave has been making several trips to a friends house to collect wood from trees they are cutting down. We are well prepared for next winter and likely getting a head start on the following one. It's been a busy household over here! How was your weekend?


Anonymous said...

Girl, I cannot believe you are doing this much while pregnant! I was so tired during my 1t trimester I was doing good just to get a shower. Way to go!!

Hope Jay's eye gets better soon!

Katarina said...

WOW! That's a whole lot of stuff.
Here's hoping that you are finding time in the midst of the productivity to be still and rest.
Have a wonderful time camping with everyone!

Heather of the EO said...

Yes, what Rachel said! :)

Stacey said...

Wow a book!! Good to see you going on with your dreams!!!

Love your family Love your life!!

Have a great family campout!

Lindsay said...

You continue to make the most of every minute of every day!!

Lots and lots of great stuff going on in your world!! :)

Aminta said...

Busy lady.
Beautiful family.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Have you been told that you are precious yet today?
You are.
Yes, you.
Weird comment?
But, I mean every word.

Little Candle said...

Wow! You are doing amazing things!
So proud of you!

Amanda said...

oh much going much much much to keep track of. and i simply love and adore the little picture of your growing belly...oh my! :)

Debbie said...

Color you productive! I feel like the slug I am:)

dani said...!!!
much love,
dani xxxxx

Angela said...

You are amazing!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

It sounds like you are ONE PRODUCTIVE woman!!!

I can so relate to your frustration with your little man during nap time! Oh my, we do run around in circles.

I just found your blog and I've been delighted!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Um, hello? Girl with whom I share a brain?? How did I not know you sang? And in front of people? You are my hero, because that is something that is SO difficult for me (not the singing, because I can't do that, not one little bit, but just the getting up in front of people....)

And...your book! Yay! I hope we get to talk about this a little bit - I am so proud of you for pursuing this.

Can. not. wait.

11 more days!