Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Meandering Mommy?

Meander - what does this word mean? Well, The American Heritage dictionary defines it as; 1. to follow a winding and turning course. 2. To move aimlessly and idly.

So why would I call my blog The Meandering Mommy? To me it is obvious, this word describes me to a tee. My adult life has been filled with so many days spent aimlessly wandering! Don't confuse my point here please. I am absolutely sure of only one thing, that my destination is Christ. There is only one path that leads to Him, the narrow path, and I am on that path. It is the journey through the daily distractions that gives me trouble. My attentions are split between being a wife, mother, teacher, housekeeper, cook, laundress, farmer, veterinarian, chauffeur, and coach. And that is just the things I do for my family. I also harbor a laundry list of interests of my own, which more often than not get pushed to the side. However I usually have at least two or three active projects or ideas being planned....even if they never make it past the planning stage. For example, this week I have again become convinced that I must do something to fix the state of American politics...yes, I am reading a Bill O'Reilly book. Since I have so enjoyed this book, I took a little trip to the library where I picked up a selection of books to whet my very diverse appetite. Lone Cowboy, the life story of Will James. The Wives of Henry VIII, and a cute little grammar book called Eats, Shoots and Leaves; which I must say has me feeling extremely self conscience about my use of punctuation in the above sentences (thanks Lori for the recommendation).

The rest of this week will more than likely be spent reading these wonderful books and maybe making a plan for my election to the office of my choice in 2012. I know, its a long shot, but that is how my mind works. I'll just fit in in between my budding cullinary career and my stints playing the Dove awards (after I finish learning to play the guitar and the piano).

My nights all too often consist of me making my "plan" for what I will do the following day. I am an excellent list maker, I love to make lists and plan things on paper. The problem is, when it comes time to put those plans into action, I don't have a great track record. As a result I am often a meandering mommy, with great intentions, just being swept away by whims and fancy and getting not much of anything accomplished.

I hope that I have explained sufficiently the reason behind the title of this blog. It was not a random choice, rather a little window into my personality. Okay, I have to go make breakfast now...Oh, and train my dog. I borrowed this great dog training tape from a good friend. Who knows, I may start a dog obedience club in the area...anyone interested?


  1. Wow, What a beautiful Garden you have put out. Who would have guessed all those years ago when we lived in California, that we would be little farmers. What a wonderful life the Lord has blessed us with. Honey and the Nana have 87 tomato plants along with all the other goodies set out in our garden. You gave me a good dose of the green bean challenge last year so I opted away from that adventure. ( I did'nt like picking those the day Dustin and I went out there.) Don't worry about no corn Mom will have plenty for the both of us. The crows must be on your side of Town. :) Happy Gardening. Love Mom

  2. Jennifer,

    I am so proud of you. Love your blog. I love looking into your world and keeping up with you. Thanks for sending me the link.
    Love christy