Five on Friday

1.  I’ve had a hard time this week.  Mostly just doing a lot of self-nitpicking, trying to figure out where I’m going wrong with giving each of my responsibilities 100%.  I’m feeling a bit frustrated by how many things I want to do, but can’t.  And it is odd that me, the communicator and lover of words, can’t even put it into words what exactly I am feeling.  Frustrated is the only word that really comes to mind.

2.  And then I read my friend’s blog post on ‘how do you do it all?’ and, well, felt like she was talking directly to me. Maybe I’m putting too much focus on doing the wrong things?

3.  In my self-nitpicking I keep picturing this image of myself that my mother-in-law helped me  take for a project/campaign going on over at Clickin Moms.

It comes right down to the fact that “I am a Believer” and when I’m spinning in circles trying to get a grasp on things my faith HAS to be what stabilizes me.  Because anything else that I try to grasp for comfort or answers, just isn’t going to do.

4.  I am determined to start being excited about Christmas, and I think getting out tomorrow on my own to get shopping will help.  Isn’t that crazy that the idea of shopping on a Saturday in December excites me?  I wish it didn’t take that to get me excited for Christmas, but right now, it does.  🙂

I get to get my hair cut, too and judging by the scraggly ‘do you see on me above, it is much over-do.   Again, I’m excited.

5.  On a cuter, brighter, less Lacey-Downer-note … Kaden likes to make anything he can into a bow … bow-n-arrow, that is.

One day closer to him being two-years-old.  *sigh*  Does that mean I don’t have a baby anymore??

I think that is something I might try to be excited about, too.  🙂

Enjoy your weekend!


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  • Lori K - I just love every image you post… Thought I’d mention that… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mom - Kari’s post was very inciteful. I remember many years ago when I was busy with three little children, Christmas time was stressful and almost depressing for me. As a result I stopped sending out Christmas cards before Christmas…my letters weren’t too cheerful. I started sending New Year’s cards instead…sometimes they went out as late as Valentine’s Day or even St Patrick’s Day. But they always went out, each with a happy Christmas photo and a more upbeat letter. We just need to remember to put Christ first in Christmas!

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  • heidi - I can relate to 1!!! 😉 Kaden is such a cutie…Jude is all about turning things into guns, making the bullet sounds, lol!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maren - I am with you so often on this one Lacey :0)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - You described me to a T in your first point. You put it into words better then I ever could, since I’ve so been at a loss for words the past few weeks. Thoughts race through my mind and yet when I go to talk about it or write about it, I’m at a loss. Add to that being on the verge of tears most of the time… I lean on my faith. And remain hopeful. Hang in there. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Buys - You are inspiring!!!!ReplyCancel

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