Tuesday, December 3, 2013

rough days and new seasons

yesterday was one of those days, friends.

not great.

i foolishly thought i could get some cyber-monday shopping done with my cup of coffee and pj's before school started. i whipped through amazon like a pro and announced school should begin- only 40 minutes behind our usual schedule.

and then things began to fall apart.

right around the same time that i realized i had taught samuel an entire lesson from last year's math curriculum, jason called me and asked me if i had meant to ship my entire amazon order to my parents house in texas.

no. i had not meant to do either of those things.

you can imagine the gradual slow decline that followed in the hours to come. so that- by about 7pm- i declared the day over. ready to try again. let's start over.

so i'm here today to perform a little exercise. some pictures-- reminders-- of all the good we've had of late.

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oh how i love thanksgiving.

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post-feast calm

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and walk in the woods

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the start of a new season.

december holds so much potential. i'm hoping to hold it all loosely. (those expectations get me in trouble every time). to anticipate joyfully and have eyes open to see what is right in front of me.

whatever the days may hold.

1 comment:

Amber K said...

Today was my turn, Jo. Late start, crying baby, things taking longer than I planned, spilled drinks, and late to bed. But God was so gracious to allow me to not lose it and just keep trusting in HIS plan for my day. Such a work of his grace... totally not me!

I love that you end your post in thankfulness, remembering the good things. Such a good reminder. Thanks again for being so open.