Ok, so I'm changing things up a little bit. I AM allowed to do that, ya know...this IS my blog!!!! haha!!! From now on (or until I change my mind again)...I'm going to have "Thoughts on Thursday" and "Friday's Friend." I decided to do this, because friends are such an important part of my life, and I want to devote a post to them every once in a while :) So, here are my thoughts today:
*My Parker man is 7 months old!!!!
And how does he celebrate his 7 month-old-day??? In the doctor's office :( This poor child has been congested since December! I'm really thinking he has bad allergies, but they can't test that for a couple more years. So, right now the doctor is just treating his wheezing with Albuterol and his "crud" with Amoxocillin (sp??). Poor baby! But other than that, he's such a joy! Right now he is: eating his weight in formula, juice, baby food, and biter cookies...sleeping from 9:00 pm-7:00 am (8:00 am on Saturdays)...loving his sister!! He looks at Abby and talks to her like he does nobody else. It is so sweet!...He's not crawling yet, but he rolls to get him where he wants to go...his hair is somewhat curly/wavy...he sits up, and then face plants as he reaches for something...he dances...he laughs nonstop...he has a little separation anxiety, only at church...he loves watching cartoons with sissie...he still cuddles with mommy and daddy throughout the night (I just can't give it up!)...he loves his teacher, Mrs. Maragaret...he waves bye-bye...he says da-da, and only screams ma-ma when he's crying...he lovesssssss taking a bath with sissie (if Abby's not in the tub with him, he cries til she gets in)...he's wearing 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers...etc...etc...etc!!!!! In a nutshell...he's getting so big!
Co-Lin is a testing site for the ACT, and I volunteered to be a supervisor for this Saturday!! What does a ACT supervisor do? GOOD QUESTION!! haha!! From what I understand, I'll have a room with 28 students and I'll be the one that sits up front and reads the directions, hands out books, monitors their breaks, and basically sits in there until everyone's done. Michael has also volunteered to be a "proctor," which means he will sit in the room with me and help! It should be very interesting. #1-because I love to talk, so 4 hours of silence will probably kill me, and #2-because Michael HATES to sit still, so 4 hours being stuck in a room will defly kill him!!
We did not celebrate Easter like usual this year. Normally, Easter is at least a week long celebration...with lots of egg hunts, egg dying, and pictures with bunnies. But not this year. For some reason I let Easter sneak up on me. We didn't have Easter pictures made, I was buying basket goodies on Good Friday, we dyed only a dozen eggs, and didn't attend 1 egg hunt (besides for the one they did at school)!!!!!!! And not only did we not celebrate the secular aspect of Easter, but I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't take a lot of time to celebrate the religious aspect either. Don't get me wrong...I know the real meaning of Easter, and I have a personal relationship with the Jesus that died for me...but people, I am having a hard time fighting through this spiritual warfare that's raging inside of me! I've been thinking ALOT about doing a blog-post-series of my testimony, and it's something I'm still praying about...but I want to share with people what I've been through and how it's made me the person I am today. I can honestly tell you that I've had dry spells before, but they've never lasted this long. But the most awesome part is...when I actually take the time to sit down and let God speak...HE SPEAKS! And he speaks LOUD!!!!! It's such an encouraging reminder that He is still there. He is there on the mountain top with you, and He is there in the valley with you. So, I'm fighting my way through it and I'm not fighting on my own. My God is mighty to save!
*Tanning bed update
I've been going a lot more than I said I would. However, I used my last session the other day. Will I buy more? Don't know yet. Maybe if we had tanning beds like the one pictured!!!! haha!
The picture above is the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria. This is where Farm Bureau is taking us one night for a "Gala," where we will have cocktails, hors d'oeuvres (yes, I had to look up the spelling), a dinner, entertainment by a Viennese orchestra, and ended with professional dancers teaching us the Waltz.
We have a dinner tonight with everyone going to Austria. I'm hoping and praying that after tonight I'll feel alot better about this trip. Everytime I tell someone that I'm going to Austria they're like, "OH MY GOSH, I'm so jealous!!!" So, what is wrong with me???? Is this normal? I mean, are there other moms out there that would be having anxiety about leaving their kids for 8 days? It would be different if we were going to Alabama for 8 days...but we will be a zillion miles away!!!!!!!! Ok, breathe....and let's talk more about this later.
Pollen + black Suburban = embarassing!!!
*No news is GOOD news...right??
I've never been a big news watcher. Actually, I hate watching the news. There's no need to tell me how many people were murdered, what child has been neglected, how many people are homeless, or how our country is going to hell in a handbasket!!! I am way too tender-hearted to hear about people dying, and way to scared to hear about how our country is falling to pieces. So....I just don't watch the news at all. It works for me. Always has. Until...I put on a sleeveless dress and flip flops and walk outside to find that it's 51 degrees!!! Not to mention that I've already put up all my winter clothes and am stuck wearing a jacket that does not match my dress AT ALL! Neat.
Here's your challenge for this weekend...watch the news at some point this weekend and look for something positive. (I am also challenging myself to do this). It may be hard to do, and it may take you a couple days of watching...but I'm determined to find some positive news in the midst of all the crap going on around us. Pardon my non-child-friendly language...but that's all it is. There is so much sin around us, and sin=crap.
tired of the filth,