2.20.2008

It's Windy...........

Life is crazy.
God is at the center; everything else is a whirlwind.


Today I read that statement on another blog. Our life right now certainly is a whirlwind. I hope we are keeping God in the center. Here's a summary of the past few days........

On Monday, we had a second showing. They brought someone with them to help them "check out" the house. They were here for the full hour looking at things.

The people who came for the second showing are interested in our home. They are expecting a contract on their current home tomorrow and then, GOD-willing, they will make us an offer.

I am subbing all this week in fifth grade. That means six people who are dressed, fed, with lunches packed, and homework done--out of the house which must be vacuumed with beds made, bathrooms cleaned, dishes put away and every light on---by 7:15 every morning.

I am subbing all this week in fifth grade. And, by divine providence or the laughter of fate, the math lessons this week are on fractions. Only my parents (and my own fifth grade teacher) will truly appreciate how ironic this is. (I apologize in advance to the teacher and the parents who will inevitably spend precious time "reteaching" these concepts.)

In addition to subbing, I still have my work responsibilities. This means that I have to check voice mail several times a day from school. It also means that while the kids are in Art and Media, I am making calls and catching up on work e-mail. It also means that next Monday when I am back in the office, it will pretty much be nuts there too!

Somehow (care to guess how?) our dear oldest daughter left her entire backpack, full of all her notes, homework, etc. in her friend's car. This normally wouldn't be a big deal because her friend lives close by. However, said friend is having car trouble and her car has been in the repair shop for the past three days. And no car means no backpack which means no notes or homework to turn in which means "I **can't** do anything without my backpack". Needless to say, Brooke was much happier about this little occurrence than Jeff and I were.

Today the boys had eye doctor appointments right after school. (Both need glasses.) Then Payton had a tournament basketball game in Frederick. (They lost.) Jeff had a haircut and Brooke had small group. (I forgot the snack she needed to take.) This would have all been even more fun if Jeff had decided to attend the meeting he had at church tonight. (He decided to skip it since the weather is bad.)

A whirlwind indeed..........

3 comments:

Maggie said...

That is a lot all at once. Selling and moving our last home was one of the most stressful times I have ever been through. I pray you have a offer soon.

Jenn said...

Wow Jen! Prayers all around for you this week!!

Keep us updated on the house! Have you found one to buy?

Karen said...

Jen, I'm watching the pw list to see what happens and praying you guys hear soon. I cannot imagine subbing all week; I'm still struggling with working 20 hours a week and getting things done at home! Just wanted to say hi...
Karen in FL