Monday, June 8, 2009

My Thoughts

I have alot of thoughts on alot of things. Most of these things are small but they somehow find a way to creep into every fiber of my being. This in turn, consumes most of my thoughts (the ones that aren't consumed with my God, my hubby or my girls, of course).

My thoughts on contentment. I feel like I have trouble sitting still. Like I am not content with my abundantly blessed life. THIS bothers me.

There is always a project in my head... a room that needs more... a new recipe... a too cramped vehicle... a few more pounds to loose... a sock with holes in it. Whatever. I told you some are small, but I just have trouble sitting still sometimes and just listening to God and be praise minded on what I do have. I want for nothing, meaning if I feel like I need something I can get it. While there are others out there with far less than me that don't appear to be taken by my bug?

This is something I want to work on. That doesn't mean I feel like I need to stop my projects, stop searching for new recipes, or what have you. And I really do need to break down and get new socks. I think what it means is being in daily Thanksgiving. The Lord HAS given ME this blogsite to speak of the wonders he has given us, including the wonderful friendships I've made. He has also allowed Jeff and I to give to people what He has given to us. I want to listen more, give more, and show my daughters how to truely absorb the world.

My thoughts on weight loss...

Wow. Raise your hand if you'd like to look and feel better. Ok, put them down. The whole WWW just sighed. Man, losing weight is fun.... too bad I need to get motivated to have some fun. I am so busy brained that I don't realize I hadn't exercised all week and I happen to look the same in that bathing suit I did before. This seems to be like the HOT topic btw some friends of mine. If you look over at my blog list- at least 4 of the fantastic woman on there are challenging & encouraging each other to shed some excess weight. Im in a rut. I need to get OUT of this rut. I may have found some friends to do it with... too bad they are from all over the state and can't share their Zumba tapes with me.....

My thoughts on never-ending remodeling...

This goes hand-and-hand with my contentment thoughts. I feel like I can't complain about my never-ending remodeling if Im not tackling some of daily. SO. I plan on posting weekly what is going on. Now I warn you.... some of it is dirty. :) Some of it, hopefully will make you want to improve parts of your home to make it more comfortable for your family. Mainly, I hope, some of it will make you call me the absolute homemaker genius I know I can be.

So if any of you girls feel like your in a rut... join me. Join me in my daily praise for the things God has given us. Join me in making myself better overall. Join me in dusting off the shelves you can't reach and making your home what you've never thought it could. Do it. Please.

9 comments:

Lauren said...

Hey Court! I started the 30-day shred with Jillian Michaels--and I am on Day 2! Trying to get out of my rut.

He's the only One who can reach down and lend a hand!

Tera said...

I've heard great things about the 30-day shred too. I have a hard time getting motivated to work out too...even though I really know I need to for the "health" of it. I already have high BP and I'm scared to check my cholesterol...it's my Gramps' genes. ;)

Abby said...

Cort, i'm in on the challenging each other with the weight lose.. let me know what your doin.. i REALLY need someone to KICK MY BUTT!.. motivation and time is a problem......
... and lauren said it right.. "He's the only One who can reach down and lend a hand!

Jessie, Dusty, and Koen said...

Hey girl. I admire you for wanting to get in shape, finish projects, etc. I think we're all in the same boat;) I too struggle with not being content with all that we have. Sounds crazy, I know. Btw, about new friendships...I'm so glad that you have gotten to become friends with our big group of girls..it's awesome to have so many good Christian girlfriends isn't it?! And as far as workout DVDs go, I love hip hop abs!!;) Brit has done it with me before, and she loved it too. It's mainly dancing so I'm sure you'd enjoy it...Ayla too!! Excited to hear about your weight loss journey! Go get 'em!

Amy, Shane, & Murph Dog said...

If I had a zumba tape, I'd drive it to you just to see your pretty girls :) and probably to eat that puppy chow mix you've had in my head all day too ha!

Jennifer said...

Oh Court, I am so with you. We all feel like this sometimes. I'm excited to hear about your renovations...mainly because I can't do anything to my crappy rental, so when I read, I'll pretend that it's MY BEAUTIFUL HOME getting worked on...uh oh, there goes that contentment thing.

I will be in town on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. I would love to get together! Maybe for a workout, too?? Walking babies around the park or track? Send me your number through e-mail again...I suck at keeping things like e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Brittany said...

Courtney,
Your post reminded me alot of our conversation the other night about houses and contentment. I struggle with it too. You help me out and I'll help you out :)

Chelsa said...

great post court! i love to hear your thoughts.

i too struggle with this, who doesn't i guess!?

especially w/ the house thing. we're always in the middle of some "project" & now with not knowing whether or not that boy is going to buy our house in the fall most all of our projects are on hold... and it is driving me CRAZY! silly huh?!

i really should work out, for the health of it like tera said. i just have no motivation.

Leah Robinson said...

Courtney, the good thing as you've seen from the comments is that you're not alone. Most, if not all of us women are struggling with the same things! And of course we know God is with us and he understands us more than anyone else.

With the contentment thing.....I'm horrible! Why can't I just be happy with my life??? I am so blessed and I need to stop worrying what the next project is going to be. I think it must be a woman thing, we're planners and we like to plan ahead or we feel as though it won't get done! Sometimes I feel as though if I don’t have something on my calendar, I have nothing to look forward to. How stupid is that! I have a tons of things right in front of me to be happy about!!

Weight-loss....well I won't talk about that, b/c it's an ongoing battle for me and there’s most likely not enough room to write about it LOL. I will say that I am VERY blessed that my husband understands my struggles with it, and he loves me regardless of my size. I know that Joe wants me to be healthy, so I am trying with all I have to eat right and take care of my body. I thank God for giving me Joe :)