I literally have no idea what to write about. However, all the experts say that when you are learning to write you have to just sit down and make yourself do it anyway. They say that developing your writing style is about consistency. I am nothing if not consistent. It is my “time” to write and I am just typing whatever comes to my mind. Maybe this will feel like a roller coaster and you will get a glimpse of what goes on in my head. Thrilling and scary as heck.
It’s not that Jesus isn’t teaching me and showing up in all different ways. He totally is! I am writing a bible study right now on the book of Galatians and He is showing me so much it’s almost like I don’t even know where to start if I wanted to write about it here. I’m gearing up and in the planning stages of teaching a bible study this summer which is just about the most fun thing in the world. The kids get out of school in a week and a half. May is almost over! I am also really tired and overwhelmed and don’t know what to write about. Plus I spent most of my weekend watching the royal wedding, and am having to play catch up now. So I am in this joyful, tired, overwhelmed, allergy ridden, anxious state of mind. And in this frame of mind I find it hard to think of something to write about.
Right now I am listening to the nonrhythmic pounding of a new roof going on my house. I feel like this could be some form torture. I mean if they all hammered in sync with their music I feel like this could be the beginnings of a musical. “Sarah Faces the Day,” by Rogers and Hammerstein. BUT they do not hammer in sync. They hammer at random times, from every direction. Let’s say this has been a challenge to my anxious mind. My daughters dog, Abby the Labby, is likewise tortured by the banging. She is hanging out in the goat pen with the chickens and the goats. The Corgi’s are out there too. I’m not going to lie, I have gotten considerable joy out of these creatures trying to navigate being together.
The goats don’t want them in their pen because who rules the world? GOATS The goats want to do what they want to do and they don’t want anyone on their turf or in their food. Now the Corgi’s are herding dogs. So a herders going to herd. This fly’s with goats for exactly 0 seconds before they turn around to head but the Corgi’s. Then everyone runs back to their corners to come up with a new strategy. When the Corgi’s get bored with the goats they go and see what the chickens are doing. I think the Corgi’s feel super bad ass because the chickens run from them every single time. This also never gets old, but the Corgi’s have to take a nap about every 30 minutes. I think it is because their legs are only like 3 inches long. Abby spends her time worrying about what is happening at he house. She eats her feelings by snacking all day on the goat droppings. Think of it as chocolate for dogs.
The ducks. They come running up from the pond anytime they see a human outside of our house because they believe all humans carry kale around in their pockets. So about every hour or so I have to chase them back to the pond for their own safety. Also, they are super fat ducks that might make a good dinner for someone, if you know what I mean, and I don’t want someone to slip them into their truck. Our General Contractor knows the only thing I really care about is the ducks and I told him to tell everyone who comes on this property to watch out for them. He said he has nightmares about having to tell me someone ran over a duck. Rightly so, don’t mess with my ducks.
I am about to have to go shower to take Sydney to the Orthodontist. I never let them miss school for doctor’s appointments but its the second to last week of school and I am tired of fighting the appointment schedulers. I also appreciate the schools sending out emails asking for the parents help to maintain discipline in the schools as we approach summer. Listen, my heart is with the teachers for sure. I really think school should end after the STAAR test is over, but no one listens to me. It’s all I can do to get these kids up and into the school building to be counted present. I am normally such an inspirational speaker in the morning. This comes with the territory if you are morning person like me. I’m all “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” and “the best preparation for tomorrow is what you do today!” But right now the inspiration has left me. I’m actually sleeping in until 6 am right now.(my friends are gasping right now because I usually get up at 4:45) I don’t even know myself anymore. I’m like “I don’t care if you want to go, you have to go or I get arrested, goodbye” We go get Sonic drinks everyday after school just so they will have to slurp their straw and not complain about their day. So basically we are winning around here.
Well I have done about all I can do here. I’m sorry if you read this because you are probably in a bad mood now because of all my inspirational talk. I had nothing to write about and yet still wrote 1000 words. I guess the experts are right, you just have to do it. Here’s hoping we all make it to the finish line. I’m holding on to the fact that my best most inspirational self will resurface in August, at back to school time. I will leave you with a picture of a Gizmo the swimming corgi and my fat ducks, Downton and Cora.