Today's been a lazy day. Which is appropriate, because even God rested on the seventh day :-).
I was sound asleep, when suddenly I was awaken by the sound of the alarm chime. My son had gone out after work, and was coming home. But for some reason, I forgot he wasn't home. In my sleepy stupor I thought someone was breaking into the house. I was sure someone was coming in through the sliding glass door, so I got up to see who it was (what I intended to do to the intruder, I have no idea). As soon as I opened the door, I saw my son R in the kitchen, and reality came back to me, so I went back to bed. Unfortunately, I couldn't go back to sleep. It was 3:00 in the morning, and I probably fell back asleep at around 5:00. That was not a good feeling.
I got up at 7:00 and hit the shower. I hadn't washed my hair yesterday, and it looked like a grease ball. I finished showering, then finally decided what it was I was going to wear. Awake for 2 hours in the middle of the night, and I don't even remember how long I debated in my head whether to wear my green and blue plaid skirt or my light grey skirt. That's what happens when I wake up in a fog and think burglars are in the house. I went with the green and blue plaid skirt, with a beige short sleeved sweater. Once I was dressed I got my Complexion Rescue sample in tan and put it on. I wanted to see how it looked under my Bareskin foundation. It's definitely darker than my skin, that's for sure. I made breakfast, then did my eye makeup before putting foundation on. Since Complexion Rescue is a tinted moisturizer, I wanted it to set and get absorbed into my skin before putting on any other face makeup. The eye shadow I used is from The Hot List collection from Bare Minerals; it's a champagne shimmer color and a matte grey color. My eyes looked amazing! The swelling from the stye was gone (Thank You Jesus!) and I was able to do a beautiful look on my eyes. Then I put my glasses on and covered them right up :P. It's a bummer that I can't wear contact lenses, but I suffer from dry eyes. I got tired of always looking tired, because my eyes would turn red and burn from the dryness. Anyway, I went ahead and put on Bareskin (the Bare Minerals liquid foundation) and my skin looked flawless. With the foundation on top, the color of the moisturizer balanced out and my makeup was on point. And since there's very little humidity in the air, my hair turned out gorgeous. I may have been exhausted, but I felt incredible every time I looked in the mirror!
Our church has a private school, and today the children did a presentation. It was wonderful hearing the children sing praises to the Lord! One boy is in our Awana group - I didn't realize he could sing so well! Then the new head master gave the message. Oh, my word, what a powerful message! He taught on Lazarus, and how we often think that God has abandoned us because we don't get the answer we ask for right away. Lazarus's sisters, Martha and Mary, both told Jesus that their brother would not have died had He been there, but they didn't understand the reason for the delay. There was no mistake made; Jesus meant to arrive after Lazarus's death to bring glory to God and show everyone there who He really was. It's no different with us now. When God doesn't answer our prayers right away, it's not because He's abandoned us. It's because He is waiting for just the right moment, that He may be praised and glorified. It was a reminder of God's sovereignty, and how we need to have faith. It was really encouraging.
The weather was perfect once again. The breeze was cool and comfortable, the sun was shining brightly, and I was glad we got to enjoy yet another stunningly beautiful day. Once we got home I made some pasta with the meat sauce I made a few days ago. I try to make a large pot of sauce for days like today when I don't feel like making a big meal. My family doesn't care for sauce in a jar. They like Mom's homemade sauce. I have to admit, so do I.
I did manage to get a couple of loads of laundry washed, but I haven't put anything away. I'm leaving it for tomorrow. I've felt sluggish due to not getting a full night's sleep, but I didn't feel like napping. I just vegged most of the day, watching YouTube videos. The way I see it, it's gonna be a busy week, so I may as well relax today so I can be recharged for tomorrow. So goodnight ya'll. Have a blessed evening.
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