You know that feeling when you’ve been going a million miles an hour and then suddenly–BOOM, there’s the brick wall. Your face smacks it and you just feel like you’ve been run over by a freight train?!? The last few days I’ve been going, going, going…and this morning I was sleeping so hard when the alarm went off I just wanted to stay curled up in my nice, warm bed. (So naturally I hit snooze!)
After a fairly busy work week last week, Friday morning I had a photo shoot with Natasha (some new professional head shots for myself), then a doctor’s appointment. My friend Michelle was kind enough to watch Drake for me in the morning.
When we got home, I made lunch for us, Drake went down for his nap, I did like seven loads of laundry, and when Drake woke up around 2, Floyd was home a short time later. Friday evening, we had Skype sessions with both my parents and grandparents. Saturday was a bit more relaxing, but somehow the weekend just flew by in a flash like it always does.
Sunday, I worked a long 10+ hour day going to Dubuque and back, and Monday another long 11+ hour day going to Des Moines in back. Yesterday, my photographer forgot he was supposed to come in early for the Des Moines shoot, so I ended up having to run around and load up all of our gear, then head to his house and beat on the door to get him out of bed and ready to go! Thankfully, with the exception of our satellite truck dying to prevent noon live shots, the rest of the day was pretty smooth sailing. But I didn’t get home until about 5:30, then helped Floyd finish up dinner, and went to church for a small group leader meeting. So I didn’t get too much time with my boys at all yesterday. The good news—I came away from that church meeting feeling a bit renewed. There was some great encouragement about doing a better job of being a blessing to others, and more intentionally invitational to include others into our circle from our work place to our own neighborhoods. There’s so much we can do to better represent Christ in our everyday lives. I’m excited to share all those findings with my group members.
I could tell Floyd was extremely exhausted last night, and I hope he had a good night’s rest. I feel bad that he’s been a little neglected the past few days in the busyness of things going on in my life. This weekend, we have the KWWL holiday party, and next weekend my parents are in town. Hopefully we can sneak in a date night then too, since we’ll have grand-babysitters in house. I hope Floyd never forgets how much I appreciate his relentless dedication and support of me and my crazy world. He’s been by my side through so much I could go on for days about. I know from time to time, we’ll both hit the brick wall. We’ve just got to take a deep breath, pick ourselves back up, and feel restored in our wonderful loving family dynamic. There’s no place I’d rather be.
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This post was written by kmashek on January 15, 2013