II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Who wants to cook MY dinner???

It's like this:
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Brooklyn's school. I know parent participation is LOW in our school, so I signed up to bring something every day this week. Then yesterday, the chairperson called me and said she was worried we weren't going to have enough, so could I bring two things tomorrow? 2 main dishes. That I can't eat a single bite of! So, just tonight alone I cooked 1) chicken quesidillas for the kids dinner 2)Beef stir-fry for our dinner 3)stock pot full of Chicken Tortilla Soup for the teachers 4) Bowl of fresh fruit salad for teachers (and some for us) 5) a pan of brownies for the teachers. Whew! Then on top of all this cooking, I am bringing dinner to some people in our Sunday School class who just had a baby. Add all that to the fact that I am having to cook these complicated, unusual meals for us for our nutrition plan we are on...and I feel like I never leave the kitchen. (well except to work out and do laundry, of course! ha ha)
Why do I always over-commit? Logzie and I have talked about this a lot since we are so similar in this area. I keep trying to not let this happen anymore..and then before I know it, I'm knee-deep in responsibilites again. I just can't stand to see a need not being met. Especially when I know I can do it. If only I could remember how much my family suffers when I take care of everyone else AND try to take care of them.
Anyhow, Grant is out of school now which, so far, has been great. It's just easier not having to get him all "ready" every morning too. Now he AND I can both wear our jammies to take Brooklyn to school in the mornings! ha ha
Only 10 more days of school for Brooklyn~! That's CRAZY! I can't believe Summer break is almost here. Augh! What am I going to do with these kids all day long? I hope we get to open up our pool soon so I don't go crazy! Plus, I could really use a tan. I'm still using my Dove energy glow lotion for now. Are you guys using yours?
Well, I am watching American Idol right now and now matter how hard I try--I just can't get into it this year. None of them really impress me. I guess David Artuleta would have to be my fave..if I have to pick one...but really I couldn't care less who wins this one.
Guess I should turn off this computer and the tv and get some shut eye. It's up at 4:45 am to do Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper...so I'm gonna need my rest.
(I can't WAIT to go scrappin with my friends on Friday night!! WOOHOO--6 hour crop!)
Yah baby! If I can just keep myself away from the snack table!!!


Amy said...

WOW! That is so thoughtful of you to cook all that extra food! If I were there I'd love to help you! Today I'm getting ready for our belated Cinco de Mayo party so I'm making salsa, chopping veggies, making cookies and fruit salad, vaccuuming, mopping, doing dishes...basically cleaning like crazy because of course I've left everything to do until the day before. Congrats to you for sticking to your healthy eating during this cooking marathon. I am so impressed at your willpower! Keep up the great work!

Jed & Carrie Sowell said...

You go girl! I think you have to majorly over commit at least once to learn your lesson!! Saying no isn't wrong, it's putting your family first and anyone who has over committed before will understand!

Are you scrapbooking at FBC with Mindy on Friday? I was thinking of going too. I need to check with my hubby, but I'm WAY behind on all 3 kids!!

Logzie said...

Okay...I did read this the other day but did not have time to comment. But...your words have played over and over again in my head since then! Yes, we both do have that same tendancy but after I mulled it over and over again...I realized something. It all starts with Leadership (of anything). The Leadership should be inspiring people to give their time and service and if they are not doing 'their' job and you keep tyring to make up for all those who won't respond to the need...your work will never be done! Ever. I have this same situation in my life. Boundries...it's all about boundries and I have made great strides in the past year in this area. I didn't think it would ever happen but it's amazing how many boundries one can have when they are pushed to their extreme limit.

Something I am going to try and do and it may sound corny but it's worth a try is...to write out our family's vision statement and to refer to that each and every single time I am asked to do something or volunteer for something.