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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, January 01, 2010


It's Friday! It's Get R Done Friday! Please visit our gracious host, ClassyChassy, at Expressly Corgi to see all of the others who are participating in this weekly event! Feel free to join in if you have a project that you are working on or have just finished! Everyone is welcome! Just sign in with Mr. Linky and you are good to go! Visit all the participates and leave a comment so they know you have stopped by.


Okay don't get me wrong here - but I am glad the holidays are over. It seems for us - since October we have been busy with Halloween (I have an 8 year old grandson living with me), Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. I love all the holidays especially Christmas. Now we have been living the school system calendar for years as my kids went to school, I worked at the school, and now my daughter teaches school, and my grandson goes to school.

My year really goes from August to July.

Plus I signed up as room grandmother - I did it for 1st. grade and thought it would be a breeze, but I realize in 3rd. grade there is less volunteering - more on me!
I've been doing school fairs, apple fests, shopping, planning, baking, candy making, present buying, present wrapping, holiday parties, company over, decorating for holidays, taking down for the holidays, kids home on vacation, people on vacation, church cantatas, etc.
Do I sound like Scrooge? I don't mean too.
I enjoyed every single thing I did.

Now that I am going to be putting my Christmas decorations down - I realize what a relief I feel. I feel lighter.

Some time do you ever feel you go so entrenched in the holidays you forget what they really mean? I do some times.

I look forward to carrying a lighter load. To have time to think about Christmas and Jesus and all the other things - as I rushed around. Maybe I'm like Martha and I need to be more like Mary.

Any way I am looking forward this year to the 'present'. I am going to (try) to live in the now - not yesterday or tomorrow, but the present.



Joycee said...

A wonderful, insightful post! May God bless you and your family in 2010!
joycee at grannymountain

Knitty said...

This was a great post! I've been feeling lately that I am too consumed with what needs to be done (tomorrow) or what should have been done (yesterday) which causes me to lose today.

I am organized enough and responsible enough to do what needs to be done and follow through on my commitments. Lately I've been jumping through hoops held by others and I am tired of jumping.

Time for me to go back to the Serenity Prayer and realize who and what is important. :)

Buttercup said...

I was able to step back this week and spend time with friends, pray and reflect on the blessings in my life. Before that it was a roller coaster. I need less roller coaster time and more quiet time. Prayers and good wishes for the year ahead.

Deb said...

well, that is a very good if only I could get my husband to do the same!

Angela said...

Wow Chatty! Sounds like you haven't had much time to breath from everything that you have been doing! I do hope that things slow down for you so you can enjoy all of life's moments that the Lord blesses you with!

Get R Done Friday!
Happy New Year!

Carol............. said...

Thanks for your positive thoughts. Have a wonderful New Year.

That two timing George..I though I was the only one he sent his greeting to! LOL

Joyce said...

Nice post. Happy New Year and try not to do too much this year and enjoy the moments.

ClassyChassy said...

What a wonderful post for GET R DONE - loved your thoughts and goals for the new year, Chatty! Thanks for joining in this final time! Happy New Year!

Cynthia K. said...

Hi! Great post! It does sound like you have had an amazing amount of events and meetings the last few months. Surely that will slow down drastically now. Good for you - makes me tired to think about it!

Loved the silver box with "The Present" message - certainly we all need to be reminded. BTW, thanks so much for the gracious comments lately - so very appreciated - thank you.

Have a Beautifully Blessed New Year...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

That corgi :) said...

what a wonderful thing you do Sandie to be a room grandmother! I'm sure the teacher and the students enjoy your volunteering and helping out!!

I need to remember your advice to slow down and enjoy the day and become more Mary and less Martha


ocmist said...

This is such an uplifting post! Your grandson will remember his Grandma's help in his school, too, and I know it makes him feel special that you take the time for him. Since you've already had a child grow up, you know how fast they DO grow and how short the time is we have to spend with them. It is a precious time that God has given...

Sounds like you are a nice blend of Mary and Martha! Thanks for the things you took the time to share today! Linda

Terra said...

How lovely to be a room grandmother, this is a great benefit for all the children involved.
I love Christmas too, yet the new year beckons with hope for all.
God bless you for your upbeat post.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Nope, you don't sound like a Scrooge at all. I am feeling the need to chill out, enjoy my family and friends and just slow things down a bit.