Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hurry up and Wait

Well, today was supposed to be Mr. David's surgery date...but, Thanks to the wonderful institution of Church Nursery...he is sick...again! This happened in March for his first surgery date and it just happened again...so guess when we get to go in for surgery again??? May? Nope...June??? Nope....JULY 1st....Yep...
Actually with the exception of all of this up and down of emotionally getting ready to get your 2 year old to the hospital for a surgery, it is MUCH better timing for me...No co-op, no sports, lighter schedule...
So we will hurry up ...and Wait!

Do any of you struggle with your typing when you are emailing or blogging? I know that I do....THe worst offender is when you CApitalize things and you hold that CAps LOck button down just a little toooooo long that the next letter gets capitalized too...my favorite is "WE"....makes it look like I am saying that WE do it much better or WE get to do that...I always correct it, but it makes me nuts!!!! So if I happen to miss one when I am typing to you, please know that it is because I am a dork and not stuck up or anything!~

April 25-27...Mad Hatter's Tea Party online Crop at Serendity Scrapbooks...this is always fun with special challenges, blue light specials in the store, and fun chatting on the forum...jump on in and join us there...I will be hoping to get several pages completed in my albums...so FAR behind...may even invite a few girlfriends over too! VIsit www.serendipityscrapbooks.com for all of the details.

I have been squeezing in little snippets of time to work on a layout here and there...may take me 8-10 trips to my craft area to actually finish a layout, but more is getting done than before...I have completed 7 pages this month so far and feel good about that. With my priorities first to my husband and then to my children, I don't have a lot of time to "give to myself", so five and ten minutes a few times a day is getting things done.

I have been reading a book out loud to my children that we have really enjoyed...It is called Grandpa's Box...it takes the accounts of the Bible and connects them together in the context of a battle...it has taken us FOREVER to read it as it will be several days on and then a week or two off...but we are all enjoying it...another really good book to read aloud is Ten P's in a Pod...this is a great book...I read it myself...we will read that one aloud next...
I personally am reading a book (I've stopped reading my mindless garbage for now and gone back to reading something substantive) by Diana WAring called "Reaping the Harvest". THis book is SO good...it is focused on the parent/teen relationship but has truths for all along the way...Diana is one of my heros in the homeschool field...I use her history curriculum and if I can hear her at a conference, I am all over it...she has an incredible enthusiam and way of bringing History Alive and just fun life experiences to go with it all...so much wisdom packed into one person...This book, while it comes from her background of homeschooling is good for anyone to read....my only question is...WHY ON EARTH did I not pick up this book sooner? I think I have seen it at my library before...another of her books, "Beyond Survival" is on my list to read next (I know this has a longer title, but I am too lazy to get up and grab it for the whole thing right now...) I bought these books EONS ago, but they have been SITTING ON THE SHELF...
WEll, I think that is about it for right now...Need to get lunch made...I bought some pizza dough at Winco yesterday and I am going to let the children make their own little mini pizzas for lunch...thanks SUe for the idea!
Have a nice lunch and Happy Tuesday!
C~

2 comments:

Croppycatter said...

Sorry David is sick again!! At least it will be a better time for you to have his surgery later though.

ellen said...

oh man, sorry he is sick again!all that waiting must be tough. i have to laugh at your thing about the caps and stuff...i totally do that all the time!