Thursday, September 29, 2011


An hour till bedtime and the kids are jumping on the trampoline in the dark.  Not a wonderful winding-down activity.

For school today we did workbooks and an online game called spent.

Not the most productive day, as I was crazy busy with doctor's appointments. And... more looming tomorrow.

 Yesterday, I was a stress case.  I hate having to do things, having to go places.  I'm more inclined toward quiet and home.  I don't like running.  And the tension it was causing me was unbelievable. On top of the doctor's appointments I also had to go to the MVD.  Oh my goodness.

 But sometime in the midst of all that brain chaos, I just began praying for serenity.

I'd been striving for gratitude to no avail.  And then I realized that before I could be grateful, I just had to accept.

And by the grace of God, this morning came and I was totally at peace.  I went to the first appointment, got in and out, lickety split.  Went to the MVD and only waited forty-five minutes and then home, back to a different doctor and finally home again.  But it's all good.  By the time it was all said and done, all I could do was laugh when the doctor called and added two more visits to my 'itenerary' tomorrow.  Whatever.

Acceptance, right?

Submission for Sepia Scenes

and then, she {snapped}


  1. Very pretty picture! Quite peaceful! Hope everything goes well!

  2. I really need to reread this about once a week. I am exactly the same way. I'd rather be home than anywhere and I dread it when I have places I need to go. Beautiful photo. The light is lovely.

  3. I know it is hard to go with it some time, to accept things as they come. I love to stay home, relax and do the things I need to do. When I have to run here and there I feel exhausted before even starting.
    But some things have to be done and if we do it with a smile and a positive mind, it makes them go faster.
    Beautiful photo - the colours are amazing (lovely even when the road is uncertain). Take care