How did things go at your house today? Did your week get off to a normal start? Were things thrown off kilter by something out of the ordinary? How did you manage the change? Did you let anger fester because your plans were ruined? Were you grumpy and unkind because things did not go according to your expectations?
It happens to all of us, doesn't it? It's difficult sometimes to just "go with the flow" and manage the crisis without getting all out of sorts.
I know that the only way I can handle the normal interruptions of life is with the Holy Spirit as my "internal governor". I need that "ballast" on the inside to stablize my ship when it's tossed about by a storm.
I'm certainly not perfect at maintaining a peaceful spirit in times of turmoil, but I do try to handle each new wave of change with a belief that my God is in charge of every aspect of my life. No matter what happens, it is never out of His control.
Today I "managed" my house all by my little lonesome…well, until after noon, anyway, when Doug came home.
Ike's caregiver could not be here today. Her mom is very sick and in the hospital, so she went to spend some time with her this past weekend.
So, I did Ike's 9 a.m. feed, and his first clothing change, and many, many, many minor adjustments that he insisted were absolutely necessary. 😉
Needless to say, my day seemed a little out of sync due to that schedule change. Add to that the fact that my laptop is acting up again, and you can see that my day was definitely not according to my normal routine for Mondays.
It is nice, thought, isn't it, to be completely out of your ordinary schedule – occasionally? I think so, anyway. I really enjoyed my morning – just me and my boy.
By the way, this weekend, I got a great start to one of my 2012 goals. I've entered a "blog party" for jewelry makers. Aaaaaaaaand…I am blogging again on my jewelry blog and you can read all about the party here.
I am very excited to be back at my desk, working on my jewelry again.
Here's hoping that Tuesday is a little more "normal" than today! 🙂