Monday, April 13, 2009

A Jonah Day

Today has been what a dear friend of mine used to call a "Jonah Day." That is the "Christian" way of saying I'm having a pity party!


I know I have too many blessings to count, so why the Jonah Day?


Well . . .



Spring Break is over. That means it is time to get back to work and I sort of liked having time to play!


It also means everyone had to go back to work and school and I miss them.


Then, Ashlyn left this morning for SC, and that means a piece of my heart went with her. :(


Then, the house is a mess after a week Off, and the laundry is piled up and dishes are overflowing the sink, and with the dishwasher broken, that means a LOT of handwashing. Honestly, I don't have the energy to attack the mess. I'm tired, unmotivated, feeling down . . .


No one feels like doing schoolwork today either. Is anyone else tired of doing school??


Then, rain and severe storms have moved into our area once again. I'm so tired of all this rainy, stormy weather!


And, . . . well, you know how it is, once you get started, there is no stopping point of things to be discouraged about!!



So, the gloomy weather joined hands with my weary spirit and the two have been trudging together through this long, dreary day.


Hopefully, the Sun will come out tomorrow . . .

6 comments:

Martha said...

A "Jonah Day", I am actually going to use that name now ;) I have plenty of those days that's for sure but I have to remind myself that I am lucky to be alive and surrounded by my family.

I hope you feel better soon!

<3 Martha

Noel said...

I heard a massive amount of chirping from the birds today and that usually means rain, and it did rain. another rainy day. I sympathize with you - the sun will shine again!

Jules said...

I suspect you're just experiencing the normal low after such a wonderful weekend. Happens to us all. Hubby and kids all go back to their own pursuits and as mothers we're left with the mess. Put some praise music on and tackle it. You'll feel better once you do. And train up those kids to do dishes. We have a dishwasher that we never use (I can't handle the after-taste that is left from the detergent). I tell the kids that's what they're for! Hope your spirits lift soon.

kristilea said...

I had one yesterday too. I didn't know where to start with the housework, so I just didn't! Fortunately today is a new day and it appears to be much brighter; outside and in!

Love your blog!

Amy said...

Yep, I had a Jonah Day yesterday, too. We've had the rainy weather, too, and with the kids being cooped up in the house...ugh. And NO ONE (me included!) wanted to get back to school, either.

Then we wake up this morning to more rain. I know we need it, but...I'm looking forward to the sunny days! I hope today is better for you! :)

busymomof10 said...

Thanks for all of your encouraging words! I am definitely feeling better today! I think Jules was right - a lot of it was just the normal let down after the adrenaline rush of having everyone home and staying so busy with so many fun activities. The rainy day sure didn't help any. But, the sun is trying to peek out today and my spirits are much higher! :) Thanks for caring!
Elizabeth

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