It’s been awhile since my last ramble post so I thought I would sneak one in while baby is napping and the older one is “cleaning” his room.
I have been quite the grumpy lately for a number of reasons.
1) The Christmas season. I have never been a big spender or a big time gift giver. So I get burnt out on all the buy a hundred gifts for everyone you know. This is why I prefer Thanksgiving because there are no gifts involved and you just spend time with family and friends. However I am BIG on advent and it keeps me from becoming a Grinch. I love the daily activities of advent and I love counting down the days till our Saviors birth.
2) Not enough time. Having two small kids is a full time job in itself then add in homeschooling, blogging, cleaning the house and holiday extras and I just feel like there is not enough time. I end up having to sacrifice something and lately I have chosen my blog since I will never get this time back with my two small kiddos.
3) Gallbladder problems. I have been having a stomach ache for a while now and couldn't figure it out. Then one night after eating sugar cookies and a glass of milk I was in pain and up ALL night. The next day at church wasn't any better. My father has suffered from gallbladder problems so I gave him a call and described my pain and sure enough gallbladder problems! This is a big deal for a foodie like me. I love real butter, sausage, baked goods, etc. With gallbladder problems you must have a low fat diet. So with it being the holidays I am super bummed about missing out on all those good baked goods. However gallbladder pain is no joke so no cheating for me!
With all these things on my mind I have to daily change my way of thinking. I don’t want to become a Grinch and most of all I want memories for my kids to look back on. I want my kids to know that Jesus is the ONLY reason for Christmas.
I can’t be super mom and do it all this Christmas season and that is the reason for this ramble post. I may be more absent from my blog and online but please know I will be around when time allows but my kids take top priority! Merry Christmas!!!