Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Crazy May!

May is a crazy month for me every year! Rachel gets real busy with dance as the recital approaches (and as I alter her costumes and get things ready for pictures and such), baseball starts up for the boys (though just Tyler is playing this year), friends call to make plans as the weather warms and we all come out of hibernation (*wink), and a final push is made in schooling so that we can finish well and early. Somehow next year I need to remember not to take on ANYTHING extra in May. I seem to forget every year!!
Today I woke up and turned on the computer and wrote my little "to do" list over on our Daily thread at T2CHK. Then after a couple cups of coffee I realize I need to add: writing a menu and grocery list, shopping for said groceries, going to Post Office, getting supper in crock pot, updating Rachel's IPOD so she has something to do at today's baseball game, burning a book to CD so that Christian has something to do at the game, bathing dog for his vet appt., correcting papers...you get the idea!
This is why it is so important that I start my day in the Word of God and in prayer, putting God first in my day. If I wait, it won't happen as the craziness starts. If I don't spend that time with God, I get very overwhelmed and downhearted by the busyness. I am a homebody and like to have my head in my projects. I am not easily bored; I can always find something interesting to learn or do. So a busy life is quite a stretch for me! I just want to be HOME! :) At the same time I know I am where God wants me and wouldn't change it all if I could.
So, here is my perspective today:
"Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples."
Ps. 96:1-3
(This just sets my priorities aright and reminds me of what this life is really about! I need to put a song in my heart and declare his glory to everyone I see today!)
I have a couple of pictures to share with you:

This is the scarf I have been working on that I said I would show. I ran out of yarn so I hope to get the yarn tomorrow and then finish up!

This was Rachel yesterday. Our homeschool group provided a Horsemanship Field Trip through a woman who teaches riding lessons. This was Rachel's first time on a horse and boy was she excited!! This horse (Ginger) is a thoroughbred retired race horse! Rachel had such a fun time with the horse and being with some of her friends. I had a great time too, watching her dream come true of riding a horse. :)


Patty H. said...

Hi, thanks for the reminder to keep praise in my heart today.
Rachel looks like she is really enjoying herself on that horse. I wanted a horse so bad when I was younger, never got it. only been on one once.
The scarf is looking good.


Pam said...

Fun to catch up on your blog! BTW, the scarf looks great!

Karen T. said...

HI Patty and Pam! Thanks for visiting!! I just got my yarn to finish the scarf last night...very exciting! ;)