Has it really been 3 weeks since I started the 3 in 30 challenge? Really? That’s hard to believe. I am doing fairly well with my goals. A couple of them stall occasionally but I give them a jolt of adrenaline and they pick right back up again.
The laundry continues to be a thorn in my flesh! It kind of reminds me of what Paul said in II Corinthians. I was gonna find it in a different translation but the King James Version makes it sound so much more evil and sinister so I’m gonna stick with that!
2nd Corinthians 12:7
- “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure”.
See, laundry is a message of satan sent to torment me! I knew it! I just knew it!!! I think we should just throw away all our dirty clothes and buy new ones every week instead of washing, drying and putting these away. I never have any luck convincing Ron of this and I have a feeling I’m not convincing anyone else of it either. DADGUM IT!
I have read a lot in my book I’m reading for Bible study – So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore. I haven’t made it to the actual Bible study yet but I am keeping up with them in the reading anyway. This is the second time I have read this book and I’m telling you what – I’m not sure I learned ANYTHING the first time through. It is so challenging. Each paragraph proves to me just how insecure I am and why. Noone can lay it on the line like Beth, that’s for sure. I am forming an entry in my mind about Insecurity. It’s just so hard to face and admit. It’s like scratching the scab off a wound and looking inside. (Wasn’t that a lovely analogy? You’re welcome!)
My personal reading is going very well. I feel so much smarter when I read for pleasure. Sometimes I have to reread the same thing 800 times but at least I’m taking some time just for me. And I am enjoying it. I have already met that goal for the month. I have completed On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah and am now halfway through Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel. Very happy about that.
I’m thinking about just forgetting the laundry and only doing my reading goals. I think that could work! I may have just talked myself into letting the laundry piles win and take over the house. They are gonna do that anyway. Why fight it! Sometimes you just have to know when to give in. That settles it – I’m giving in and boycotting laundry!
I am holding on to this Confucious quote this week! I’m working on it. This Confucious guy – I bet he had piles of laundry laying around too.
“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”