Monday, September 14, 2009

Feeling Oh-So-Productive in a Not-So-Prioritized Way

There are dishes in the sink, baskets of laundry waiting to be folded, a bed that didn't even get made today, and a dinner that never happened tonight (besides Pops! cereal...) but I'm home alone and taking a night to refresh!

I went to JoAnn's Craft store after school today and was blown away by the sales. I was there last week and eyed a few items I wanted, but decided to be a good girl and wait until my coupon was active. Boy, did I score today! All of their rubber stamps and accessories were 30% off, and I dug right in to make some fun cards. I've been itching to do it for a while, and here's where patience pays off :)

So, while everything around me sits in heaps waiting for attention, I have spent the entire night making even more of a mess with papers scattered everywhere, in addition to layers of ribbons, decorative scissors, new rubber stamps and old, embossing powder, adhesive, ink pads, and a glass of water that has been threatening to spill all over everything tonight.

It's been so wonderful!

I needed that. I think too often I come home and stress about how the house should look, or stay at school until I'm too exhausted to do anything but sit with the computer in my lap until Jesse comes home. It's been a long time since I had a good hearty night of craftiness.

Also, I finally had time to listen to some podcasts my friend Paris had passed on to me. I listened to three of them tonight while I made cards, and I feel so refreshed! Growing up, I thought I'd never say this, but I miss sermons that were more than 15 minutes and really went in-depth on something I needed to hear. First, I was just listening to Ryan Detzel's sermons, but then through his website, I found other podcasts that were equally fulfilling.

Anyway, I'm also really enjoying the blog of the pastor who makes the podcasts. You should really check out his website >>This Is Reverb<< It's just an all-around wholesome site. He's a husband, a pastor, and a dad to two adorable little ones, and his insight on God in our lives is inspiring, humorous, and laid-back. I think I need that.

Well, I got the call from Jesse, which means he is on his way home! Good thing he loves me and won't be upset about the lack of housework and the over-abundance of craft supplies sitting on our kitchen table!

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Psalm 85:10

LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. Isaiah 26:12