3 pairs of jeans later…

February 26, 2011

today was one of those days.

it was originally the day we were supposed to get keys for our house. shockingly= didn’t happen. and when i say “shockingly”, i don’t mean it. buying a house in arizona is not for the faint-hearted. or for anyone in a rush. or for anyone who doesn’t like it when things go wrong. cause things can and will go wrong.

chris and i were pretty upset/pissed/not-shocked/annoyed when we got a bunch of e-mails confirming we were not getting our keys today. i don’t know who dropped the ball, i just know it wasn’t our lovely realtor diana (my previous post about her did not jinx the deal!) anyhow, after some time, chris and i were able to see God’s wisdom in it all. it’s supposed to rain on sunday, the day we were planning to move. so now we won’t run into that. we were supposed to have the appliances delivered, the house, and the carpets cleaned, the internet set up, and the cabinets were going to get a facelift too, all tomorrow. after a million phone calls to cancel all of the above, we see there is some benefit in spacing that all out next week, provided that we actually get keys next week…

chris went to the gym with our kids, and i was left at home with two napping little boys. i was so elated to be alone in a quiet house. i opened my journal and i had written down this verse the last time i journalled, and it was staring me right in the eye:
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God the Saviour, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24-25You alone are wise God! thanks for the reminder. the daily reminder.

i only had about 10 minutes of peace and quiet before the boys started to wake up and the day continued to unravel. one of the boys dropped a pretty full bowl of apple sauce on the floor which a lot of that applesauce landed on my jeans and feet. i got thrown up/spit up on. so i changed again. and then topher tried to pee in the potty after his nap, but he didn’t make it all the way so he peed on the bath rug, which is fine, but then the pee didn’t all soak into the rug so when i picked it up a bunch of pee dripped onto me. so i changed again. and with every clothing change, i needed an attitude change again.

today was definitely one of those days. fortunately i am out of my jeans and into my pj pants. the house is quiet. the kids are sleeping. and i don’t have put off packing until next week. i guess things aren’t so bad afterall.

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