……..due to the fact that my brain is not functioning up to it’s normal capacity.
These are the kind of thoughts I am having lately
God is holy, but next would be my son’s baseball socks
I am wondering why I am suddenly craving Tastycake Tandy Cakes lately……haven’t eaten them for years, and now I have at least 2 a day
Why doesn’t anyone in my house put a new roll of toilet paper on the…..what do you call that thing…….you know that little plastic bar with a spring in it that holds TP in the holder…..wow I told you things were bad!
Why can’t someone invent something to make laundry disappear
baseball…….baseball…..baseball, home runs, pitch counts, double plays
Does cereal count as a balanced meal?
How many days until school is out?
Why do weeds grow more on Memorial Day weekend when I am away?
So as you can see, not real profound thoughts lately!
I had a fun weekend, SportTman had a baseball tournament at the beach, and we celebrated The Inventor’s 12th birthday at the beach! Here are a few random pics from the beach and baseball tournament.
Birthday Girl at the beach
5 crazy 14 year old boys heading into the frigid ocean at 8:30 at night, after playing baseball all day.
The Inventor did a great job of running the electronic scoreboard, got to love a girl who knows balls, and strikes and is starting to understand the difference between a curve ball and a change up!
After 7 games over 3 days, his team were the champs of the tournament! 7-0!
This is what happens when you play baseball ALL weekend….you have to do your homework in the van on the ride home.
So, are you getting tired of me complaining about how busy I am these days? Well if you aren’t, I’m tired of hearing myself complain! This weekend was particularly crazy, 5 soccer games for The Inventor ( 4 were part of a tournament) and 4 baseball games for SportTman, plus NUMEROUS other commitments….my head was spinning! And I do have this “problem,” I hate to miss any of my kids events. People often say to me, just stay home from one of their games so you can get something done at home. But I keep telling myself, they will only be at this stage of life once, and I want to be there to support them. I can have clean floors, and a picked up family room in 5-7 years, but for now….let’s embrace their activities! And as much as I complain, I do LOVE being part of all they do! 🙂
So with all this chaos around my this weekend, I think that is why the church service on Sunday just spoke to my heart! The weird thing about it is, I am not sure what it is that ministered to me, the message was good, the worship inspiring. But I think it was the warmth, care, and kindness of God’s people that really ministered to my weary heart. Such a simple gesture, a friend putting their arm around me to say “how are you?” Friends gathering to pray for one another, being with God’s people and seeing them pour out their hearts to God, it was ALL such a refreshing break from the cares of this life.
Yes, God’s church is truly a refuge in the storm.
And as I was driving from church to a soccer game, I heard this song on the radio. And my heart just melted as I reflected on God’s power, care and love. Yes, it is good to be a part of the family of God!
There truly is a peace I have come to know…………..
Chris Tomlin – “I Will Rise”
Today is a frugal Works for Me Wednesday. Being the yard sale queen that I am I am always looking for ways to be frugal! However, I must admit that as my days get busier, it is harder for me to be as frugal as I used to.
But here is an easy, and cheap way to get rid of smelly sports cleats so your little budding athletes can keep wearing them!
The Inventor had a soccer game in the pouring rain this past Sunday, and let me tell you, if you are not familiar with the wet cleat smell, it is worthy of evacuating a building over this smell. I have experienced this smell many times over the years!
The easiest way to get rid of it is to :
Wash the cleats, and then allow them to air dry. While they are drying stick 4-5 dryer sheets in each cleat. The dryer sheets help to absorb the smell that does NOT come out even after they are washed! So the dryer sheets are the cheapest way I know to get rid of that smell!
And that little trick has kept my kids feet smelling great over the years, and has prevented numerous home evacuations due to toxic fumes!!!!!
I can’t believe it has been a week since I have posted…..ugh, this happens to me this time every year!! We get so busy, but then glorious summer arrives and things get better, and then I become a blog-a-holic again. I am so thankful as a full time working mom, that I can be a full time SAHM every summer! 🙂
We all got up at 5:00am this past Saturday morning to head to SportTman’s baseball tournament in Md. Drums had programmed the GPS the night before for the remote baseball field that SportTman would be playing on at 8:00am. We started on our early morning journey and listened carefully as our GPS muttered out, “please drive to highlighted route.” It was at the point, I asked Drums if he printed out the directions to the field. “Why should I print out the directions we have this GPS to tell us exactly how to get there”, he responded. I quickly responded, “what if it doesn’t work right, or what if you put in the wrong address by accident, how can we just TOTALLY trust and rely on this thing. We should have a back up!”
But Drums tells me that he trusts the GPS, and he is sure he put in the right address, and said we will be just fine. But I just kept worrying and thinking I should have printed out the directions, just in case. I had such trouble totally relying on this GPS alone!
And that is the same problem I have with TOTALLY relying on God!! I always worry about the “what ifs” of life! But as I was reminded this past weekend as the GPS got us to the exact spot we needed to be, I can TRUST God with everything. It is so hard for me to put aside MY worries, fears, anxieties etc and rely totally on God. But the GPS this weekend reminded me that God also has His own GPS, it’s God’s Perfect System. And that is something I am learning each day to totally trust in!!