Friday, May 30, 2008
Read the post about his father battling cancer. The person writing this post is my oldest child's father, and while I don't really agree with many things he says/does...I felt like I needed to do this. I know he is 'for real'.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here was my delimma:
I did not anticipate having any full time childcare spaces open for quite a while. I've also had a former client that had another child and wanted me to keep the new baby. I was going to work the new baby into our schedule part time, as available a few mornings each week, to do what I could to help them out. Then this morning, I had a parent give me notice, out of the blue, that they were moving elsewhere. This provides just the right space for the new baby. It gives me a lighter schedule for part of the summer, to enjoy with my family, too. God is amazing in His plan...not mine!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I tried to talk my granny into just running in for me. I'm still not sure why she refused...?
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Then the oldest child spent the night with a friend. Baby girl had a hard night's sleep. I heard her up at 3:30 am. She had out a bag of cereal which had spilled on the carpet. She was coloring & watching Noggin. My boy slept with me all night. :)
We woke, went to church, ate lunch with a grandmother and friend. Naptime was awesome! Then there was a VBS meeting and choir practice. Now I am hoarse and the kids are playing outside. I foresee a peaceful night, quick dinner and bedtime.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Today is his birthday...
For tonight...no fast food! I was invited to a family members home, and they are doing all the cooking. I can't wait! We're having ham, potatoes, cabbage and some other stuff. Yum!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
My darling grump made it safely to his destination. He is 4 hours time behind me. He usually does the 'wake-the-kids" morning routine, while I sleep in a little bit. So, while he is gone, I get to have that job. I made it up and got everyone out the door on time, and even cooked breakfast and finished the dishes before my clients arrived. That is pretty significant. Usually, the breakfast dishes get done somewhere around bedtime. Anyway...day 1 got started without too much issue! I did forget to send lunch money for the 6 year old, but they'll let him eat, and I can send the check tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Why? Because my Granny wanted it. She saw the recipe in some magazine, and thought is sounded good. And had mentioned it several times over the last week. So, that means she wanted it. We are having a Mother's Day lunch tomorrow, and voila! My son (6) did help...notice the strawberry that is not like the others? Down on the side? Yeah, he did that.
I know for some of you, this won't be a big deal. I made this cake totally from scratch.
Cool whip? no. Whipping Cream. Box cake mix? Nope...sifted flour, butter, etc...etc...
This took hours! Of course I was making it and homemade pizza dough at the same time, so it was a bit challenging logistically.
So, after I got up this morning, had breakfast, took the 11 year old to her game, watched said game that started late, came home, made lunch...went back out to the grocery store and spent a fortune, and spent the rest of the day in the kitchen. I LOVED IT! I felt so happy! I wish I could make more time to cook from scratch. It is hard with the way my house is set up to watch the kids and spend major time in the kitchen too.
Now...onto summer! While I still have plenty of daily challenges to face, there is a bit of sweet relief!