So tonight I was going to write about how both of my boys are sick with a non-streptacoccal but seemingly bacterial communicable disease.  (read: they don't have strep but are taking antibiotics and you will probably catch it if you come over here)  It started with, "I feel sleepy and my head hurts", and escalated to, "my throat feels weird", and is now at 102 degree temperatures.  Poor poor little angles.  Needless to say my day has been a little long, but actually quite relaxing because I spent like five hours sitting on the couch watching tv, snuggling with my babies.  And miraculously, even Destruct-o-girl seemed to understand what was going on and just chilled with us.  She was so good this afternoon that I was certain I had accidentally swapped her with another cute, wild-haired baby at Sam's Club this morning.  She even went to the boys room and brought Turnanator his build-a-bear all by herself.  That little angel-puffpuff.  (please remind me about all of this tomorrow when she eats rat poison and disassembles the toaster)

    And once Aaron got home tonight, he wanted to love on them (so we could both be sure to catch it too).  While he held and rocked and hugged them, I spent an embarrassingly long time on Pinterest.  Because it's what I do.  If you're on there, you get it.  If not - run.  Run for the life of your time and self control.   Anyways, tonight I created a new "board" on there for little quotes and whatnot that I either need or identify with, and as I was finally making myself stop searching on there I thought, "What am I doing?  If I need 'something inspirational' then what am I doing looking on Pinterest for it?"  

    So I went to the place where I read about my favorite and most inspirational lady, and then realized that there might be a few of y'all who need to be reminded about her too.  I'm just warning you - she sounds perfect.  Like....too perfect to be true and I will never be as good as her.  But also remember that she had servants.  And her kids didn't go to school and have homework and take art and piano and join cub scouts and play every sport available.  And she didn't get voted to the PTA and join Junior Auxillary and agree to help be a scout leader and tutor at school and try to exercise and teach Bible class and do the laundry and clean the house and pay the bills and bathe the kids and plan elaborate birthday parties and shop online, all while running a household and probably working full time.  She did a lot.  A.Lot.  But let's just remeber to keep her in perspective.  It's that extra part - the spiritual part - that we need to look to her for because she seems to make time for it still with all the other she does.  She seems to reach the unatainable balance.  I hope you enjoy reading about this lady as much as I do because as a goal for myself, she is really who I hope to be.
An excellent wife who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will lack no gain
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant, she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.  Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in double thickness.
She makes bed coverings for herself, her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tounge.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her,
"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fear the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:10-31
    I mean seriously?  Are you not tired just from reading about her.  Whew!  I really want to be her one day.  But until then I will probably just do my best to stay afloat on busy days and continue to eat the bread of idleness on the internet in the middle of the night figuring out how to make a Christmas ball ornament and a coffee table out of old pallets.  And I will have a day soon when my house is a health hazard and my truck looks like a traveling dumpster and Mt. Saint Laundry will be back on my bed (um.....tomorrow) and hopefully I will go back and read about this lady again and get all pumped up *again* to get my act together.   Hope she does the same for you!
9/21/2011 11:38:18 am

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5/26/2019 08:36:22 pm

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