Today I’m thankful for the WEEKEND. I do like my job … I really do – nice co-workers, not really TOO stressful, and just overall a great position for me. And yet, as in entering any new situation, it takes a while to feel the groove of it, to kind of scope out the people you work with, but I’m thankful to have a job …
But this weekend, I think things finally caught up to me: I’d worked 11 of the last 12 days (since I worked last Saturday) and by Saturday morning I was just feeling BLAH. My head ached allllll day and I was soooooooooo tired! Thankfully, it wasn’t a migraine, but just a dull achy head that made me want to close my eyes and not move.
And yet: I had so much I wanted to do, to catch up on! THEN when Dan finally took the girls away to get milk shakes and Drew was away at a birthday party, I thought I’d have a few hours of quiet … but a voice from my past came back to haunt me: my old neighbor called. Their car was broke down, they needed to get groceries, could I help?? Well, who is to deny a friend in need?? Certainly NOT me after so many people have gone out of their way to help me at times.
As always, with this lady, a trip to the grocery store turns into a ride around the entire city as she thinks up more things that need to get done. And I get it: life without a car is kind of constricting – I’ve been there, done that enough times the last 3 years!!
When I finally got home, Dan and the girls were just getting home … and Drew was home from his party as well. I just went to bed early. Laundry overflowing, dishes not done, and everything basically just kind of a mess. Thankfully, Annie-Belle did take over MiMi’s bath time so at least my kids went out this morning CLEAN!!
And now, I’m thankful for a few hours of quiet. I slept well and hard – for almost 10 hour … but my head still aches and I just don’t feel well. And my husband suggested I stay home from church this morning. Best idea ever. I am pretty sure God understands!
And most of all, I am thankful for a merciful God who knows that we are but flesh – and that surviving in this old world takes a lot out of us. I think it will be so awesome in heaven when we FINALLY have all the time in the world – with no clocks, no bills, and no stress (and no headaches!)!