Monday, June 26, 2017

The weekend I went through a half tank of gas....

Is it bad that I was busier in the 2 days of this weekend than I was for the 5 days at camp?

Thats bad....

& I'm exhausted.  Especially because I'm now doing Monday on less than 3 hours sleep.

God help me. Seriously. I dont know how I'm going to get through the day.

Coffee... lots of coffee.. that's the answer...


Friday actually wasn't too bad....I went to the grocery & Ricky met me & we stopped for dinner on the way home.  & Ricky fell asleep as soon as he got home & I just took it easy & ended up knocking out about 10:30.

The rest of the weekend was going to be so busy & scheduled almost hour by hour so I'm glad I got some rest.

Saturday, I got up & had a morning 5k with my buddy Nathalie... we did a race a few months back & when we saw there was another one in the series, we knew we had to do it.

I loved getting out & running since I hadn't ran in nearly over a month.

It felt good... & I blame it solely on the weather. It was absolutely PERFECT. Cool, breezy, sunny.  Just lovely.  It made the 3.10 miles go by really fast.

I got home in time to do a few errands, cleaning & a little bit of reading & a lot of watching our poor little blind boy...

I spy my big cheesy smile

& then it was time to pack up my camera bags & head out for a photo session.

I loved seeing this young man again & his family.  He was in my youth group at my previous church & he's such a good kid. (I'm sure he'd hate me calling him "kid"... he's a Senior now after all)  He's so respectful & just all around good people... like his momma & dad.  & I'm now going to add "photogenic" to that list.  He was so easy to work with & took direction really well.

 I cant wait to get all his pictures edited up.

I ran to pick up some dinner afterwards & then headed home to eat, shower & get the pictures uploaded... & before I knew it, it was after 11....

Sunday, I woke up & headed to church.

Kingdom Worker Sunday Vibes

We're not having regular MSM but there is still MSM Remix - which is basically the usual services except they dont expect leaders to be there. Leaders get the summer off... so I dont HAVE to be there, but my girls are texting me & talking about being there so I knew that they wanted me there, I'll be there.

& I'm so glad I went.  These girls just make my day so much brighter.

I had 3 hours from church to be at our JOY bible study so I ended up running over to the pet store to find some new dog food for our poor Bruno who is having such issues with his skin allergies.

& I picked up some lunch for Ricky & I & headed home to eat quick...

I got to run over to our neighbors & hold their baby turkeys .... ahhhhh.... & then I had to put away all the cute little baby birds & say goodbye to the cutest little raccon they captured that was trying to eat their chickens (YUCK!1 I gave him a stern talking on becoming a vegetarian. It'll make his life easie) & got back in my car & head down to Bible study...

I'm telling you - this weekend was go go go & GO... I literally used a half tank of gas between Friday to Sunday evening.  & for reference sake, I can usually drive from my house to nearly the Tennessee border on a half tank of gas... so yeahhhh... lots of driving.

But I was so happy to be with some of my Joysters. Not everyone made it but I always say that its exactly as it should be because we had a new young lady join us & sometimes I think big crowds would be intimidating... so I think it was nice it was a smaller group for her sake. & I was so thrilled to see every lady there.  Especially ones I hadn't seen in awhile & one I wasn't sure was going to come back... when she walked back in, I was just so thankful to see her again.

All the toys... I cant believe there's not a baby or two. or three running through this picture

Time is always FLYING by when we're together... next thing I know, its been nearly 3 & a half hours... you know what they say... something about getting laughing & crying women together?  Is that not a saying?  I need a new saying around that.

I ended up getting home around 7:30 & time to feed the dogs, do those stupid adult things like writing out bills & then back to editing....

I'm beat...

which is funny because our Bible Study is about slowing down & breathing & find rest in God's Sabbath.  Think I need this study?... or more importantly, think I need to apply what I'm learning?

God's got a lot to teach me on this because I'm pretty sure I'm going to have these same weekends at least till August.  Geez.

How was your weekend?

Are yours always busy or always chilled out?


  1. Girl! I hope you have Fabulous Monday even if you are running on so little sleep! Early bed time tonight!!

  2. Wow, you need a few rest days to recover from your weekend! Today is basically my rest day after vacation, being sick, having company, etc. My day to do whatever I want or nothing at all!

  3. Girl you need a weekend from your weekend!! You're non-stop and that's the best way to be this summer!! Way to go on another 5K!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Wow, that is a really busy weekend! I'm impressed at how you fit everything in. Those baby turkeys and the little racoon sound so cute... I don't think I've ever seen a baby turkey before.

  5. I lift my coffee up to you! I thought I was tired before reading about your weekend adventures ... I'm tired FOR you. :)

  6. Wowzers, what a weekend! No wonder you're running on empty! I hope you get good coffee today, people are pleasant and the day goes smooth as butta!!!

  7. Aw, I think it's so wonderful that you're a mentor to all those young girls! I bet they really enjoy having you around! :)

  8. Whoa, sounds like a crazy busy and wonderful weekend. :D I'm mainlining coffee and my weekend was low-key in comparison. But Monday is Monday. Hopefully yours goes swiftly and without issues.

  9. Boy, your hair looks great in that before church picture! I'm missing my long hair - we'll see if I have the patience to grow mine out again.

  10. So much running around! You need a weekend from your weekend!
    Saturday was a busy one for me- bridal luncheon with a friend/our dog sitter an hour north of us, then a bachelorette party for another friend in a different city, then a drum corps show Saturday evening. Lots of running but the schedules lined up perfectly- thank Jesus!
    Sunday was much more chill :)

  11. Just reading what all you crammed in to your weekend is making me tired. I hope you get some rest this week!!!

  12. been there before! lack of sleep and a long totally need some RnR tonight!

  13. What a fun weekend friend. Congrats on your medal and way to get it done! I love that even when I'm tired or don't feel like it, going to church and being part of the body always lifts my spirits <3

  14. Having nice weather on race day is one of those wonderful little gifts in life! Glad you enjoyed it!


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