Archive for February, 2010

February 10, 2010


thinking i need to take a break from this blog for a few months.  i have too many other things on my mind to be feeling guilty about not keeping my blog updated.  when i have a few spare minutes, i need to not spend them here.  yes, i’d like to have a journal of my life right now, but it’ll have to wait until things slow down a little.

mop the kitchen floor. put new pictures on my website.  put a picture in the empty frame on my bedside table.  re-order business cards that i had printed with a typo on them.  finish reading the novel i’ve been reading for 6 weeks.  iron.  mend and hem and patch things.  do the 5 paintings i have on my waiting list.  cook decent dinners for my family.  find a new end table for the living room.  finish pricing and tagging the huge pile of stuff i have set aside for the consignment sale.  figure out how to fit a king-size bed in our room.  figure out where everyone will stay when they come to see baby brother.  get rid of the jogging stroller.  return to costco.  go through the huge pile of junk on my desk.  put clothes away.  quality time with my husband (pillow talk while we’re both half asleep does not count).  put sheets on the bed.  shave my legs more than once a week.  unpack my suitcase.  enforce harper’s chore list.  return overdue things to the library.  fill prescriptions.  acutally take my vitamins once the prescription is filled.  go to the gym.  cut my kids’ nails.  cut my nails and (gasp) put some clear polish on them.  manage the meal ministry for church.  order prints of layne and harper’s first year collages.  reorder business cards for my sister that were sized wrong.  play a game with harper.  take layne to story time.  Bible study.  quiet time.  prayer. 

whew.  so, off i go.  check in with me over here at my “business” blog.

February 2, 2010

eating blow-pops reminds me of 7th grade.

  • something i accomplished today:  i was early for my OB appointment.  unheard of.
  • something i screwed up today:  dropped a 1/2 open can of Rotel on the kitchen floor halfway through opening it (cheap can opener).
  • something fun i did with the kids:  took video of them dancing around the house naked after thier bath.  that one’s going in the future-boyfriends/embarrassment archive.
  • something funny or cute one of my kids did or said:  the screaming and dancing naked was purty darn cute. 
  • something yummy i ate today:   chewing the gum from my 2nd Blow-Pop of the night.  they’ve been my thing lately.  random, but oddly satisfying.
  • something i read today:  ummm…a list of iron-rich foods that the OB handed me after she told me that my blood-work says i’m anemic.
  • a tv show or movie i watched today:   just finished “whip it”.  pretty cute….not as “raw” as i thought it would be…i can’t watch ellen page in anything without it seeming reminiscent of “juno”.  i’m sure she hates that.
  • something i did today that i hardly ever do:  made enchiladas for us.  usually when i make them it’s for someone else (for meal ministry).
  • something i did today that i do every day:  struggled with finding something to wear.
  • something i am thankful for right now:  learning more and more lately that i need to continually count my blessings in every aspect of life.  i’m having a really hard time right now accepting the fact that we will still be living here when Baby Boy arrives in 12 weeks.  HOWEVER, i know so many people who are facing difficult circumstances right now that i really have no room to complain.  Lord, may you continue to remind me of this (please).