"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

what is going on?!

so what's the deal?  am i a blogger, or just a wanna-be??? 
here's the deal.  i'm busy, ok.  busy doing what?  well... things i guess.
  • i started watching 3 kiddos in the afternoons.  it's supposed to be mon-wed.  i have a 1,2,3,4,5,and 6 year old in the house from about 11:45 to about 4:30.  and from 4-whenever they get picked up, i add another 6 year old and a 12 year old.  busy?  it's alright.
  • i started a new bible study last week and it rocks.  i love it!  i'd invite each and every one of you to come with me... if i knew you.  or if you were in the area.  i guess if you fit that criteria, get a hold of me so the invitation can be a bit more personal!
  • starboy is pretty much 100% day-time potty trained.  he wears a diaper still at nap and at bed.  he communicates well when he needs to go and i haven't taken him.  hard work?  yes.  busy?  it's worth it!
  • with jones in school, the district took out mid-day bus trips.  i have to go get him every day at about noon.  it's a huge change for me to get out of the house every single day.  HUGE.  i don't love it, but i love getting him home... so it's a wash.
  • also, with three out of five kids going to school in the morning, i get to get up and ready and walk with them to the bus stop each morning.  if i'm feeling hefty, and the company is right, i extend my walk and get some exercise too.  it's been lovely.  i really enjoy it!  so do the little ones!!!
  • i found my camera.  it was right where i left it... just back a little further.  buried a little.
  • um... what else.  that doesn't seem like much.  oh yeah... i'm cooking a little baby.  that's hard work! 
  • and on that note... i changed my wardrobe and broke out the maternity bag.  as i got dressed this morning, otter pop questioned, "what're you doing today?!"  ... uh, i guess i was pretty much wearing you-must-be-staying-at-home-all-day clothes...  oops.  (because i wasn't)
  • my heart monitor caught an episode and reported it to the cardiologist.  *click the heart monter link to see what that's all about, or the an episode link to see my heart history story.*  they put me on a medication yesterday that is supposed to lower my heart rate and strengthen the pumps.  apparently, from what the nurse said, i had been having rapid heart races... i only had one episode... so perhaps the heart is having a hard time keeping rhythm.  (i always knew i wasn't made to dance)
  • i've learned a few new recipes to try.  and have tried.
  • i've thought of a million posts to update you all about... and forgotten most of them.
i'm really sorry.  i'll try really hard to be better about AT LEAST posting my weekly non-updating posts... (menu, gratitude, hair, food, and now that i have my camera back: adejay's art)  stay tuned.
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 


Nicnic said...

I like that you apologize for not blogging, when you blog several times a week. Thanks for the update :)

Kimberly said...

Congrats on potty-training Starboy! Calico is going regularly; it's more mommy needing to be on top of things. I will be praying for your heart - we don't want to see any funny business there!

MamaT said...

and... he peed his pants today. i KNEW i shouldn't've said anything!!!