Thursday, September 24, 2009

Same ol'... same ol'

Do you ever feel as though you are just coasting through life and the days sort of just blur together? That's how I feel right now. Actually for several weeks now. Not that it's a 'bad blur', but it just seems as though I find myself doing and saying the same things over and over. Whether it's bread-baking or bed-making or picture-taking, it all seems to just repeat itself from week to week.
That's probably part of the reason I don't blog all that often. I don't want to bore you all with the repetition- the same ol' stories and details and random thoughts I drum up. I have had some of you write me and say you don't care what I post- you simply enjoy new posts. Thanks for the encouragement. If you have something you'd like to hear or see here, let me know. I'm always willing to share my heart/mind on new topics.
This weekend I will be sharing part of my story- especially in regards to forgiveness- at a local church's women's event. I know it is fresh and new to those who have never met me. I hope that God continues to receive glory from my life. No matter how exciting my days may or may not be.
With that, I am off to do 3 loads of laundry today among other things. I also am looking for a fun/tasty/simple applecupcake recipe. If you've got one, feel free to share! Happy Thursday! =)


ellen said...

That's a great photo!

Belinda said...

Hi, Jody:

If you take the Cinnamon Struesel cupcake mix (Duncan Hines box), and add 1 cup of chopped dried apples and 1 cup of yellow raisins (optional) to the mix (bake according to box instruction), you have a super moist, homemade tasting muffin/cupcake.

The topping is the "crumble type," but you could leave that off and use the cream cheese or white icing in the can.

It's easy and delicious. I promise.

Kyra said...

I love to see new posts from you as well. I am taking a class on communication with special needs students and last year you mentioned Wyndham's Dyovox (spelling?) and how you where trying to figure out how it works. How has that been? Is it better than signing? Just curious.

Beckypdj said...

I like reading your posts. :)

Sara Sampson said...

Jody, it sounds like you're feeling rather ordinary and I want you to know that I think you are extraordinary and what you do every day after day after day is extraordinary too. You are willing to participate in the sameness of each day in order to provide your lovely family a home where they are safe, and fed and comforted and loved and given such a good example of how to treat each other. So even though it feels ordinary to you, it's not ordinary to them. Your life makes their life possiable. What an extraordinary thing. I speak from living 64 years and raising a family and would give anything to have that same ol'...same ol' back even just for an hour. Don't blink Jody.
Love and Cheers,

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

Happy Thursday to you too. I also tackled Mount Laundry today :0)

Shannon said...

I'd love to see some of your recipes!

Anonymous said...

I can relate to what you're feeling. Sometimes I think the ordinary days are meant to make the extraordinary moments really stand out. And you cherish them even more. Here's a simple apple cupcake recipe:

Jan C. said...

Being a SAHM really has made me understand that old expression, "a woman's work is never done" (even if that is a sexist expression). You do the laundry and have a moment's victory; then more laundry appears the next day. You cook and it gets eaten. You do the dishes and darned if people don't just generate more dirty dishes. You're busy all the time, but there is rarely any permanent result to show for it. Except . . . really your kids are your life's work, and every minute you spend with them somehow fashions who they turn out to be, which makes a rather permanent mark on the world. I try to remember that when I am feeling ordinary and boring. In fact, that's why I called my blog, "Reveling in the Ordinary." My life is not exactly glamorous, but I try to count my blessings!

Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Ecclesiate's speaks to all that you write about. LIFE is full of "sameness" and routine. I used to journal then quite for the same reason. Haven't been able to quite get back to it.

BUT...maybe you could share what Crew is doing or share some of your recipes or "how-to's". Just a thought.

I'm saying a prayer re: your speaking---that it will go well and many will be blessed.


teresamay said...

where are you speaking? i would love to hear you??

lisalyn said...

I love reading your blog.
I also come here often just to listen to your music. It's better than what I have on my blog. :)

One little quote that I just love is "Everyday Matters". Even our ordinary, boring and crazy days...matter.

Good luck on your speaking engagement. I am sure it will be very good!

Martha Bonneau said...

Just stopping by to say "hi"

Tammy said...

Jody, I just love your blog. Though I can't read it without shedding a tear or two, I still come back, and I love it. Peace and love to you and your family.

Lauren Kelly said...

I'm in agreeance. I don't care what you have to say, just love your blog :)

Jan said...

Gosh, I love ya. And I miss you. And I always enjoy reading what you have to say whenever I can. I do know what you mean though. I've felt for a while now that I just don't have that much to say anymore. Okay, maybe a sentence or two, but then I'm dried up. Oh well. People are probably better off for it.... ;)