February 12, 2017 by Courtney
I’m writing this after a very long day and weekend.
I’m sipping my decaf Ruta Maya coffee with raw sugar and half and half. The kids are asleep and Robert is chilling on the couch.
I forgot what it’s like to be super busy two days in a row. Lately I have been going to town only on Wednesdays and Sundays. While Wednesdays can be exhausting, I don’t have to get moving super early so that’s nice.
Yesterday we had a fantastic day, but it was busy from the get-go (Levi’s birthday party day and we had family here).
Today we had to get up and moving quickly. We left out of here at 8:30 (this is early for me to leave these days) to get to church by 10:00.
I actually felt very pretty today, so I took a selfie and had Robert take a picture of my new LulaRoe leggings :-).
Christ Church Kerrville was fantastic as it always is. I always learn so much from the pastor there. The church is small, which we like after being at a huge church for several years. The preaching is deep. I love that he speaks truth every Sunday. I love worshipping through hymns, and I love that the kids are learning some of the hymns that I learned as a child. The boys always go to children’s church after worship while Karis stays with us and takes notes (they have a specific place for kids to take notes in the bulletin) :-).
We had an amazing lunch with new friends (the pastor and his family). The fact that we could have lunch with a pastor of a church is different from what we’ve been used to recently (with our old church being Chuck Swindle’s church). The food was excellent and we enjoyed great conversation. We just felt right at home with them. I’m looking forward to talking with them more as I start to learn about the Presbyterian church. He’s a former Southern Baptist like me, so he can appreciate specific questions that I have.
We ran a few errands, got some more groceries, and finished out our Sunday trip in town with my favorite Sonic Coke Zero with lime (self care!).
In true Courtney style, I couldn’t end the day with a messy house so I spent a little bit of time sweeping, vacuuming, doing dishes, picking up, etc. It didn’t take long. I had planned to do my prep for the week this afternoon since I didn’t get any done Friday or yesterday, but I was just too tired. I’m home tomorrow and can do my prep then. I don’t have much prep to do since I’m home most days now.
So my self care today was church, lunch with new friends, cleaning up the house a bit (yes, that’s self care for me), and now sipping my favorite coffee and blogging. Oh, and I got a few new candles today that smell like spring (which go great with the weather we’ve had lately)! Great way to end the week.