Tuesday, May 10, 2011


   You know that statement about being careful what you pray for, because you might get it?  Well, let me tell you, it's true!  You see, for the last couple of months I've been working on being a little more flexible, and trying not to sweat the small stuff so much. I knew there would be a couple of big changes coming up in the future, and I thought I'd "get the jump" on them by practicing my flexibility. Well, apparently, God decided to answer my request for a more flexible outlook on life with a great big "OK, here you go!"  Nothing teaches flexibility like a big ol' wind that comes along and blows away lots of stuff! :)

   So, now I'm working on adjustments.  My parents, whose house was wrecked in the storms last week, are staying with us for now.  All the stuff we rescued from their house is also staying here, and over at the church building.  So, my house, which was fairly full before, is now completely full, and running over!  For someone who suffers with "anti-clutter-itis" (this is a syndrome where you have a compulsion to clear every table in your house from whatever has been deposited there on a daily basis), this is a little difficult for me to take in.  I am having to learn to stop, take a breath, and remind myself that "flexibility" is the keyword of my life right now.  I know God is helping me, because I haven't had a complete melt-down, or shut myself in the closet, or anything drastic yet! :)

   I know I'm not the only one "adjusting" right now either.  My poor parents, who were just getting used to (and enjoying) their "empty nest", are now surrounded by three rambunctious boys 24 hours a day!  Plus they are relegated to basically one room, which is rapidly filling up with stuff!  Even our pets are learning flexibility, as we went from a one cat (who was already anti-social) household to a two-cat-and-one-dog household! (So far we haven't had any major fights...just a few hisses now and then!)  

   It's about to get even more interesting around here, as hubby's parents are coming back through at the end of the week!  They will be staying for a little while before heading back to their "home base."  I hope they are still sane when they leave...is craziness catching?  Let's hope not, because there's enough here to go around!  :)  

   So, that's what's been going on around here lately.  I'm sure someday my life will be back to its boring old self.  Or not.  Whatever.  See, I'm learning...flexibility!  :)

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