Tough Times But God is Near

Welcome Dear Reader,

How’s life going on in your part of the world? Do you have a story to tell? If so, do you have a blog? Where is it at? I have all these questions and so little time as it’s bed time lol, but you can leave a comment if you wish and I can check it out later! 🙂 The more the merrier as they say…

As for me, well, summer’s been interesting… and tough. I must say, after being off work (outside the home) for two years, it takes some getting used to. I worked all the time at home of course, but now, with working later hours than I was used to before, and getting used to new responsibilities and a new schedule, I know it’s been taxing on my whole family. The kids for instance – they have been acting up more, and I’m sure part of that is due in part to my being away from home. They are used to me making them their lunch, taking them to the park, doing crafts or playing games etc., but now they must get used to doing things on their own, or with Daddy, though he works from home so it’s not too good for him in terms of getting things done. I know it’s hard on him too, as he’s used to me helping the kids out while he works and now he’s constantly interrupted. That’s part of the struggle with working from home with a family, but sadly few people really understand how hard it is. I appreciate that he can do it, because I know for myself, I find it difficult to concentrate on anything when the kids are around, playing, shouting, running around (and I usually end up feeling guilty doing my own thing, ignoring them). I need to wait until they’re in bed to do stuff that requires thinking, but by then I’m usually out to lunch as my brain says, “Okay, you’ve worked the whole day, now it’s time to shut ‘er down!” I’m sure you can at least relate to that little bit. And don’t even get me started on doing math at night, lol! I’ve tried to help my hubby with taxes, but late in the evening never works very well for me, but sadly that’s the only time I have to help out with this stuff. Let’s just say, its been trying. On top of other things, it’s been a rough summer, but I’m still thankful for all that I have, including a job, as it took 3+ solid months of job searching to finally find something, which is odd for me, but a sign of the times we live in. I know that God will use me in my new position, and He already has. Now I just need to adjust to the new type of atmosphere. It’s different being in ministry. I must say I’m not used to it yet, because this is my first real (paid) job for God, and it’s different than what I’m used to. However, it’s been good, just getting busier by the day, which is awesome, but now I need to practice balance and taking my breaks as I know that it’s good for my health and necessary. ;p That’s just the workaholic side of me stepping in, and my customer service ideals, but this girl has to start looking out for her own health too! Hopefully doing some exercise, and getting back into some personal projects will help with balance – that and spending time with God. Have a great week everyone, and don’t give up; God is with you!!

On another note, my hubby and I have finally been finishing up some TV series’s on Netflix – so far, 24 (a long time coming), BBC’s Robin Hood (well done!), and the Netflix season of Arrested Development (was nice to re-visit the family but felt like more could have been done at the end). Now we’re continuing the 4400, which is a neat series to be sure. Gotta love late night TV time. But morning comes too soon! ;p

Many Blessings,

~Roxy~

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Talking to the wall… a blog wall that is ;p

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So since I have such a bad habit of taking over conversations by talking about my own experiences, and do not wish to do this to anyone anymore, I’ve decided it best to stop talking about myself in reality and start doing it virtually, that way if someone wants to hear about stuff that’s going on in my life they can look it up, otherwise I’ll just assume it’s not worth mentioning. (Really upset at myself right now, my hubby just told me I was doing this all weekend when I thought I had gotten better at just listening to people, but apparently I’ve reverted back to my old ways). Old habits die hard I guess…

So yeah, to start with, I know I’m a total stranger, but even strangers have something interesting to say, (I hope), so here goes: I’m a Christian mother of two children, who is currently a stay-at-home mom, with a hubby who also works from home and who has a passion for helping others and creating stuff. I love to sew, (a self-taught, continuously learning, sewist), craft, garden, bake, draw comics, learn new things, sing, dance, organize stuff, watch movies/shows (Arrested Development on Netflix is a current fave), teach my children, and grow in my faith. There is always something new to work on projectwise, and of course the list keeps growing as I tend to volunteer to make stuff for people, been enjoying making stuff for birthdays and other celebrations instead of just buying stuff, but I have learned over the years that gift-giving is one of my love languages (it’s how I show others I care), and it makes sense that’s why I’ve always enjoyed making things for people since I was a child. It’s something I love to do, and this includes baking cookies for friends and family, as this way I don’t end up eating a whole batch myself and everyone gets a taste too! *grins* But I digress…

Thankfully, there are no hard and fast rules about blogging (that I’m aware), so I be free to express myself without worrying about pleasing anyone (yes, another bad habit I have to stop), and just be myself. So what you read here is the real deal, and I’m happy you can share in my life as a mom. Thanks!

P.S. – I love making homemade smoothies!! Hence the photo above! 🙂 So expect to see some foody links or recipes from time to time!

Sincerely,

Roxy