Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just Plain Down Right...

Don't feel like doing anything! Yesterday OR today. Ever have one of those days, or maybe more than one, that you just don't want to DO?

I don't know what it is. Maybe PMS. I just want to do nothing. Crawl in bed and sleep all day long, blink my eyes and everything is cleaned, cooked, washed, folded, put away, and I can roll over and go back to sleep. Or blog for a bit, or read other blogs, or happen across things like the Duggar family website, which I should be fascinated with, but instead it raised my tail-feathers and put me in a bad mood. That probably didn't help for my already dragging tail feathers to get ruffled. And I don't even KNOW these people! I just know that they're pregnant with #18, they live in a HUGE, immaculate, perfect, 7000 sq. foot house that they "built themselves, debt free"...

And my devotions this morning were in Ps. 40, and this verse jumped out at me:
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Guess I'd better ditch the wolf-in-the-tail*, ask for a renewed and better attitude, and get started Praisin' the Lord who still loves me.

*wolf-in-the-tail: I'm not sure if it's a real term or not, but one we used on the farm for cows that seemed fine and healthy, but wouldn't get up to eat, drink or poop, and just lie around lazy.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I know EXACTLY how you feel, I definately have those days too. Isn't it amazing how something in our daily reading kicks us in the butt?

As for the Duggar family, remember they have 12 kids maybe more that help keep that huge house running and clean....we have 1 to do it all!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I know what you mean! Some days I just want to curl up with a good book and shut the world out. Just wanted you to know I live in Duggar country and yes I have met them. They are an amazing family but like any family they have their bad days too. Their children do not always behave (they correct them with love) and their house is not always perfectly clean (camera crews are not always there). Whose
is? As a mother of six I can assure you all does not always go well and each of us has our own personal struggles. All we can do is rely on God to give us that day the strength to carry on for His glory.Remember keep your eyes lifted up to him and you will not stumble around. Of course it would help if I could get the kids to pick-up their stuff so I don't stumble on it while I am looking up! SIGH...

Tammy K.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ditto on the ruffled tail feathers!

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Well, I haven't felt that way for a long, long time. I guess I can't remember when I felt that way last, but back before I had kids, yes I got to feeling that way. I guess I am too focused on my kids' schedules and I just do the routine all day every day without checking out my feelings. *sigh* But one of these days, I'm gonna just laze and laze about 20 years.

Anyway, glad you found encouragement from the Psalms. Thanks for the link to the Duggar family site. I hadn't read about them yet. I found it interesting but only spent about 2.5 min. there because I need to be cleaning up my kitchen. But, I can see how things can be irritating, depending on your mood. Looks like they are enjoying their children--hope the children are enjoying it too!

I like what Aliisa and Tammy had to say...yes...I am just ONE person to keep up this little house, and I can barely do that!

Jackie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, you're not alone. I get in my little "funks" now and then, and sometimes ( I am ashamed to say) it feels good to wallow in it. Until I remind myself how blessed I really am, and I order myself to try and snap out of it. :) But yeah...we've all been there, so don't beat up on yourself too much.

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

Hello Miriam! I had to come check out your site. I really enjoy reading all your posts!