Why the daily routine isn't necessarily a bad thing

Why the daily routine isn't necessarily a bad thing

I've been pondering for days over what to write about, and I've struggled. My daily routine seems to be getting in the way of anything productive emerging from my brain.

I have a couple of great blogs brewing in said brain, but the timing is crutial to the content; I can't publish them yet.

I have a plethora of photos to use in a fantastic gallery post that's still "under construction," but won't be ready for a couple of weeks. Geh.

You can see, it's not like I haven't been doing anything; I just haven't been writing anything that I can publish right now.

So, I pondered some more and asked myself, "Why can't you write, dummy?"

(See how important proper grammar is? If I'd have forgotten the comma, someone out there would have been offended that I wasn't writing to him/her. But I digress).


I can't seem to write about much, because there just isn't all the much happening right now. We are in a status quo, daily routine that is just....meh. Quietly wonderful, but still...meh.

I think God finally decided that we'd had enough turmoil for a while, and He's giving us a breather.

My hubby's accident in 2012 (that I can't really talk about, because it's all still in litigation) had us in turmoil for nearly 2 years.

Then, earlier this year in April, I took the girls ice skating for the first time. Wrist guards, people...wrist guards.

Then, the school year ended, the kids went zooming out the door to Breakaway Kid's Camp for a week, then we turned right around and went to the lake for a week's vacation.

We've been home now for a few weeks, we just got past the 4th of July, and now we're heading toward....nothing.

I've got nothing planned until August 14th when my girls go back to school.

Oh, there will be dentist, eye doctor, pediatrician and orthodontist appointments to keep, all of which I'm sure my kids are thrilled about.

There's the necessary evil task of shopping for school supplies which my kids undertake with a complete lack of enthusiasm.

Other than that, I just don't have much planned. The daily routine includes me working, the kids doing their summer homework books, some chores, some relaxing, some swimming at a friend's house, some reading (SO thankful my kids are avid readers like me) and some Kindle/Wii/xBox time.

Oooo! We do have a family movie night planned for this Friday!! Hopefully, choosing the movie will go better than when we're choosing a game for family game night!

I'd like to get my kids to the Brookfield Zoo at least once and to the Museum of Science and Industry. I think my youngest would never want to leave MSI. I'm pretty sure MSI is her version of heaven.

So, until I can get these things planned - all of which is on my "to-do" list for tomorrow -  it's just the daily routine, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, is it?

Thanks, God, for a little time of status quo. It's a great breather that we all need.

Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)

21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Source: Biblegateway.com

How do you feel about the daily routine you have? Are you content? Do you want more?

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