Thursday, November 29, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Time out!

  1. tired
  2. cranky
  3. irritable
  4. distracted
  5. raising her voice
  6. forgetting to be polite
  7. leaving her room a mess

All great reasons for a time out but what do you do when it is mommy who needs it?

The worst part about my bad behavior is that Olivia had been politely asking for my attention this last weekend. She even left me a note and casually left it on the floor in my path. I saw her drop something but it took me two hours to finally read it. Not one of my better mommy moments. I told her I loved her and gave her a quick hug. Then went back to my Saturday list of things to do and she went to play with her sister.

I little while later she ask for attention again. I chatted with her for a few minutes got her a snack and then went back to my list. I did play a game with the girls that night but I remember feeling rushed and trying to hurry to finish so I could get them in bed on time.

Sunday was church and then grocery shopping. Olivia had a Brownie activity that afternoon so she and I stayed in town together and had some free time. She wanted to go to Target and look at toys. I remember feeling distracted and thinking about how I was going to get Christmas shopping finished. We then had time in the van to wait for our friends and she ask me to play Barbies. I wrinkled my face so she said forget it.

My heart just aches for a do over. All Olivia will remember from this weekend was that Mommy was too busy to really focus on her. Thanks Jen for reminding me of our message from church. It helped me to slow down and realign my heart with God's plan for me. I now see where God was building in time for the two of us to be together but I was being disobedient. I wrote Olivia a heart felt note and ask for her forgiveness. She read my note then ran in to hug me and let me know I was forgiven. WOW! I'm so thankful for God's grace!



Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Question of the Day

When did pipe cleaners become chenille rods?



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I finally figured out this fancy signature thing with a little help from my tech support!

Virtual Infestation

Dear Fellow Bloggers,
Please excuse Michelle from her blogging absence. Not only has she had a lack of creativity lately but her home has been taken over by these vermin. She is trying desperately to stay on top of her household duties but then must contend with the long wait line for the computer. If your household is free of these critters, she recommends you keep it that way. They are extremely hard to resist: their cute turned up noses, quirky smiles, silky soft coats. They really are just stinkin' cute! They are great pets because your kids care for them via the Internet. It just cuts into your blog time. Thank you for your understanding in this matter!
Sincerely,
Your Long Lost Blog Friend