July 11, 2006

The Light Bulb Finally Came On...

My previous post is an ABC Meme that Boomama tagged me for. The "I" category was for "insomnia". While I have, on occasion, suffered from insomnia (mostly induced by a crying child who WOULDN'T let me sleep), for the past two weeks, I've been much more tired than usual. I think it all started with the 4-day weekend I had for the 4th of July. While we did some fun things, I also slept entirely too much. I don't think I've stopped yawning since.

Of course, part of it may be because I can't remember the last time I had a cup of coffee. Now, I love coffee, but it's been TOO BLESS-ED HOT here to drink any. I've been relying on Diet Mountain Dew, but it's just not the same.

But I think the truth is, I'm trying to do way too much because there's just so much good stuff to do. Besides my job & my part-time job (which I've let slide more than I should lately), there's housecleaning (woefully behind! Seems I'm not alone...see this post from Shannon), exercising, teaching Sunday School, leading a Bible study, the "Captivating" blog study (another thing I'm behind on), and another book I'm trying to finish before I have to return it. Somewhere in there, I'm also trying to be a wife and mother. Whew...a wave of exhaustion just swept over me as I read through that list!

God really spoke to my heart this morning while I was working on my Bible Study ("The Virtuous Woman" by Vicki Courtney). This week's focus is on wisdom. I have to start asking God for wisdom in my daily life. Obviously I'm trying to do too much. (That's probably true for most of us.) There are lots of good things to do, but am I really doing them for Him and to His Glory? I think I already know the answer to that. Something's gotta give, and I need to ask Him for the wisdom to know what it is.

In the meantime, one of my closest friends is a doctor...so I'm going to ask her to start an IV of Diet Mountain Dew ;-)


keri said...

hi melissa...thanks for visiting my blog. i see you are also new to this...it can be addicting can't it!? but also so fun to learn about others lives....and find that we all live so similarly....i loved your post about getting real. it is SO true how we try to impress others...or compare ourselves to others. anyway, hope your life slows down a bit so you can decrease your mtn dew need! oh and i love your daughter's name....celia is one that i thought about when i had my daughter.

Barb said...

Mountain Dew probably has three times as much caffeine as coffee so you're good there. Most people would tell you to slow down. I'll tell you, keep this pace up while you can. The older you get, the harder it becomes and you'll miss the days when you had this much energy, believe it or not.

Amanda said...

I pray about this a lot. Lord show me whats important today. This is hard for mothers to grasp!

Keep writing, it blesses me.