It’s Definitely Monday

It’s been one of those weeks. (it has SO been one of those weeks that I posted this on Saturday instead of Monday.)

The schedule was pretty crammed with work things for both Brad and me. And Samuel is cutting his back teeth, so he hasn’t been sleeping well – and awake time has been spent wanting to be held. We had some unexpected stresses come up at the end of the week, too.

Hmmm… that doesn’t really sound like a lot, but it felt like a lot!

So I’m taking a little break today. In lieu of my writing, can you tell me a couple of things?

  1. How do you handle “one of those weeks”?
  2. The week after “one of those weeks”, what do you do to relax and get back to normal?

Come back Wednesday for Wedded Wednesday!

5 thoughts on “It’s Definitely Monday

  1. Margaret

    I’ve raised my sons, they are now adults. One has 4 kids. So my nest is empty. My husband and I own have a family business and these sons work for us, one full time, the other two part time. So I’m at the end of my road of motherhood, but still fully involved with my kids.

    When you are having a week like you have, embrace it. This is a little blimp on God’s radar screen of time. Your toddler will only be at this age now. Hold him, comfort him, just like the Lord does when we hurt. God is patient, kind, the Comforter. He always has time for us.

    When things ease up, give your full attention to the other tasks at hand. Even now, I find myself getting overly committed in things that are “time hogs”. I’m learning that when my commitments to these things are finished, I’m taking some time “off” to find out what God would have me do with that precious commodity we have – time.

  2. Robyn

    For handling one of those weeks, I usually start by taking a look at my to-do list and cutting it down to necessities or things that will be refreshing or otherwise helpful (cooking dinner = necessary. Playdate with the neighbors = refreshing + keeping kids out of trouble. Plans to reorganize the linen closet = postponed!). If the menu for the week is complicated (in terms of shopping or cooking) I’ll see if I can simplify it. If the weather is halfway decent, we spend a lot of time outside — park, backyard, going for walks, anything. Fresh air and dirt seem to keep the boys less crazy, which is key to my sanity! I try to make sure I keep up with keeping the kitchen clean and diapers washed, because those two things will drive me crazy if they’re not done. Otherwise, when I get a chance for a break I take it and I do something refreshing — like read a book (especially the Bible!), lie down and stare at the ceiling for a while (about 20 minutes of that is almost as good as a nap!), or call a good friend for a chat (not someone who will be discouraging!). I try to mostly stay away from the computer and TV, because those take up time but don’t actually relax me.

    Usually the week after I try to focus on getting the house cleaned up again — it always needs it, and I relax better when it’s clean. It’s also comforting just to be back in our normal routine of grocery shopping, seeing people, playing, cleaning, cooking, etc. The boys are less crazy when life is normal, and so am I. 🙂

    1. Stephanie Post author

      Great tips! During these weeks, I definitely need breaks from the digital life.
      Unfortunately, I think our difficult week is continuing…

  3. Mikki

    Hello 🙂
    I’m stopping by via the O2O blog! What a great site you have hear!! Love it!
    We’ve been having a crazy week because we just moved into our new home. On Wednesday’s I host a Beth Moore Bible study in my home and yesterday was our first one in our new house. It was nice to just sit with sisters in Christ and relax so to speak into God’s word.

    Blessings to you ..
    Mikki
    You can also find our new home adventures at:
    http://ourfloridabungalow.blogspot.com/

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