What’s Up

This is going to be an incredibly short post this week, and even I can tell that I have nothing profound to say.  (Considering how much I like to hear myself spouting my own ideas, that says a lot.)  I started back to work two weeks ago, and the kids came back Monday.  I am so exhausted I’m getting tired just typing….

So, to answer the question, here’s what’s been going on in my head and heart lately:

  • I have discovered that I am extremely grateful for the study notebook at http://www.lds.org.  I have been struggling with the work schedule, and it is nice to have my notes handy so that I can quickly go back and review the lessons the Holy Spirit has already taught me.
  • I am struggling with my spiritual gifts — I am learning that they are not all that I had hoped they would be.  While I am grateful for the way I can help others, there is a huge burden that comes with them.
  • I have a feeling that my life is going to change drastically in the next six months to a year.  While I am excited about the opportunities that will eventually be opening up to me, I am already grieving the things I will have to leave behind.
  • I am glad to be back with my work family, but the stress of the legislative changes for teaching and trying to play catch up because I actually took the summer off have made this a grueling start to the year.
  • My garden seems to be bouncing back a little from the summer heat.  I haven’t been in the yard to really keep up with it for two weeks, but I can still do a lot of salvaging.  That’s what I’m going to be up to this weekend.  I love the therapy.
  • Friendships will never come easily for me.  I don’t know why I seem to be so out of step with other people and why they seem to struggle so hard to see who I really am, but it happens.  Maybe one day….
  • My son is a delight, and he’s a young man that I think any mother could be proud of.  He’s a definite bright spot in my life.
  • My fiance is my biggest cheerleader, my confidant, and my rock.  I am very blessed.

That pretty much sums it up.  Maybe next week, I’ll have the energy to actually say something.