Thursday, January 31, 2008
But today was one of the hard days...
...unending piles of laundry
...too much to do, so little time
...a teething (again!) little girl
...who happens to be almost 21 months old
...and has her own opinion about things
...including what she does and does not want to eat for lunch
...that same little girl napped for barely an hour
...making for a sad, crabby baby and a sad, crabby mommy!
...and dear, sweet hubby wasn't home after work due to a meeting at church
...and dear, sweet hubby will be gone on a church retreat this weekend
This too shall pass....I'll take the good days with the bad....but I'm ready for this one to be over!
Well now, when she wants a cup of milk, she knocks on the door to the fridge...good grief!
(Side note - E has figured out how to open the door to my home office...it has a "wigglier" knob that some of our other doors....but the baby gate in that doorway keeps that room sacred -- no pets, no babies! Mommies only! Whew!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend Amy - I love you!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Between that and the relief of obtaining FIVE new teeth in the past week (molars are evil!), E is a happy, happy camper! Which means Mommy is too!
Monday, January 28, 2008
She said... "to chu..ch?"
And I asked her..."What do we do at church?" (I was hoping she'd say 'prayers'...a new word for her....a side note: we call her 'the prayer police'....if we forget to bless our meal, she definitely reminds us...'prayers, mama!')
At any rate, instead of saying 'prayers', she held out her right hand, grabbed my right hand, and shook hands with me! Apparently her current impression of church is shaking hands with the pastors and other friends when we walk in -- something she's just recently mastered!
And of course, yesterday, she shook hands like a little pro, and was smiling and waving at everyone!
She's such a little mess! But a cute mess!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This wonderful gingerbread cleaner, which hubby picked up for me...
This adorable V*ra Bradley backpack, which sis in law picked up for me for Christmas...
And this heavenly chocolate, which hubby tucked in my Christmas stocking...YUM!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Such sweet little moments....sweet times with my sweet girl.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Recently, E figured out how to say "Amen."
Yesterday, she did it one better....after the prayer she said "Amen....bye-bye!"
Not sure what that is all about!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Speaking of groceries, I was horrified to note that our local W*lmart is now selling organic milk for more than $7 per gallon. UGH! Grocery prices keep going up, and up, and up....
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I adore paper products ... cards, notepads, sticky notes, patterned papers etc etc (we won't get started on my related love of office supplies and craft supplies, that is for another post...) But how does one keep paper products organized and easy-to-use?
Many years ago - before I ever saw something similar in the store - I created my own "greeting card file" using a few plastic shoe boxes and some marked index cards as dividers. I pick up all manner of greeting cards on clearance, on sale, or in random places and have them ready to go and at my fingertips in this nifty little file. I was feeling very smug and self-satisfied that I'd created something really smart -- until places like H*llmark actually started SELLING similar products to help keep you organized. I prefer my cheaper, much more flexible and adaptable version. It suits my needs.
My sweet husband and my dear mother both say that I am one of the last people on earth that loves written cards, thank you notes etc etc. While I do rely on e-cards and e-vites from time to time, I do adore "real" mail and the art of sending real correspondence.
It is a little OCD of me to have a card file? Probably....but it makes me happy and keeps me a little bit organized. Now, if the rest of the home office was only so tidy....hmmmm....
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
E thought the baby was so neat. She kept wanting to "pet" her and was saying "baby, baby, baby" over and over. So sweet!At church on Sunday with my best friend and her family, I looked down the pew and had to smile....it was so neat to see all of our kids together and to share in such a time of togetherness. J and I both married great guys, we have beautiful children, we share a wonderful friendship and faith in a wonderful God. Such a blessing!