Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Checking In

Hi all
Just a hello since Pat misses me so much...:) Life is still busy and complicated. I am trying to treat my life as a business and get organized...more organized than I have been in years....believe it or not, I used to be fairly anal...but by the grace of God and the hard knocks of life I have learned to loosen up...maybe too much..:) where I once cleaned the bathrooms almost daily now they are lucky to be throughly cleaned once a month....(what are those clorox tablets for anyway??), and where the carpets once got vacuumed every week they now get "picked up" when there is obvious lint in view (why do you think I got that multi-colored berber??) ...hey, I'm all about efficiency and streamlining...and I discovered that if I vacume...or clean the toilet or dust or whatever...it will just have to be done again... SOON...so why bother....,very often anyway...LOL...
...Sigh..I've come to the conclusion that some order must be restored...not necessarily in how often i clean (I've moved on to bigger issues)...but in how I manage my time...and paperwork....and money....so be warned...changes are happening! But boy, this re-arranging of one's life sure is time consuming! And on the side I'm still the wife, mom, housekeeper, bill payer, grocery shopper and errand runner....:) not to worry...I've learned to delegate (partly contributory to my slack attitude of the past I'm sure :-)) but then again very healthy for my renewed business like persona, which is how I manage to pack SO much into my days. :)

anyhooo...just stopping in to say I'm still alive...God is still hanging on to me...some days by a thread I think, but He's got good thread apparently....I still talk to Him, still need Him, still want Him and it seems to be mutual....thank God...(and I mean that quite literally) one of these days I'm gonna write a book about Him hanging on to us....
I miss you all but I do get by to say hi, don't I? :) I don't want to lose you as friends...and one of these days you will be able to see the fruit of all my labor....I promise!

Isn't this pic of two of my girls adorable!

18 comments:

Amy said...

jadasgigi, Love the picture. I have been trying to get organized myself. What a job it has turned out to be. I will keep on keeping on anyway. Glad you checked in. :)

Joni said...

So good to read a new post from you. I try to check in every day! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your encouraging comments keep me blogging.

And your girls are stylin'! Cute pic!

Bek said...

adorable. great to hear from you. i know God is doing great stuff. even in the "hang" time. :)

donna said...

adorable girls....indeed! i just de-cluttered my life...tis a job

Pat said...

I really do miss you!
I will give you credit for visiting and leaving comments, I love to read what you have to say, and I guess I'll have to be satisfied with your snipet sized bits 'o wisdom!
Loved the picture - I'd say it was frame worthy for sure!

Mrs. Mac said...

Wow ... life changes can take some time to become permanent habits! Hoping and praying that you hang in there while you reorganize your life, schedule, housework. Blessings!

Goody said...

What a couple of doll faces! great photo!
I am not as interested in cleaning as I once was. Plus I seem to collect so much stuff that ends up setting around...you know?
I could co-write a book on the Lord hanging on and never letting go.
I look forward to your posts Cheryl! You are a beautiful, holy sister!

Kim said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!

Organization is always a good thing. And ya for the Lord not letting go!! I'm thankful for that!

Margie said...

I really miss you too, but love that you still visit! still praying for you!

Tammy said...

Beautiful pics! I think life is nothing but a bunch of collecting and purging...never ends. Don't forget to take time out for you...take care!

HeiressChild said...

hi cheryl, very beautiful pic of your girls--a kodak moment, for sure. reading this post made me smile because it reminds me of me. i'm learning to loosen up a bit also, and sometimes i feel like i went from one extreme to the other, but i'm finding my balance, though i'm not sure so well at times. *lol*

i even had to get organized in my blogging because i love it, yet it's so time consuming. either i blog and do nothing else, and i do other things and don't blog. i want to have my cake and eat it too. *lol"

Becky said...

checking in-back at ya!

MugwumpMom said...

Yes your girls are lovely! Those eyes!
I hear ya - there seems never enough time in the day. Looking forward to that book! He sure does hang onto us whether we know it or not.

Scott said...

Congrats on loosening up on the standards a bit. I think being too rigid with chores creates a tense lifestyle. And yes, your girls are too cool for school!

Amydeanne said...

ohhhhhhh that is a beautiufl picture!
and I hear you about order! I so need some again!

Vicki said...

Beautiful girls! Let me know when you get organized ...I need some help. LOL....sending warm hugs.

Drea said...

That photo is adorable!

ame said...

:)

i am SO with you ... on ALL of it!!!

and LOVE the pic :)