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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Monday, February 21, 2011

leftover soup

not really. i know some people who clean out their fridge and make stew out of whatever's in there...we don't do that over here.  i don't have the stomach for it.  especially not today.  i don't know if i'm sick or something didn't settle right or yuck yuck yuck i have no idea but my tummy is notttttt happy right now.  and while i am sure none of YOU would dare ask, there are some who, most definitely the tummy being upset is not a code term for "there's a baby in there." there isn't. i would know.  yes, i would.  tummy ache...therefore, the blog post. what else am i supposed to do just sitting here?

so i will share our leftover soup with you- everything you've missed since the last blog posting.
1) new design.  i'm not finished, bc well, i took the background from blogger's templates, and while i like it, i'm also a bit of a free spirit and have an insane desire to create things.  so i need to put my spin on it.  nothing fancy.  just something i at least tweaked a bit.  and with a bit of a facelift comes my desire to want to blog more...but wanting something and having it aren't the we shall see.  but sometimes wanting something and having it  actually are the
2) the james taylor/ben taylor tickets my husband surprised me with on Valentine's Day.  that's right people...t minus 6 days and we'll be in floor seats/aisle seats, living a dream (i know, not the loftiest of aspirations....but you can't go wrong with james...and, frankly, his son ben is just as talented,  IMO).
3) i just got back from a weekend away with five of my seven closest was completely unexpected and the circumstances of our "reunion" were not good to say the least...the mother of one of my dear friends was killed this past week in an accident...a tragedy no one could expect...and while i knew her beautiful mother less well than my other friends, the times i had been around her, she was always smiling and warm...but i do know my friend, well.  and she too is most always smiling and warm...and as beautiful in every way as her mother, i am sure.  so we had a little reunion.  it was sad, it was happy, it was fun- it was a celebration of liz's mom, and it was also a celebration of other new life- i got to meet the two newest additions to our circle of friends-- babes born this winter....and how sweet they are.  i also have been listening to "A Thousand Splendid Suns" on CD (I listened to it most of the way there, and most of the way back, and am not quite finished yet.  a must, listen, in my case.) have to stop this.

4)i am somewhat behind on sewing.  thrilling news, i am certain.
5) i am ready to repaint my kitchen- including, but not limited to, the walls, the cabinets, the hutch, the kitchen table. for reals.  spring break, get ready.
6)we have been working with ridge some on language devlopment.  the other day when brandon walked in the door ridge laughed and said "da da" which he doesn't usually say (i know, he's old enough to talk, but he isn't yet-- for those of you who don't check in regularly...i am aware he is not "on track"...but a year ago, two years ago, this part of his future was the least of my concerns).
7)sawyer is gearing up for spring t ball.  we shall see how it goes.
8) i've been rocking my grocery shopping using coupons. yesterday, small recap, i got two jumbo packs of pampers diapers...two tubs of pampers filters, two toothbrushes, ponytail holders, dish soap, and two cans of pringles for $14...and left CVS/Walgreens with $7 credit to spend next you could say I got that stuff for $7, instead of $14.  sometimes being frugal is so thrilling i just want to throw my hands up and scream like i'm on a roller coaster.  except that doesn't sound great on this stomach.

I am so ready for the sick season to be over and to head to church again, and head to the zoo, and maybe even the park.  We have a meeting with Ridge's primary physician over spring break..there, we will definitely be discussing the option of removing Ridge's central line. THAT can totally happen, as far as I am concerned. The boy needs a good 8 hour scrub down from missing almost 2 years worth of normal baths!

So.  I like those leftovers better than the ones that are probably in my refrigerator.   Which means I better go make some supper, bc these words aren't going to look very scrumptious on a dinner plate.

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