Mama Tutu’s Tuesday Musings

Blogging these days has been sporadic, but life moves on.  It’s been a wonderful, busy month for the Odom crew.  Amid our busy schedule we’ve been passing around a cold.  I currently feel like someone stepped on my neck with combat boots.  Hoping for some relief soon.  I haven’t really found a cold medicine that does what it says it should do.

My husband and oldest daughter spent some time working at the Houston Food bank this morning. I’m so proud of my sweet girl and her sweet heart.  She was apprehensive and fighting a cold, but she went anyway, and had a great time, and is already talking about going back to help again another time.

My younger two are upstairs “cleaning” the playroom.  I use the term loosely, but hope that if they work at it long enough we’ll begin to see some progress.  They are listening to the Beatles while they clean.  At least I’ve done something right as a mother.

I cannot stand clutter.  Which might surprise you if you’ve been in my cluttered house.  Nothing calms my spirit more than a clean room.  Why, then, do I let things get so out of hand?  Ugh.

We have too much “stuff.”

Our advent activities have been going super.  The girls rush down each morning to read the next card to see what’s on the agenda for the day.  They’ve had the most fun with “giving” activities such as passing out 100 candy canes to strangers.  Turns out, we did that activity on the same day as the school shooting in CT.  It makes me feel good that in some small way, maybe we helped counteract the feelings that the entire world is evil.

Confession:  While Mama Train has been awesome and losing weight over the holidays, I have not.  I ended my sugar fast the week before Thanksgiving, and I’m just going to be honest… I have NOT been eating well since.  I pretty much have just eaten whatever I wanted too.  We made holiday treats, and I’ve had at least a piece of candy every day, if not more.  Thankfully, I haven’t gained or lost.  Just at a stalemate, but I’m actually starting to feel sick of the sugar.  I’m thinking that after next week, it’s back on the health wagon.  I foresee processed junk hitting the trash can again.  Family, be forewarned.

This was one of the yummy treats we made.  You can see my dilemma.

I have broccoli growing in my garden.  For real.  Turnips too, which only my middle child and I will eat.  I’m already planning my Spring layout.  Fun, fun.

I want to take guitar lessons.

I am starting an intergenerational women’s Bible study in January.  I think it’s going to be awesome, and I’m really excited about it.

There is a constant dinging noise coming from upstairs.  I fear that the “cleaning” process is going a bit slow.  Guess it’s time to end this and go monitor the progress.

Until next time,
Mama Tutu

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

4 Responses to Mama Tutu’s Tuesday Musings

  1. L. G. Odom December 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Congratulations to Mallory and her Daddy for their volunteer work at the Food Bank; it can open your eyes and feed your spirit. Keep up the good work.

  2. Amanda December 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Love. Your. Musings. I thought they were cleaning that room yesterday?! ;)

    • Laura December 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

      Yes, well…. you know how it goes… :)

  3. Tracey December 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I think that if you manage to gain NO wait during holidays… That is something to brag about.

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