He fills the longing soul with good things. Ps. 107:9

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Hazelnut Iced Coffee Insomnia

I made the monumentally stupid mistake of trying McD's Iced Coffee on my way to getting groceries after 8:00 tonight!! So after buying and putting away over a hundred dollars worth of groceries, doing dishes & laundry, showering, and taking care of my family - including one 5-year-old with an extremely painful bruised or fractured tush.....I was rewarded with insomnia.

So I flipped on the lamp to try reading (husband grumbled), sat on the floor in our one-room home watching my 3 beautiful babies sleep (didn't work), wondered if I'll be skinny by our next Christmas card picture (yeah right), wondered how we'll get the dog to sit still for the picture (subject for another blog), talked to my Abba (mind wandered), asked Him to show me why my insides are so jumbled lately (not managing my stress very well), wondered if Kayla's fanny is just bruised or actually fractured (maybe xrays tomorrow), scootched my hubby over to try sleeping again (he's used to sleeping alone all week in Chicago - took the center of the bed!), then talked to you in my head for while.

Then I gave in, snapped my robe on inside out and came down to say howdy.
It just occured to me how absolutely bizarre it is that I just told all of that to anyone who is bored enough to stop by this blog. Sorry to not reward you with something earth-shattering.

I have been reminded today so keenly to live for today - not in a hedonistic, godless sort of way. But isn't it easy to always be working or living or saving or thinking ahead? Don't get me wrong, I'm all about forward thinking. But I'm reminded by that we don't have the guarantee of tomorrow with our loved ones. And in all of my doing and being and working and planning, I'd better remember to live today. To kiss my babies and my husband and talk to my Abba and call my family and remember that today is the most important day I can live. So Carpe Diem, friends. Put your arms around your husband (or wife), crawl around on the floor with your kids (uuh....unless they're teenagers), and let your insides relax and enjoy today.

I won't be able to take my own brilliant advice if this Premium Iced Coffee doesn't leave me alone soon. Maybe some chocolate would counteract the coffee. Don't have any or I'd try it.
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18 comments

Kimberly said...

Been missing your writing!:) Coffee will make you have deep thoughts,I think...and so true that we can only "count" on today, so must try to live it well...easy to forget.

Sharlyn said...

Hugs, hugs, hugs, girl. I'm glad you are back. I have been checking your blog faithfully and dying to "hear" from you. I know you have been busy. Take good care of yourself!

Carrie said...

Goodness, how true! You have just awakened me to the fact that I rarely enjoy the moment. It's sad, but true.

I'll have to think about that one a bit. Thanks for the challenge.

Aimee said...

Hmm Class of 1995 Carpe Diem! =)

Carrie said...

Oh yes, I have to laugh at your comment about talking to us in your head. I'm doing that constantly!!

David and Sarah Fry said...

Oh yes, Aimee! I guess I should qualify...."Carpe Diem Pro Cristo." Do you remember that they made us change it because they thought it was a 'hedonistic idea, made popluar by Dead Poets' Society.' Oh well. We knew what we meant, huh?

Janella said...

About a year ago we lived with Jerry and Gloria for 2 months. The 1 bedroom for all was a little too much at time, but we survived and have a story to tell. I don't think you have moved yet? I'm enjoying the renovation pics!

jenny said...

Hey! So nice to read an update from you all. I love your writing and truly feel like I've had a chat after reading your blog. We are traveling at present...went to PA to see our new nephew twins then stopped by my Mom's to celebrate Maddie's 3rd b-day!!

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