Two Circles

I have many things to do this week, and I can either choose to conquer it or let it conquer me.

My default for a week like this is to take on too much of the outer circle and put it in the inner circle. Have I talked about the two circles before?

See, there are two circles. There’s a small circle and a large circle, the first being inside of the second. The small circle consists of what I am responsible for and what I can control. The outer circle is made up of everything else; the concerns and outcomes of the world in which I exist.

Simple enough, right?

Sure. when the sea is calm and there isn’t much to do. But when life starts to pick up and the train starts gaining speed, all of a sudden the circles become blurry. Things that I am not responsible for or are out of my control suddenly seem like they are mine to take on. At first it is quite a temptation to say yes to these grander things, because they make us feel big. Powerful. In charge. Accomplished.

But then this week knocks on my door and doesn’t even give me a chance to open it before it blasts right on through.

So I am going to declare this right here and now: I will not let this week have victory over me. I will do the best that I can with what I have, because God lets me get up in the morning. Everything else is out of my hands. If I disappoint someone, IT IS OK. My worth does not lie in anyone’s opinions. If my house gets dirty, IT IS OK. The house will get cleaned eventually. I will love my husband, my son, my neighbor and anyone else who is put in my path. All results are out of my control.

Are you like me? You might need to say this to yourself every minute of each day this week, and do that if you have to. Write it on a piece of paper and stick it on your steering wheel or bathroom mirror. And remember to breath.

Don’t spend your week being anxious. That’s an order.

(But I won’t be disappointed if you screw up and get stressed, so pull your panties outa your butt).

 

Weekly Recap

Hope ya’lls week was nice. I know mine was. It involved a house work, a bachelorette dinner, Abram’s first hose etravaganza, me locking the keys in the house twice and having to jump the fence and break in, family times, an attempted fort and lots of creativity. A few bumps here and there but overall a success I would say!

Have a great weekend!

 

Easter Egg Ideas

Easter is just days away, and frankly I’m excited about it. Normally I’m neither here nor there when it comes to the holiday- sad I know. I think the corniness¬† of it and the dumbing down of the gospel over the span of my life really sucked the joy out of it. But thankful over time and through growth, my heart has been made anew. I cannot wait to decorate me some eggs! I was searching for some creative and fresh ideas, and here are some that really stood out to me:

How freaking gorgeous are these Polish eggs???

 

These neon decorated Easter eggs remind me of the 60’s! They are really neat looking and easy to make. Just visit oh joy! for the tutorial on these beauties.

Want to skip all of the frill and decorate your eggs to look natural and muted? Check out B nature for the tutorial.


HOW FANTASTIC! I wish I had the patience and hand coordination to do this. I would probably destroy the poor eggs. Think you can do this? If so head on over to Design Sponge and get that thread and needle out!

I think this is my favorite out of all of them…. silk dyed eggs!!! Just take your man’s old ties or head over to the thrift store and clean them out and then follow this tutorial over at Our Best Bites! I think I’m actually going to do this.

Don’t have the creativity or the time for all of this do it yourself egg dying? Run down to the store and grab you a PAAS coloring kit. Throw the tablets in some vinegar or water, and watch those white eggs transform into pretty colors. You could even get a little wild and take an egg out of one color and put it in the other. Craziness!