Sunday, January 18, 2015

Just Try to Relax: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, January 18, 2015

Outside my window … A pleasant end to a good day. All is pretty quiet and the skies are clear.

I am thinking... about why people challenge my commitment to Christ when my life and feelings are not perfect.  Lately, it's happened way more than it should, and I'm tired of it.  If I were rolling around in open grievous sin, they would have every right.  But that is not the nature of my infraction.  I stopped blaming others for things and placed the blame where it belongs; on me.  Apparently, that's wrong too.  I can't win.  I know I keep talking about this, but it KEEPS HAPPENING!

I am thankful...

For the bright sunny weather we've had the past few days--with hopefully more to come.

For the friends who will walk, talk, and laugh with me.  I'm looking forward to having some who will let me cry and not be embarrassed and not tell me how not to feel.

In the kitchen...  Still struggling with binge eating.  I'm also struggling with finding something tasty.  Fresh vegetables that taste like something other than water has been nearly impossible to find.  Spring is coming, and along with it yummy food.
I am creating... My creative mojo is at a standstill.  I've got projects to finish, but I'm too tired to fool with them right now.  Plus, I've had customers order things and not pay for them, so that's frustrating.  No, they didn't get the merchandise, but the unsold items are laughing at me.

I should have taken a few weeks off to rest, refuel, and get those creative juices flowing; but I didn't.  Big mistake.

I am going...  nowhere unusual or spectacular.
I am wondering... why I cannot rest, why I cannot receive love.

I am reading... I've not gotten much reading done this week.  *sigh*
I am hoping... for all-around improvement.

I am looking forward to...
 5k season.
I am learning
… sleep and rest are not the same thing.
Around the house... I think I'm going into "Monk" mode and doing some rearranging.  I already started with my bedroom closet.  I didn't do it last week, but I am going to this week.
I am pondering...  my own sanity.  Yes, again.  I'm also wondering about a friend of mine I had to block on Facebook a few days ago.  Weird.
A favorite quote for today... 

"I love to smoke.  I love to eat red meat and I only eat red meat that comes from cows who smoke."  Dennis Leary

"Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift." - Oswald Chambers

One of my favorite things... Good thrift stores.  Yes, there are some bad ones.

A few plans for the rest of the week:   I have no idea.

A peek into my day...  

Yep, sometimes you just gotta laugh to keep from crying.


  1. I just love this post so much! I have been pondering rest this week, and it is so true that rest is not the same thing as sleep, or lying down. Having a mind at rest must be a wonderful thing, I have to work at it, which makes me feel more tired! I think people who know we are Christian tend to hold us to a higher level of not screwing up and doing things perfectly, and then pounce when we fail. It is as if they find this whole relationship with Christ thing is going to wear off for us, or something. Some people I think deliberately try to trip us up. But the only thing that really matters is our personal relationship with Jesus, and even if we do screw up, He still loves us more than anyone else ever could. I have blocked people ( including my own family) on facebook for making me miserable. It is hard isn't it? I would not question your sanity about doing that at all, but I would if you let someone stay in your life who belittles you are bothers you constantly! I hope you have a blessed week!

    1. Thanks. I agree that the world does feel that way. The problem is that it's Christians who are doing this, not people who don't yet believe.

  2. I too have things that people order and not pay for. So frustrating! I guess for even friends/family, payment will have to be made up front from now on!

    1. Oh, yeah. That's why I said this person didn't get their merchandise, but I did go through the effort, time, and supplies to create something. :(