Wednesday, October 29, 2008
wake up at 7 a.m.
take kids to school (8:30 a.m.)
feed, bathe, change baby over and over (except the bath, just one of those)
fold 4 loads of laundry that have been sitting on my couch all week
make and eat lunch
walk around park with baby while simultaneously calling insurance and doc offices to find an orthopaedic specialist that they cover (1 p.m.)
visit hospital to see about picking up x-rays
shop for dinner fixings
park and feed baby outside kids' school
pick up kids (3 p.m.)
help kids with homework
load up kids and go pick up new baby swing
reassemble old swing to prepare to give it away
finish helping kids with homework
make dinner (biscuits and sausage gravy...yum!)
eat fast and take Tiny to church activity (6:30 p.m.)
pick up visiting partner and visit with two ladies from church
come home and feed baby
go to grocery store for dinner fixings for dinner guests tomorrow
come home, feed baby and put him to sleep
plop down on couch with heavy eyelids, weary head, and a desire to not move again (and it's 9:47 p.m.)
I'm tired. And the next couple days will not slow down much. Tomorrow, I have to drop off Mister at school, take Tiny and Little Man to the hospital to pick up the x-rays, and then take Tiny to her orthopaedic appointment...all before 9:30 a.m. Pick up the kids at 3, pop the lasagna in the oven at 4, and have dinner guests at 5. Did I mention that the house is a mess and will need to be cleaned sometime before dinner? At 6, the kids' school Halloween carnival starts and they will need to be in costume. Friday night, trick or treating. Saturday night, H and I get to dine with some of the loveliest friends a girl could ask for and their wonderful husbands/fiancee at a bbq steakhouse. Oh, I'm sooo looking forward to that. Maybe I'll be able to breathe again on Sunday. Here's hoping.
I know that the long list of my day is a bit dull to read, but I think it helps me to see that even though I don't think I accomplished anything, it's evident that I ran my butt off today. I wish all of the above would burn calories like the walk did. Then I'd be in great shape in a matter of days.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I laughed so hard when I saw this. He's getting good at gripping things and also managing to get them into his mouth.
Better be off...Little Man is paging me. Good night.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
But it was definitely broken. She now has a splint and will see a specialist in a couple of days. The doc on call thought that since kids' bones are pretty rubbery that they might not need to set the bone. It is only broken about 3/4 of the way through one of the bones in the forearm. With kids, bones tend to mend easier and usually don't need setting with this type of break. But we will need to see if the specialist agrees with that. So, for now she is in a splint and sling (with teddy bears and balloons on it). She is also on motrin and in bed, resting. I'm so thankful that it wasn't a much worse injury and that it seems that it will heal fine on its own...we hope. So, prayers are appreciated.
I'm off to bed...a lot of excitement for one day.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I have a desire to join the Air Force.
Most of the men in my family have served in some branch of the military and I have always felt proud of them for doing it. And I always pictured myself joining. When I was in junior high, a friend and I had the plan to join the military and let it fund our way through college. I wanted to be a lawyer back then. Well, pregnant at 16 and married at 19 changed the plans a bit. She ended up joining the Army and hated it. (FYI, Army and AF...two very different branches of the military. 'Nuff said.) Anyway, I still think about joining regularly and the appeal has not diminished much over the years.
I can eat intimidating amounts of chocolate and baked goods.
It's amazing that I am not 200 lbs. However, I do notice that the older I get, the less forgiving my body is of it.
I drink an insane amount of water each day.
Which is supposed to be excellent for you and your complexion. Well, not so sure it's helped with that much. But I do know that I am so used to drinking it that five minutes without a tall glass of water in sight leaves me completely parched.
I am going to force myself to write a book one day.
It'll happen. I can feel the book, somewhere inside of me just waiting to come together. I may need to submit myself to NaNoWriMo...as insane as it is.
I like DIY shows and have a desire to obtain all the DIY and tool knowledge and skills I can.
There's something about the idea of being able to tear down a wall with the ferocity of an animal (and a hammer) and redo it into something beautiful and functional. Not to mention that all the tools are really cool too.
So, I now challenge you to leave a comment containing a little known nugget about yourself. Let's see who can come up with something really unique/funny/embarassing.
That smile warms my heart. And I look forward to each breathy laugh. How could I ever dwell on the negative when I have such a handsome pick-me-up every day?
I could post more, my life is so full right now, but I better start the day. Have a blessed day!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Bree falling off the log right when I was taking the pic at Warwick Castle.
I still can't believe you talked me into driving in Ireland.
The best friends a girl could have.
Ponchos with Shakesperean quotes...can't get much nerdier than us.
That bloody pizza.
Is Liz sticking it up her nose? And what was Whit doing?
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
How awesome are those?!? I want the one in the middle really bad, but for $65, I will need to wait for that indulgence. I would love to hang out with this chica and pick her brain for all the DIY expertise she has stored in there. Check her out.