Saturday, August 11, 2007

Weekend thoughts

I love Saturday mornings, getting up early when the house is quiet and drinking coffee while doing bible reading and my internet stuff. My kids bedroom doors are "open" which means they are not at home. (see earlier post entitled "Doors") It's nice and cool in the house, thank God, because the past week we've had the hottest weather that I can remember in my lifetime. Every day has been in the triple digits and yesterday we had a high of 106! And they are forcasting a few more days of this intense heat. I think I'll find some good indoor activities.

In reference to my last post, I have a choice right this moment of how I will react to things that will come my way today. Last night after my daughter left to go back to her college town, I realized that sometimes we can't really control our emotional reactions. I felt sad that she and her brother were both gone and the house was so empty. But today, I plan not to dwell on the emptiness I feel, but to stay busy with the things I can do better when everyone is gone. Eddie is still here so we can spend some quality time together. I can start working on recording my music to make my long awaited CD of "Sleep Music." I can start organizing old pictures to get them ready for scrapbooking. I could clean house, but that will probably be at the bottom of my priority list. I much prefer creative activities. Oh yes, I could write some new music. I love days like this when I don't have to go to work, and I don't have to go to Wal Mart and I have a whole day ahead of me to do the things I love! I think I'll get started now.


This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

10 comments:

Amel's Realm said...

HUGS to you, Kathy!!!

Thank GOD that our God understands our sadness and turmoils. It takes time to adjust to something, so don't be too hard on yourself either, OK??? Sometimes we need to "grieve" before we can let go and let God and I'm sure God understands that. :-))))

Kathy said...

Amelia, thanks so much for your encouragement! I actually did grieve last night -- I watched the slideshow on my MySpace page and I let the tears flow. But that's okay, I feel better today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amel's Realm said...

Glad you feel better, Kathy. Yes, sometimes crying does help. May God comfort you throughout the whole process. Have a BLESSED Sunday! ;-D

NeoAuteur said...

With God at your side, you will never be lonely.

DtCtyGrl said...

I, too, like to think about what is ahead - not what is behind. I love my children, have tried to do the best I could as a parent, and know that God has a plan for my children's lives. You summed it up perfect how I feel when I have a whole day to myself - to be creative and enjoy my own new adventures. Like you, as well, I could be doing housework - but . . . creative outlets help me deal with things much better. :)

Sindi said...

I too have been sad but for a different reason but I know with Gods help I can get through whatever problems I have. I sat this morning and prayed for the strength to make it through the day and the strength to bite my tongue when I it needs to be bitten. Cheer up Kat,your blog brings me great joy every day and I love to read it. Thank you for being you:)

Kathy said...

Thanks to each of you for your comments and encouragement!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Kathy,
I think you have reached a stage of "you time"!
God has given you this time for a reason.

Kathy said...

Frasy, yes I agree with you. I am enjoying my "me time"!

Strawberry said...

Those times when your children come home are precious and the sadness you feel when they leave is a reminder to enjoy the time they are home. I sometimes get busy with "stuff" and forget to just sit and enjoy!

Glad you get to have some time just for you. Leave the housework at the bottom of that list. It will be there later! :)