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Part of my problem is that the little monsters refuse to go to bed at night, which shortens my down time to next to nothing. This results in me not going to sleep early enough, which then spirals into me not getting up early enough to get anything done, which then puts me behind schedule for the rest of the friggin’ day. It’s a vicious cycle of poo, I tell you! Each day I think things are gonna be different, and each day they’re exactly the same. That's what insanity IS, you know?! Doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.
I wonder what happened to that girl who just a year ago was getting up at 5:15 a.m. to work out every morning and who was actually able to get to bed at a decent time every night. This chick used to kick butt and take names as she showed her to-do lists who was boss! She was even able to still have time for playing with her friends and family. Man, I miss that lady! Did someone send her up the dang river, or did she just make a wrong turn somewhere in all the shuffle? Wherever the devil she is, though, I sure hope she resurfaces soon cause I’d totally buy her a drink and rub her feet if she’d help me get back on track cause dangit, it seems that I’ve fallen, and I just can’t get up.
Ever feel this way? Like the world is just going to fall out of orbit if you need a sick day? Guess what. . .it won't! I have to keep reminding myself of this day in and day out. On those days like today when I feel like I've fallen and there is no way I can get up on my own, I realize that I don't have to. I'm not the one in control. I don't have to have all the answers or have enough energy or mark off every item on the to-do list. I don't have to be supermom, although that would be nice. I just happen to know someone else with all the superpowers.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.