Last week was somewhat of a bumpy ride for me. I had a couple of days where I struggled with strong feelings of anxiety/fear. It sent me to my knees and reminded me deep down that my very ability to think sanely comes from the Lord. I can't lift my pinky finger without Him.
I was very thankful for dear friends who prayed with me on the phone and for my husband, whose words of encouragement are often like a wave of relief washing over me. Fear, of any sort (unless it's fear of the Lord), is irrational in the light of God's truth. He keeps bringing me back to what He says...the only thing that's real.
We are enjoying this month where Andrew has weekends off (his schedule changes month by month). Between the studying, interview prep, and licensure application stuff my hubby has to do and family things like laundry, grocery shopping, errands, and church, weekend days are much busier than we would like them to be. But we're together, and that's sweet.
And now for another week! Here's a bit on the planning side, starting with our menu.
Our Dinners for This Week:
Monday--Salad with Olive Cheese Bread (Monday seems to be Pioneer Woman night! Last week it was Penne a la Betsy, which we LOVE).
Tuesday--Valentine's Day Date with my hubby. Some sweet friends called and offered to babysit! Score.
Wednesday--Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccata with veggies
Thursday--Home Group Potluck--we are bringing Quick Crustless Quiche
Friday--Pizza Night with salad
Saturday--Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Curious how I did with last week's goals? Here's the list:
Read 2 chapters of Surrender: Your Key To Spiritual Success.
- Memorize Mark 2:17. Nope. I forgot to write the verse down in a prominent place, and so it didn't happen.
Write Andrew a letter.
- Have 2 learning/activity times with Squishy. I think I did this once?
Work out one time (after my 6 week post-pardum appointment!) and also go for a walk with the kids.
Make a double batch of lasagna. Grate mozzarella cheese for freezer pizza kits. Make snack for playgroup.
- Get up to date on editing February's photos. I got very close to completing this. Then I took tons more photos. Ha!
CLEAN THE BATHROOM. Honestly, this is a weekly goal of mine, but it's been a couple of weeks since it's been really cleaned, and it's reaching bachelor-pad proportions. Scary.
- Memorize Mark 2:17.
- Finish Surrender: Your Key to Spiritual Success.
- Double the Quick Crustless Quiche so I have one for the freezer.
- Wash our sheets and bathroom rugs.
- Exercise x 3
- Walk with the boys x 1.
- Update my recipe binder.
- Get up to date on editing February's photos.
- Have 2 learning/activity times with Squishy.
- Think of something special to do for Andrew.
And with that, I'm off to bed (40 minutes late!). Notice I have not put "go to bed on time" on the goals list yet. Hmmmm.
For fun: What's a cheerful thing you did over the weekend, and what's one goal you have for this week?