Well, 2 months since the last post, and I had promised I was going to keep up with my Bible journaling on here, whoops! I have been journaling, just haven’t had time to post it…no, rephrase that, just haven’t taken the time to post it! Let’s recap on events since August 1 and maybe you can sympathize a little….take a deep breath….
School started. Always a busy time of the year. Logan is in 6th grade and the 2nd or 3rd week of school we were slammed with a 6th grade fundraiser. I think I just need to make a donation instead of ordering stuff. I’m also one of the junior class sponsors, and our year has been hectic (especially this past week) preparing for OUR big fundraiser, the annual Black and Orange game.
Oh, and Logan decided he wanted to play Mighty Mite football at Salem, you know, since we don’t have much going on this fall, anyway. Yeah, right! Now, look at the photo below and just take note, even though 6th graders can play mighty mites with a school they do not attend, my son is still representing his Viola Longhorns with the orange socks. I’m raising him right!
Also in August, Casey asked if I would help her with a little contest, an NFR (National Finals Rodeo) outfit for Fallon Taylor. I said, “Sure, I will.” but in the back of my mind I’m thinking there is no way under the big, blue sky that she will pick the outfit we designed, so I won’t have to worry about it. WRONG! See that name third from the top, that’s us…Dirt Road Chic. Yep, she picked our design with several others (because the NFR is 10 performances).
Well, challenge accepted, and I didn’t get too worried about it because, after all, the Finals are in December, and it was just the middle of August, so we had time. Silly me for thinking I had time…Casey received the white jeans and white shirt from Fallon Taylor (yes, the REAL Fallon Taylor…if you don’t know who she is, Google her), and along with that came the little note that she had to have the completed outfit back by SEPTEMBER 30. I may have just panicked slightly when I realized we only had 2 weekends we could work on it, but we did it, and it was back in her possession on September 29th.
Fallon is known for her bright, outrageous style, and I’m a little worried that ours may be a little tame, but it’s ok. I really wish I could show you the finished thing, but I can’t…at least not until she wears it, but I can promise you, as soon as we see it on her my social media feeds will be “Fallonized”. Oh, and just for the record, SHE IS TINY! I don’t think I could have gotten one leg in her jeans!
In the middle of the chaos, Casey and I also decided to be the hosts of the Fulton County Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. It’s October 24th at Fulton Co. Fairgrounds…you should come.
So the last couple of weeks we’ve been gearing up for the big Jr. Class thing and I’ve been a distracted….maybe crazy is a better word. I haven’t slept much and just cry at anything, and October 7th, my oldest son posted this on Instagram:
“I’m gonna walk with my grandaddy,
and he’ll match me step for step
And I’ll tell him how I’ve missed him every minute since he left, and then I’ll hug his neck.” 🎵🎶
Happy Birthday Grandad! I’ll see you again someday.
Yep, waterworks. I just happened to see it at school, too, and my juniors and seniors were looking at me like I was nuts…I guess I am a little nuts, but doesn’t every family tree have a few?
I guess I say all that to just illustrate a small part of why I’ve felt very overwhelmed and drowning the last few weeks. I was seriously about to have a huge pity party with Ben & Jerry, but tonight I have a little different perspective because of the women’s conference at our church today. That’s another post, because this one is getting a little long, but my outlook is better, my joy is restored, and Tuesday night I can check one more thing off my to do list.
I made this in Photoshop last night. God was taking care of my pity party before I even knew it.
What a mighty God we serve!