Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Prosaic vs boring

I dutifully attended enrichment last night. It was a relief really to sit very still and listen to adults speak in complete sentences. The abundance of baby compliments didn't hurt either. After a very good lesson on good vs better vs best, the question was what "sins"(commissive, ommissive, or benign) keep us from knowing God? What distracts us? What can we get rid of? I think I'm pretty good about recognizing when a good thing to do isn't the best thing for me to do right now. But I do get consistently distracted by a few things (cough cough, internet, cough) and I need to manage my resources (meager as they are) much better.

A huge distraction for me right now is worrying about finances. Mr Renn is managing to be much more at peace with a "something will work out" approach. I suppose my faith is lacking. Or rather I don't necessarily feel worthy to assume something will just "work out". I feel like I need to stress out and solve it all myself, pretty much right now. What exactly does that say about me? Not good, I know.

While I was out being enlightened, Mr Renn and Sir O played in the snow in the dark. Sir O has been learning his letters (thanks to this dvd from my brother&fam for Christmas) so they made letters in the snow. (Hard to see in the dark, I tried to help you out)



Today we were audited by the power company because last July we used an abnormal amount of electricity. (Hmm.... July + 3rd floor apartment+record heat wave, what do you suppose could have caused that?) We came to the conclusion that A) - Being on the 3rd floor is a bummer and B) - Our landlords have provided us with a power-sucking refrigerator that costs a lot to run. Oh, and C) - Our computer is on a lot. Yeah, sorry about that.


Thanks to the snow last night my lovely neighbor didn't have to work today (teaching short people). So she decided to take our short person (Sir O) with her on some errands. I love breaks! (And she must really love short people).


I tried to take advantage of a few minutes alone with this little guy. He had a rough night.
All these photos with the binkie in drive my parents crazy. I promise to attempt a few without sometime, ok dad? But today is not the right sometime for worrying about that.
p.s. The latest issue of Seeing the Everyday was awesome, per usual. I cannot recommend that mag highly enough. I've cut way back on magazine subscriptions, but that is one I think I'll always find a way to keep. It's like a giant sticky-note reminder that comes in the mail saying "SLOW DOWN" "ENJOY THE MOMENT" "HE'LL REMEMBER THE LITTLE THINGS" and the like. Always exactly what I need to hear. You too, most likely.

8 comments:

Crystal said...

We have the same waves between us...finances, fixing it all...etc... Enjoy the captain, he's lovely!

The Hodges Family said...

I completely feel you on the wanting to fix everything right now personality. It is very very hard to be that type of person and enjoy life. I have tried so hard lately to slow down, but it is SUPER difficult to do. I'm constantly worrying about every and anything and can never sit down to relax. Always working on my to do list and adding more to it. Very hard to enjoy life this way. But at least we aknowledge it and thats the first step =)

Chantele said...

I hear you on the finances. If anything will stress you out, it's that! David is always so calm about it all the time, and I am a nut case! By the way, my kids LOVE the letter factory! Such a good DVD!

Katie May said...

What a saint of a neighbor! I'm glad Oliver got to go out for awhile and that you got some down time as well. And audited by the power company??? I never knew that was possible...

Krystal said...

I too need to not be on the computer as much. I am really trying to watch that! Captain is just so sweet I bet you could just hold him all day if you didn't have Oliver to love and care for too! I'm glad you got some time for yourself, and some one on one time with Captain. Much needed I'm sure!

Carolanne said...

I would love an enrichment night like that, especially since I never get to go to RS (I'm in the YW). It sounded refreshing. I'm going to check that mag out, it sounds great.

JoLynn said...

I cannot get over how competely adorable your baby boy is. All babies are "cute" but he goes above and beyond. I enjoy reading your blog. I hope you are adjusting well to life with two kids. It does get easier, much easier . . . at least it has for me, but my baby is almost two now so it might be a few months before things seem to really get easier!

JoLynn

pepper said...

Finances are my big stress as well and I'm with you on Seeing the Everyday mag...so beautiful. Love the post.

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