Friday, June 26, 2009

Here comes July!

Well, I had a great time in Vancouver a few weeks ago...it's always such a great place to visit. I also went to Kingsfold Retreat Centre and was able to refocus and relax for a few days. I'm still a little stressed, but it's much more in perspective now! This weekend will be one of planning for kids camps at the church, trying to get music and Bible stories together, and also some supply and decoration shopping. Last night with the help of my dearest Grace, I booked my flight to England for August. I will be doing a bit of travelling around Europe with the Schienbein clan and the most awesome German ever, Judith :) Can't wait to get away...But first I must get through the craziness of July!! Not much else to exciting to report these days...

Monday, June 08, 2009

le sigh....

I cannot wait to slow down....why is it that in North America we don't take the time to stop, and ponder, and meditate, and consider, and....well, you get the picture. The last few weeks have been crazy for me. I am really feeling the effects of doing too much. I have taken on too much this year, and so now I'm trying to figure out what is essential in my life and what is not. And I'm trying not to be a micromanager. And trying not to procrastinate. But in all my "trying" what am I really doing? I'm creating more to stress about! I'm heading to Vancouver to visit Sean (my brother) for a few days. Hoping that I can relax, and leave work and life behind, but I am worried I won't be able to rest easy, as there is so much work that will be waiting for me when I get back. Sometimes I long for the days when I rode my bike around Cold Lake, drank slurpees and ate gummy frogs, and my biggest concern was whether or not there would be a NKOTB pull-out poster in my next issue of Bop.

I'm not meaning to sound depressing...just sharing my frustration at this crazy cyle i seem to have gotten myself into. I just needed to reread all that to remember that I need to put this stuff in God's hands!!