Home Again



It’s back to the normal grind today! We traveled home yesterday and made it safe and sound. No major issues with our travels – no detours, no puking dog – all was quiet and smooth. We did stop once so our son could go potty, but other than that? Smooth sailing! We were home around 1 pm and were able to quickly unpack and feed Z lunch, then nap time for Z. While he napped, my husband and I went outside for some Vitamin D and relaxation. After Z woke up, we headed to my husband’s brother’s house for dinner. Z enjoyed some playtime outside with his cousins as well.

We got home around 7:30 pm last night and had some snuggle time, as a family, before Z went off to bed. I think it’s safe to say that we were all exhausted. It was a full weekend! I slept fairly soundly last night, but when that alarm went off this morning? I seriously contemplated shutting it off and forgetting any responsibilities….but my personality does not allow that. So I got up and headed to the bathroom. I started going through my morning routine and what do you know – a spider (a woodlouse spider to be exact) decided to show his hideous face and ensure that I was fully awake and alert for the morning. GRRR….I smashed its nasty ugly body and then flushed it down the toilet to fully ensure its death. Then, while completely creeped out, I completed my morning routine. I’m still on the lookout for any other creepy crawly spiders that think, simply because I was gone for 4 days, this house is a free for all. I think not. I haven’t quite decided what the threshold will be for setting bug bombs, but I’m leaning towards 2, maybe 3 more. I don’t think I’ll go more than 3 more spiders. If that happens, then I’ll be bombing the house. I simply can not tolerate these spiders thinking that I will allow co-existence. I do not care that they eat other bugs. I can handle other bugs. Spiders? No. I have zero tolerance for them. I don’t even allow them to live if I see them outside. They have to die. They know this. They know that in order to live, they have to stay far, far away from me. That’s all there is to it. Simple, easy peasy.

Anyway, the spider thing was off topic. We’re home, safe and sound. Today we’re back on schedule. We’re missing the family and Z was already asking for his cousins within 1.5 hours of driving yesterday, if that. 🙁 He does love having them for playmates! Warms my heart that he gets so attached so quickly. I miss the family already. I would love to live close to them all and be able to just see them whenever my heart desires, but the Lord has placed us here, in Michigan, for a reason. For that reason, I will be content and trust Him fully! My joy comes from the Lord and not from my circumstances!

Philippians 4:12-13

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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