Some days are hard. Sometimes you just have to sound the retreat, fall back to The Fort, and stop trying to "Take over the World" as Pinky and the Brain would say. Some days are hard, and you have to let go of the extras to make them easier. And there is NO shame in that. Especially if you are doing your best.
And if you embrace it gracefully you can find it's rather nice at The Fort and you might even get a nap *grin*. While in The Fort I find it very helpful to:
- Smile, even if I have to fake it...I soon find my heart following
- Focus on the things I can do, little jobs one at a time
- Sing hymns
- Snuggle up on the couch and read books to my girls, I'm talking for an hour or more at a time. Keeps them learning, us connected, and the house from getting dirtier.
- Stop ANY complaining and focus on things I am thankful for
- Ask for help
Yes, dear friend. THIS is my garden. LOL Looks a bit more like confused lawn. The other half of the garden is a bit more mulched and managed, but I couldn't get enough hay to mulch this side in time, so now I just go in with a weed-wacker when I have time and cut all the weeds down. But it's giving us food, and that's what counts, right?
May the Lord bless you all with grace! c