Friday, October 30, 2009
My father in law is in the hospital. He was taken via ambulance yesterday for breathing problems they found were related to pneumonia. He also has H1N1, Supra ventricular Tachycardia and his kidneys won't function.
They had to put him on a ventilator a few hours ago.
Please pray for him, for my MIL , my husband and his sisters.
I just dropped my husband off at the ferry to go see his father. He was told to come now.
It's pretty serious.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
We were reading from page 62.
It's like when your mom or dad lets you have a tiny piece of turkey or dressing to sample just before the Thanksgiving meal. It's not enough to satisfy you, but it's good enough to help you think about how delicious the whole meal will be!
All our lives, even if we don't know it, we've been dreaming of the New Earth - the heaven that will last forever. Whenever we see beauty in the water, wind, flower, animal, man, women or child, we see just a sample of what heaven will be like.
My daughter immediately piped up and said "There's our little sample of heaven", pointing at her baby brother. I could only smile and agree.
She then went on to ask me if I would rather be here on earth when Jesus returns or be with Him when He returns. This started a beautiful conversation. She has really been paying attention!
Our little sample of heaven.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Edited to add:
All was recovered including my precious pictures!
Desk top crashed.
Hopefully haven't lost my pictures....I could cry.
My whole Homeschool world is in jeopardy too.
The computer is off to the doctor. Even my computer geek (very handsome) husband can't fix it.
I will now back up weekly....learned my lesson.
Amazing how much of my world is in that big black box.
Thankfully not the most essential part!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sarah Grace ~ gone to heaven March 2005 @ 12 weeks
Abraham ~ gone to heaven September 2007 @12 weeks
If you would like to join others mothers remembering their babies join them at She Looketh Well.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is day three and we see progress. We do our morning routine the same and then do some read aloud depending on Eli's noise level :o) When he goes down we get to work....or I should say "I" get to work. The older two are off to Playmobile, Lego or stuffies for the next two hours. This is turning out just as good for them as me. They are getting to play for hours at a time which doesn't happen much during regular school weeks. Playing is so important.
These are the areas I am tackling this week:
- Switch winter clothes in/summer out ~ done
- Clean behind computer desk ~ done (largest dust bunnies this side of the border)
- Organize toy area in garage ~ done
- De clutter baby toys (where do they all come from anyway) ~ done
- Pack up outgrown baby clothes to sell on Craig's list ~ almost done
- Dust and organize my room, hang a picture or two (can you see the running theme that I dislike dusting on a regular basis)
- Organize school shelves
- Vacuum couches, under couches and stairs
- Clean behind change table in upstairs bathroom (fearing large dust bunnies there too)
I enjoy simplifying and decluttering. It just feels so good.
The more I have, the more I have to move it and clean it.
Less stuff, less work, less thinking, less time!
I always ask my self when I used something last and unless it has a good reason for sitting idle....out it goes.
This is the garage prior to cleaning. I haven't taken the after picture yet. I should hurry up before it looks like this again. I find bins for each type of toy helpful for storage but not the best for little hands to put back by themselves. Small space requires stackable storage but also daily maintenance.....that's why I need every 7th week off.
Off too vacuum the garage for the finishing touch.
Oh, and our fun field trip from our week off is actually next Tuesday. Aquarium here we come!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
And not immediately panic.
Between the dishes, the bread maker and the craft bin the blood pressure is rising. What you can't see is the Tupperware cabinet contents all over the floor courtesy of my very cute 12 month old or the craft all over the table.
In the past a scene like this would have invoked much internal stress that would then, in a less then loving way, spill into the outside world. I have found going from two children to three has done me in :o). I surrender! I have read all the rules of housekeeping and organization and implemented many of them.
In the past, to accomplish the clean organized exterior I would become military no fun mom. I'd have a clean house but grumpy unhappy family. So not worth it.
Until I can get a grasp on doing both I will choose the messy counter top over the messy heart.
The stuff on the counter isn't what they remember anyway, it's the smile on my face and the things we create.
And just so you know I can't go the bed with it there....so it will get addressed at some point :o)