Friday, May 30, 2008

help for another

I know I don't get a whole lot of traffic through here, but I'd like to put the word out to read a post by another blogger.

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

Rain Day

Oh, what to do when our beautiful spring gives way to a rainy deluge? The girls watched at the window and declared "we'll NEVER get to go outside". They even placed the emphasis on never, like I typed it. I was thankful, because I noticed some of my yard was thirsty yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Timing & God

God's timing is awesome!
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

Shopping with 5

I had to run to the grocery store today. It was an adventure, as usual, however, instead of just my kids, I had 5 kids under age 5. And my Granny. Please understand, I was desperate for milk, juice and bread, or I would not have done it. My local store does not have any of the 'fancy' carts that are designed to hold more than one child. I had to be inventive and drag my granny along to push a second cart. Overall it turned out quite well.

I tried to talk my granny into just running in for me. I'm still not sure why she refused...?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

He's Home!

And safely, too!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Day 5, Day 6 Saturday & Sunday

I enjoyed a day with my sweet children on Saturday. We all cooperated in housekeeping, then got a reward for doing a good job! We went out to an afternoon movie, shopping at Wal*Mart, then grabbed dinner out as well. AS the commercial says: Movie $50, dinner $20, the fun time with the kids...priceless.

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

Day 4 ~ Friday

Oh, what a melancholy day...sort of. It was a hard one emotionally. I admit it, I was down in the dumps. I've been talking to my grump several times a day...and I'm not sure if that makes it easier or harder. My work day was fun and easy, though. The weather was very cooperative with my emotional mood. I kind of got out of my funk at bedtime, which was good!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Day 3

Day 3 finished up pretty well. We ate plenty at dinner...and it was delicious! I had to rush back to pick up the oldest from softball practice. I did bring her a plate. Then, without too much trouble they were off to bed. Then I tried to sleep. I tossed and turned, then tried the TV. Nope, not working to settle me. So I read a little bit, and that helped some. I was just so very retless. Finally, I called my sweetie for about 10 minutes. That was just what I needed. I get very frustrated with him at times, but he is my best friend~and I'm missing him pretty good now.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day 3 - what's for supper?

Day #3 without my sweet grump is off to a good start. I made it through a Tball game, stuck in the dugout helping with the lineup. That team is one rowdy bunch, whew. We made it home with just enough time to scarf down some fast food burgers and get the kids to bed. I am really missing my husband today. It seems very odd when he's not home at night.

Today is his birthday...

For 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

Day 2

I know I am not very timely in putting up new posts...but I am working harder on that. I want to find more thought-provoking topics...but I don't want to get into things that are too negative either. So, I guess I'll just keep writing about me! I'm so positive! :)

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. 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

And now, to be a single parent for about a week...

My sweet grump left this day for a week. That would be my husband:) He's on a trip to help with a mission of our church. I pray for him to have safe travels, and to let the camp be a ministry to him and to others.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Do I Love my Granny or What?

This is what I spent my afternoon slaving over...

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.

Sweet Relief

My classes ended on Wednesday! The burden that lifted from my shoulders when I woke up Thursday morning was awesome! I did not have to keep in the back of my mind any assignment, worry or wonder about how and when I was going to read or write papers!

Now...onto summer! While I still have plenty of daily challenges to face, there is a bit of sweet relief!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


The sun is shining, the bird are chirping, and a slight breeze is making it's way through the window screens. There are three adorable three year olds snoring contentedly nearby with quiet music in the background. This is beautiful! A peaceful moment is a rare gift to me, and I thank God for this time.

  • It takes just a moment to change your attitude. And, in that quick moment, you can change your entire day!