Sunday, August 27, 2006

Herding Cats

Do you ever just sit back sometimes and wonder if God picks you out of a crowd, and decides it's your week to learn something... anything?

And, when you don't seem to get it the first time ... He loves you enough to keep trying ... and trying ... and trying?

This past week has been one of those - I didn't just get hit by the stupid stick, but by the whole darn forest - weeks, I think. If anyone could wear out the Almighty, it seems it was me.

I've been getting abit complacent over the last couple of weeks, in things church-y because of my schedule. Things at work have picked up, which means I have been online and working 18 hours a day ... and watching my Bloglines e-x-p-l-o-d-e. I currently have 237 things to read and comment on. 2.3.7. Yikes! I'm sooooo behind on all of your lives, and I miss you tremendously!

On top of work this week, let's take a look into the Magic Mirror and see what else has happened ....

  • Saturday and Sunday were spent fighting the fight for school supplies and back to school things. The high point came, though, when Kati tried on "the ugliest green shift I've ever seen Mom" and pronounced she l-o-v-e-d it! Being the self-righteous, told-you-so-mom that I am, I made her proclaim "Mom, you were right! This shirt is awesome" just loud enough for all the other tired, battle-weary moms around the dressing rooms to hear ...
  • Monday was an 18 hours work day, interspersed with breaking up the back-to-school fights jitters while ...
  • Tuesday was spent as a 12 hours work day, filled with "what if no one remembers, likes, tolerates, hangs out with me" discussions.
  • Oh, and we got a puppy. Sparky, the Wonder Pup - a cute, little Golden Retriever pup. The kind that doesn't sleep through the night?
  • Oh, and there was that huge fire that started Tuesday night close enough for us to pack up the house and cars, again, to prepare for evacuation.
  • Wednesday sees us racing the kids to school and kicking them to the curb for 8 hours dropping our beloved youngsters off for 8 hours of intelligent study and high-level social interaction. Then, we go home to check the status of the fire - and find out we have no power. Now, did I mention it's 101 and the humidity levels are high? Ugh. Evidently, the main feeder lines to Billings are in danger, so they had to fireproof them - which means no power for s.e.v.e.r.a.l hours. J and I set it out for 2 hours, then get out and go to a coffee ship, with air conditioning, on the side of town with power for 2 hours until the kids get out of school. No internet, no power, nothing until about 4:15 that night. Ugh.
  • Thursday and Friday are a blur of work 18-20 hours, sleep and start over, as well as watching this thing happen with my foot - where it's numbing and swelling for no reason. Another thing to chat with the Dr. about Monday ...
  • Last night, I broke a tooth. First time ever. Ugh.
I have to laugh ... really, I do. I am, by far, not a drama queen.

But, this week has felt alot like herding cats.

So now, I will take the rest of the afternoon to simply sit here and revel in catching up on my Bloglines ... to see how everyone else's week has been going.

I've missed y'all ...


Blogger Troy & Tara & Tribe said...

I have just been checking your blog out for a bit ... I am wondering how you cross out a word like you did on this post. I have a blogspot blog but have no idea how you get it to do that.

I like your blog, glad I found it.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Herding cats is the perfect expression! I'm going to have to start using that one--a lot.

I'm sorry your weeks has been crummy. It makes the good ones so much better, doesn't it?

6:22 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Well, I'm glad you're back and all in one piece, if not peace. You've had a plateful! I've been thinking about you and praying, and... how 'bout I just keep doing that?

Love you!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous eija said...

Hmm... seems that my life has been a bliss, after all...

You must be a superwoman to survive all that! But to take a new puppy when the school starts... I mean really, I love dogs and pups, and goldens specially, but - that's just not wise! But then again, when is it ever? *grin*

3:44 AM  

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