1. A few nights ago I went to a party without the kids. (Thanks Mom & Dad for babysitting!) It was a girls night in. Twelve ladies who girl talked, giggled, laughed, snacked, and gossiped the night away. Much needed time for this momma who has been tending to the kids alone for the last few weeks and will be continue that trend in the weeks to come.
2. I spent yesterday evening with a friend whose husband is also out of town. The kids played, we chatted, dinner was served and pumpkin pie was consumed. A good night with a good friend. More of these nights are needed!
3. I started a novena last week. Today is day 8 and St. Jude has really stepped up to the plate. I questioned whether it was silly to pray a novena for such a seemingly trivial issue. God answered both my question and my prayer that first night. (He IS pretty amazing.) St. Jude please continue to intercede on my behalf!
Bonus 4. I got my flu shot. Just another thing off the never ending to-do list. :)
All in all, it's been a week of personal restoration for me. I've dedicated some time for myself amidst the craziness of being a single mom while Matt travels for work. I've focused a little more of my time on prayer and found that it really does relax me and make me a better mother. I've taken care of myself and it feels good (even if the shot hurt a little). I'd say the whole week has been a success!
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