Monday, February 8, 2010

A kid in a candy store...

These days I feel a little bit like a kiddo in a candy store.  Not that I want everything I see, and not even that I see so many things I want.  More like I have my hands in more jars than I can possibly even take from at once.  My mind makes such lofty plans and has grand ideas. Despite the best of intentions I seem to fall short.  Right now I am in the middle of what feels like a million and one very worthy projects.  I want to make sure that Logan's party is planned and shopped for before we leave for vacation later this month.  I need to get treats ready for the kiddos for while we are away. More specifically I would like to leave them each a Build-a-bear with a voice recorder in it so they have a message from us while we are away.  I am SUPPOSED to be planning my high-school reunion which hasn't happened as of yet (SORRY) I am helping a dear friend with a project/fundraiser (WHICH I AM THRILLED TO DO),and  have projects to get ready for MOPS this month (I'm on the steering team for a mom's group), as well as a BBQ to plan with my mom.  All the while I have kiddos, diapers, bills, laundry, cleaning, etc. (just like all of you).  Some days I just don't even know where to start.  Today for example I am in my jammies and haven't even brushed my teeth and it's 4 o'clock IN THE AFTERNOON!  In my past life I would have already been home from a full day of work and would be beginning dinner already!  All that to say, some days I feel like an overwhelmed mama that gets nothing done.  I need to seek the Lord for discernment about which projects are worthwhile, and from HIM and which projects are simply manifestations of my undiagnosed OCD (haha) that ought to be abandoned for more important endeavors.  Fortunately God is the giver of wisdom...of that I can be assured.  Blessings to you all and a big congrats if you made it out of your PJ's today!

3 comments:

Mrs 'Toyo said...

I'm still in my PJ's Tara ;)

God bless

christy said...

I'm sorry Tara... I totally know how you feel. Sometimes I wonder why I try to take anything on other than just be a wife and mama. I know the Lord will give you the strength to follow through well!

Gina Lierman said...

Sounds exhausting. I feel ya’. My husband says that I’m always adding more to do....he is right about that and I’m trying to do less this year. Very hard to do. You do have a lot! I’m glad you gals are having a working/play date thing for the MOPS project. You get the idea and your the one stuck to do it usually, huh? Hang in there Tara. You are just so good at anything you touched. GOD blessed you with your great talents and you share it well. Good luck with all those projects. I did a Construction Themed party for Connor too....LOvED it! Check out the pics from my FB under Birthday Themes to help get you more ideas. I still have my sign if you want to borrow it!