Like so many women out there, I am a wife, mom, and do-it-all handyman, err- woman. I wanted to create a blog that can help us as women get back to what's really important. It's time to get priorities straight and make life better for ourselves and our families in these troubling times. I plan on having multiple pages to touch on each aspect of our lives- including what others expect of us, as well as the pressure we put on ourselves. I hope my posts will touch someone out there and help her days be sweeter!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ode to Back to School

Arthur Academy, I love thee. Let me count the ways.... Well count down is more like it. One week from today and my two oldest will be back in school. Not to mention my brother I take care of will start back at his special ed program too. Woohoo! I am very much looking forward to quiet mornings and getting back to the blog daily.

I know I have not been consistent this month like I was in the beginning. Well, it is summer. Family activities have taken up my time, plus the computer has been having issues. So either way, I couldn't get online for very long, if at all.

It's funny how life throws you irony. Since I started this blog on staying optimistic and taking care of yourself, I have been hit with many reasons not to do so. I am grateful for the knowledge and support from my faith that keep me going and on the upside (for the most part). Filling your cup is definitely a process. Like anything else in life, changing your frame of mind takes perseverance and dedication. I have been using my own advice quite a bit the last couple months. It's all too easy to just slump back and say to yourself, "Ugh, what's the use." Believe me, I say this too, but I don't let the thought linger. I hate hypocrisy, and try with all my might not to be a hypocrite. I teach my kids that the word "hate" is a very strong word and not to use it lightly. So when I use it, I mean it.

I apologize if I seem a little scattered. I feel scattered. I am emotionally pulled in many directions from events over this summer, and haven't quite figured out how to solve things yet. I got a wake up call the other day from a blessing I received and am working on getting my head back on straight. I know I'm not alone and the Lord is there- always. I need to remember  that more often. I'm sure someone out there has the same issue I do- stubbornness. So my challenge I set forth from now until whenever the next time I write is to remember the Lord and let Him in  to help carry you/me when things are hard (and maybe even for the little things too). I know if we do this we can fill our cups faster!


  1. I hear ya on all of this Bridgette. I think we must have some similar trials in our lives. My body and mind are always trying to find ways to make me feel like I'm not happy or should just give up and I have to fight it everyday because I have SO much to be happy for. That's also the reason I focus on the happy things in my life on my blog. There are so many days I just want to rant and complain, but I'm thankful that I haven't. So many times I've gone back and read past posts and realized that at whatever points in my life I really had some great things going on. Anyway, here's to some quiet days! I'm looking forward to a new school year too!

  2. Thanks, Desiree. You hit the nail on the head how I feel, too. It would be easy to rant and rave, but that would only drag others down, and like you said about looking back- do you really want all the bad stuff archived forever on the internet? Reading the good stuff over again helps to confirm what we already know... we are very blessed and need to remember it! Thanks again:)