Actually, I'm feeling pretty organized today.
Definitely not always the case...not even mostly the case if I'm being honest
but today has been calm.
Wondering if I'm not going bananas because of my determination to give myself a break for a month. In the recent weeks (well, pretty much since Halloween) I've been running full speed ahead
and doing a lot to help people around me.
A true blessing of course--
to serve others
because charity never faileth!
But every once in awhile, we have to pull on the reins of wisdom and reel ourselves in just a titch.
And...so I have.
Been spending a little more time on me & my house since Saturday and it feels nice
(even got my hair done-woohoo!)
Decided to go on an extra-service hiatus for a month starting Saturday (5 days ago). I’ve just been doing and doing and doing and giving and giving so much to friends and church assignments lately that I was starting to feel a little worn down and tired from all of it. I decided to give myself a whole month to say NO to anything extra I get asked to do.
Needing some time to refill the bucket as they say.
Not wanting to be selfish...just
need to be sure I don't go BANANAS!
I'm 5 days in and I feel really good.
My kitchen sink is even shiny.
So...the only thing going bananas at the moment is this fabulous pie
(I MADE FOR A FRIEND, of course)
Don't fret, I made the pie months ago. It was a birthday gift redeemed. I like to give the guy friends in my life "coupons" for a favorite pie or cake or other yummy dessert since they all seem to
want expensive gadgets which I simply can't afford.
But FOOD I can somehow work into the deal.
And they all seem to comply with a smile.
My friend Ryan went for Banana Cream Pie and it was delish!
I did a shortbread crust.
One pie with dark chocolate and one with white--yum!
Now, this is my idea of going bananas!
Ironically enough, with all of the chatter about what people are giving up for Lent, I had to laugh when I told my friend today I was starting a month’s hiatus of extra service.
She said why not make it a full 40 days and give up charity for Lent.
Certainly not what God or church leaders would have in mind for what to sacrifice, I know
but her quick witted humor made me smile.
And 2 thank you notes came from friends in the mail today.
My bucket is starting to re-fill.
Bananas-free zone today and loving it!
How about you? Needing to take a break? I'm here for you if you do!
Ps. If you want the recipe for this pie, just leave me a comment and I'll email it and some more instructional photos on over to you!