I know it has been forever since I have blogged. I am in a funk. I am a true extrovert so usually being around people fills me up but for the last 3-4 weeks everything seems like an effort. I have been quite a hermit and enjoying it. I don’t want to talk on the phone, read, blog, read blogs, be social, go out, exercise, nothing. I know poor me. Don’t pity me, just trying to explain my silence and lack of communication.
I am sure it will pass but if I randomly blog and am inconsistent during this season, I am asking for grace. I am excited about Christmas and loving celebrating this time with my boys. Just can’t seem to shake the funk. When I am social I have done a pretty good job at faking my funkiness and not being Debbie Downer for the most part, but if you happen to see me out and about in my overalls, just know I am having a less than best day.
On to better news. Updates are: We had a terrific Thanksgiving with my sister Kelly’s family in Charleston and then the rest of the weekend was busy with housework but fun, restful family time. We celebrated Eli’s upcoming bday w/ Mark’s side of the family. My little rockstar received a miniature drum set, electric guitar and microphone. Now he is asking Santa for a keyboard:) Seriously he rocks out. I will share pics soon.
Mark organized the attic and reinsulated it Wow, I know! He is now in Orlando for training until the 12th. We miss him tons already but also are so jealous that he is so close to Disneyworld! Eli has been fighting a nasty case of bronchitis with fever for almost a week but he finally seems to be on the better side of it and we are also in day #3 of big boy pants. Mommy is finally getting off her duff and pottytraining:)
Also my great bro, Karl, inspired me to focus more on Advent this year with my boys. We have a fun calendar castle that we do every day of December where we have a question for the boys that relates to the Christmas story. This is fun but learning about Advent and celebrating it has been our new addition to this. I went to buy an advent wreath but howdy those are expensive so we just bought little candles, three purple, one pink and a white one and put them on a pretty candle plate and voila it works just as well.
So we are focusing on this season of preparing our hearts for the Advent (the Coming) of our Emmanuel. This week’s candle is the Prophecy candle of Hope. My goal this weekend was to come up with some verses for Advent as well. My great friend Jenny provided these for me though on her blog today. I also found a neat women’s devotional/Bible study focused on Advent that I am trying to work on as well.
I have so much to be thankful for and God is so good to me and mine. I realize I need to be better at discipline and balance. Perhaps this has to do with my funk:) So with that being said instead of staying up forever on the computer I am off to put my little house in order, spend some time with the Reason for this season and then hopefully get the rest I need to clear my head and be the momma my little men need in just a few hours. That’s silly it may be just a few minutes:) Thanks for hanging in with me friends!