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Monday, January 18, 2010

Keeping a Short List

I've been nesting lately. Staying busy with needless, out-of-control home projects, my brain distracts so easily I feel like a hamster or some other sort of small rodent.

There is this urgency within me to keep up with my chores/bills/grocery shopping/cooking/laundry/communicating etc. because who knows when the baby is coming! God forbid she gets here when there are two pairs of dirty undershirts in the laundry basket and some dishtowels un-ironed! Or that the pillow protectors didn't get washed! Or that we didn't have SEVEN packages of Dole raisins in storage (Sam's favorite and once you've tried them you'll never go back to any other type), OR that the family room paint didn't get touched up! OR that I didn't get 4 dozen mini french breakfast muffins baked and frozen for those drop in guests to munch on...devastation!

Anyways, I was ironing two handkerchiefs (don't even ask, might have been a deal breaker if I'd known Scott used them pre-marriage) and four linen napkins from a dinner on Thursday, thinking over this urgency that I feel to GET. THINGS. DONE. To not leave whatever piling up around me because goodness knows I won't feel like doing much of anything once this little nugget arrives. It crossed my mind that this is what God wants for us, too.

To keep a short list of accounts, both with Him and with those around us. It was a good reminder to me about making sure that I'm talking to God, confessing and praising Him throughout my day. Not letting things between He and I build up around me, sitting forgotten and abandoned.

Anyways, just a random thought from a very pregnant, distractible me. Time to go eat something.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Precious entry. Precious you.

Hugs and kisses.