Offering a new weekly series where I share how I spent my Sabbath. It’s full of hits and misses, but the point is I’m trying. In the end, it’s all good. With that vote of confidence, this is how yesterday went!
No alarm on the Sabbath! Yes, I use an alarm every day; even on Saturdays. This helps me get the jump on the toddler and get things done (i.e. pilates) before chaos and Cheerios. I got this tip from my Spiritual Disciplines Handbook. Just wake when you wake. Well, I did that and slept in a glorious 30 minutes. Off to a great start!
We go to DC Metro church, and today was the first time my tot went into her new classroom. Get excited! Jimmy Rollins came as a guest pastor and he kicked a$$. Literally, we were all standing. It may not be your style of worship, but I love it. His message: pursue what pursues you. Don’t back down from challenges from the enemy. Because you have the backing of the most high God. So goosebumps ensued. The bae seemed to enjoy her tot class and we all left happy.
I needed some Korean food in my life, so we went to Super H Mart. You need one of these in your life. I loved the food; but enjoyed not having to prepare and clean up more than anything. The grocery store is huge, and I wanted to buy everything. Food shopping tends to be this spiral for me of busyness for me. I wanted to only buy what we needed for dinner. So moderate success here.
The bae took a long nap, and so did I! Then I pursued the paper, hit the bible study and read a book. I’m working my way through Alyssa Mastromonaco’s memoir which is pretty dang hilarious. If you ever want to know what it’s like being a woman working in DC, this book captures it to a “t.”
End of Days
A playdate fell apart, which happens. I made dinner easy. I fought the urge to clean up after my husband cleaned up (success?). Took a long bath and then bed came early.
I loved eating out. It’s a treat for us and I love how relaxed it made me feel. The big low for me came RIGHT before bed when I decided to check my work email. Do. Not. Do. This. It’s a lesson I thought I’d learned so many times before. But like I say, I’m still learning, still growing. Luckily, I was able to put that nonsense out of my mind and sleep easy. If only Mondays were so easy . . .