January 9, 2012


picture via online

"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." D & C 6:36

I've tried to do a word of the year in the past. Usually I'm motivated for a few weeks and then I even forget what the word ever was. So, this year, I saw something on Mormon.org about choosing a scripture for the year. I read a few of the comments and came across this scripture. I really liked it! It was simple and to the point. Something I could memorize and repeat to myself throughout the day. I even have it written on my blank frame with a dry erase marker in our bathroom where I write pithy quotes. Or scriptures. Or Merry Christmases.

Today was the first day of having the whole house to myself- except Sadie- since Elizabeth came into our lives. When Asher started Kindergarten, Josh was home looking for a job. When Josh started his new job, the kids where home on Winter break and when they went back, Asher was home sick. Today they are all gone. I came home to an empty house, quickly left to walk Sadie and then quickly left to an Institute class and shopping. After I came home and unloaded everything, the silence shocked me. I was all over the map for a while there. I miss the kids, but I love the amount of work I can get done and the fact that I can eat whatever I want without having to share a few bites.

It is now 2:30 pm and the kids will get out of school in 15 minutes. The days go by way too quickly.

This is my blog. My name is Megan Abbott.

ps. Look. I like it. Maybe I do go for words of the year.

1 comment:

Joanie said...

It's quite a feeling, isn't it? You seem to be adjusting well to your "new life"...it takes a while to decide what to do with all that time. I say...use it to fine tune your home's organization, develop your talents, and "re-charge" because when everyone comes home at the end of the day, they are tired, and/or full of things to say and they need fresh baked cookies and cold milk and a listening ear.