Tuesday, March 11, 2014

reorganizational laws, longing for eyes above, + do, read, learn, and be goals

You know, we humans try to predict the weather's behavior, but I really think the weather can predict human behavior even better.

No matter how long your to-do list, you stay huddled under the covers totally unmotivated to move when it's cold out. But then the moment it's warm and sunny, you suddenly get strange urges to reorganize and clean and do big projects. And it happens every single year. We are predictable creatures. :)

Last weekend, we moved this storage armoire out of our family closet/pantry:


To here in the dining room:


And the armoire took the place of this bookshelf:


But that was only the beginning, of course. Newton's third law of motion went into effect: every action had an equal and opposite reaction.

Empty/clean armoire = big mess on the floor:


And empty/clean bookshelf = big mess on the table:


So my goal is to work on those reactions this week. ;)

And I'm hoping starting with the mess will equal clean drawers in this case: 



But I doubt it. :) I will have a boxful of cups to donate by the end of it though. :)

I'm also wanting to make another round of bread kits for this week:



 And read this:


And learn this:

I took a picture with my phone so I can carry it with me everywhere!

I really long to be heavenly minded. That's what I want to work on this week- not getting caught up in house stuff, decorating, exercising, cleaning, or even being a mama or a wife. I want to focus on Christ, who is my life- not this world that is passing. EVERYTHING else will fade. My 1895 house will probably outlast me. The trees in my yard were here a hundred years before and will likely be here even longer after me. I am like grass- only barely living for a season and then this life is over.

Jesus is everything. People are important- they are souls that will live for eternity. I want to focus my energy on serving and loving the Lord and people. I want my eyes to be set on Jesus, not on my tasks. Tasks are necessary and good, but they are not my main reason for being here, you know? :)



Here's the do, read, learn, and be list again {for my own sake- I sometimes have to refer back to the blog when I don't write them down anywhere else!}

do: 
reorganize cup drawers
put away china on table
clean out back room/armoire mess
list two things for sale
find one bag of stuff to give away
organize kids toys upstairs
help kids clean back porch
sew pillow together from last list {I cut the pillow out but didn't sew it yet}
make bread kits

read: 
Experiencing the Presence of God^,  3 chapters
Proverbs 18
Colossians 3

learn:
Colossians 3:1-4
1If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is youra life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 

be:
heavenly-minded and Christ-focused.

red beans and quinoa, being cooked by my good friends the rice cooker and the crockpot

And our tentative meal plans for this week:

:: dinners ::

red beans and quinoa

chicken fajitas + beans

beans + rice

chicken and dumplings 
{total cheater style- we use frozen biscuits for dumplings and they are amazing!}

 baked sweet potato curls + edamame + salad

BBQ chicken veggie pizza {with pre-made crust from Sam's}

dinner out


:: lunches ::

bread {hopefully homemade?}+ pb/honey
turkey sandwiches
beans and rice with chips/salsa


:: breakfasts ::

oatmeal
frosted mini-wheats
eggs/ egg white omelets

What are your goals for this week?

Ever made BBQ pizza? 
We haven't but my kids love it elsewhere, so we're trying it!

Do you have any reorganization projects {a.k.a. big messes all over everywhere} going on at your house right now? :)


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