Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
I Hate Saturdays
After a particularly tumultuous week, I decided to take it easy today. Alas, I took it a little too easy; rest was supplanted by its counterfeit -- dissipation, and in the pace of hoped-for rejuvenation, malaise showed up. This happens too often on Saturdays when there is no structure to my day. I need to do better at planning my free time, and particularly the long stretch of a day off.
So, here's my plan for this week: A colleague just moved houses and offered her moving boxes to the first taker. I'm going to go pick them up on Monday after work. On weeknights I'll focus on packing pretty much everything that's boxable that I won't need for the next few months, and then I'll try to recruit some muscle to move boxes to the attic on Saturday. That's the biggest job on the path to making my house saleable. (For those of you who know about the wonderful house I found this week, I had to put on the brakes after looking at the numbers. It was just more than I'd be able to handle. Besides, I was doing things out of order -- I need to at least have this place on the market before I can really consider what to purchase, and I need a much better grasp on what I can actually afford. Hint: It's not as much as the mortgage company says!)
The second half of the fourth commandment, or at least the rudiments thereof, isn't a terribly great stumbling block to me. Spend the day in the worship of the Lord, in rest, in fellowship and feasting? Noooo problem, mon! But the first half -- six days shall you labor -- that doesn't come so easily to my lazy self. The more I learn to be diligent (and really, the Lord has brought about a lot of changes in that area of my life in the past couple years, though I still obviously have a long way to go), the more every day of the week will be the day that the Lord has made, and the more I will rejoice in each one.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11:36 PM
On August 13, 2007 9:28 PMbarbwrote... Valerie, Reading this post reminded me of a similar post I wrote last fall http://brab.blogspot.com/2006/11/lifestyle-budgeting.html Finding balance is so very hard most days of the week, but especially on Saturdays when everything is wide open with choices. At least Sun - Friday, our days are pretty well scheduled between work and church.