|I have the BEST job in the entire world.|
That leaves 10%--about an hour or two. I have to choose between running, writing, and deeper cleaning. So, I've mostly been running and then do a lengthy blitz of deeper cleaning (the vacuuming, dusting, bathrooms, etc) once a month or so. Sometimes, like this last weekend, Jason helps me with that. Jason is AMAZING about helping me with the home, by the way. I'm so, so blessed. Some guys are jerks who think that the home is the woman's entire job and he shouldn't have to help except in extreme circumstances. Jason tells me repeatedly that his number one concern is that I focus on being the best mother to Roger that I can. His explicit reminder to me is he'd rather help with housework and have a happy, well developed son and joy filled mama of a wife than a clean house with a grouchy, neglected son and stressed out, guilt ridden mama.
One other thing I do that takes most of Roger's main nap each day is enter a bunch of online sweepstakes. Not freaky schemes, the real deal. In fact, here's where I learn about most of them:
Queenbee Sweepstakes Blog
So far my only win has been a free Wholly Guacamole product but I figure that even if I only win one "big" thing a year, hopefully over the thousand dollar range, then it's worth the 30 minutes a day to enter each one. Right now I have about 60 I enter; I only enter for things I actually want (rarely do I enter ones where I have to "like" a Facebook page because that annoys me!). They're everything from various HGTV dream home giveaways to toys for Roger to cash prizes to electronics to gift cards to trips to Italy, NYC, etc. I don't place my hope in them, for sure, but if I win something eventually then that would be lovely. I do have to say that definitely cuts into my writing time, though!
As for the running: it's been going well! I have a lot I want to say, but it's better saved for a later post. I'll resist the temptation to dive in now, but I keep being amazed at what I can do! And Jesus has been continually working out his redemption in my heart regarding body, weight, exercise, food, all of it! It's been good but so hard. So many issues just come up again and again. Really looking forward to that post, though!
|If you have Pinterest then you've likely seen this|
17,811 times but it rings true to me :)
So that's that. Not deep, just a real explanation of what's been up with me! I feel the longing in my soul that comes when I'm not writing, though, so I plan to be more intentional and get at least one to two posts a week, minimum, even if I have to actually schedule it in. I'm loathe to box myself into schedules but sometimes it's needed! Pray that I'll have wisdom and a soft heart toward Jesus for that, if you don't mind :)