Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Putting Things Into Perspective

Somehow, the last ten days completely got away from me. These things tend to happen to me around extremely busy and/or stressful times. But, even though the last ten days have been a total whirlwind, I can't help but feel like I've been given a new perspective on some parts of my life.
  • When I'm busy, the first few things I tend to neglect turn into blogging, laundry and grocery shopping. Not necessarily in that order, but how is it that I choose to neglect anything having to do with cooking and eating?
  • When B is home, I think I some times take advantage of the daily time we have together. Too often I let a whole week slip by without making time for 'us,' and then I don't even realize it until he goes out of town for three days and I miss him terribly!
  • While we were in Florida over New Year's, I wanted to grab a copy of the new daily devotional book that the church we attend down there just released. In typical Pam fashion, I forgot to do so while I was there, so my Mom grabbed one for me. I picked it up while I was back there this past weekend and seeing the book gave me a brand new appetite for daily devotions! I have already let too many days go by while neglecting this, and I need to start holding myself accountable! How and when do you make time for your devotions? Waking up early? Reading over coffee while your family eats breakfast? I'd love to know!
  • My DVR. First of all, I still swear I don't know what I did without it, but now? It fills up week after week and I can never catch up. What do I record all of these shows for anyway? It's my total guilty pleasure to watch basically every reality program under the sun, but is it taking away from more important things in my life?
  • Meal Planning. This is definitely one of my favorite things. Cooking a meal that my little family enjoys is very close to my heart, but I have been lacking in the creativity section lately. So many of you awesome ladies post recipes and pictures of your amazing meals, and I think it's time to step up my game again!
  • Decorating my house. Oy. Does it ever end? I am bombarded every day with emails from Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel and the like, with coupons and images of items that I need want for our home. I never thought I would stop buying clothes in order to buy a beautiful set of Willow House wall sconces for our bedroom, but it happened :o)
  • But, most of all, these last view months have helped me to gain perspective on how lucky I am that God chose this life for me. Over the last year, I have been blessed beyond measure; a new husband, a puppy, a house and starting my own business, just to name a few. Over the last few weeks I have been trying to live in the moments where I feel like I have got to be one of the luckiest girls in the world, and for that, I try and remember to thank God each day.

Thanks for listening to my endless rambling on this Tuesday. What are you thankful for? Any new perspective that you've come to realize lately?
Happy Tuesday, Lovelies!!


Darby Hawley said...

Sounds like you've been busy girl! But the fun kind of busy!

Lindsey said...

You have a great outlook love!! Amongst all the craziness you find what is truly important!!!

Anonymous said...

Reading you post made me think... We never eat dinner at our kitchen table... we always sit out by the TV with the TV trays and that's not how I want things when we start having kids... I have lots of thoughts right now so I'm thinking a blog post is in order instead of unloading on your comment box :-)

Lena said...

I can always tell when I'm super busy because the first thing to usually go is the blog! I have started doing a devotional every morning, and I usually do it in my car on the way to work (it's a listening one)...it's been super nice to have that time in the morning! Good luck getting back into your groove!

Angela said...

I need to start picking up the little books at the end of mass during..and actually taking the time to do devotionals.
I do make the time on Sundays to get to mass early (7am) before everyone wakes up and after the gym to go and have 45-50 minutes of peace.

On another note...I love whoever invented the DVR...it always fills up!

Hope you have a great week!

Katie said...

I don't think decorating a house ever ends when your our age. We have so many wants and ideas (thanks to pinterest!)

Also, I read from my google reader and am just seeing how cute your blog layout and design are!!! ADORABLE!

B F said...

Oh i hear ya girl on all of this. and the home decor?? pinterest sure doesn't help either :)

Sarah@grownupnow said...

Hah, the first things I neglect are blogging, laundry, and grocery shopping when I'm busy too! I can't even tell you how behind I am with laundry. Ugh.

Unknown said...

I think family devo's are the sweetest thing ever! Writing that down to do with my little family...when that happens :)