Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday morning Bible study. We couldn't go to Church because Claire was running a temperature. So we collected the children and had us some home church! I missed the sermon...and the praise band...and the hugs from friends, but how often can you say you went to church in your pjs...and never even left your bed!
No this post is about my mother. I shared on Saturday that she fell and hurt her back. Well, she did more than that. She fractured 2 vertebrae! So, the kids and I are packing up and heading that way tomorrow. My mom is in a lot of pain right now. They will not do surgery but want her to wear a brace and stay doped up on pain pills. If she heals this way it is probably the better way to go...but, in the mean time she is in A LOT of pain...did I already mention that? Pray for her and pray for us. Pray that I can be helpful while keeping my kids from bugging the bejebbers out of her! We will stay until Saturday to give my Dad a break from his nursing duties and let him go to work if he needs/wants too. That is one of the perks of homeschooling! I can pick up to go and school will come with us! The kids really love that part too. Who am I kidding? No one really, but this is my blog so I can say it if I want too!
That would be my Dad and Mom with Isabel after one of her dance recitals a few years ago.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Isn't that just the saddest thing you have ever seen????
And, I know it's not Wednesday but this next thing can't wait for the Prayer Meetin'. My mother has fallen, which she does a good bit these days. But, this time she has messed up her back. I spoke with her on Friday night and she was popping left over pain pills and staying on the couch. She says she can barely walk and feels like everything inside hurts! She hasn't been to the doctor or hospital...that I know of. But, I'm usually the last to find out if she does go. Daddy will call me when it's all over. Which reminds me, I better get off here and go call to check on her!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I was going to make it up to you by posting a bunch of really cute spring pictures from yesterday afternoon. The kids and I were outside and Claire was blowing bubbles. Like I said, cute! BUT....when I went to download them, I discovered that my camera is broken. Did you hear me? MY CAMERA IS BROKEN! I have the kind that the lens comes out when you turn it on. It is stuck half out and half in and won't budge! It won't turn on for more than a second and then turns itself off. Yes, I changed the batteries.
I don't know if you realize it or not, but my camera is a very important part of me.....like it's attached. I don't go a day without snapping at least one picture! I'm not having a good day here, people!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
This is NOT your childhood!
This is childhood! This is memory making, fun having, silly acting, 10 people in one house cramming, game playing, going places, loud noise making CHILDHOOD! And, don't you forget it!
See you in June!
Friday, March 13, 2009
We got a puzzle to work. The boys really seem to enjoy this....they got that from me. Paul HATES puzzles! Noah is working it with a 102 degree temperature!
Claire is keeping busy with her computer, under the table!
The boys did a lot of reading.
Claire did not get sick at all and Isabel only had it for 24 hours. The biggest challenge has been keeping Claire occupied all day, every day this week!
The boys are feeling better. Still working that puzzle too!
They have been cooped up in this house all week and now they are all stir crazy! The beautiful weather we had this week, seems to have left town now, and it's overcast and chilly again. So much for letting them out to run around for a while! Plus my house is still a disaster area from the construction last week. That construction dust gets on EVERYTHING, and it is not easy to get up either. I dust a room and a day later there is a fine layer covering everything right back up! In the words of my niece, Grrrrrrrr!
And, this is the "mountain of shame", as Paul calls it! My weekly laundry. I got it washed and dried, but, the folding got put off! So I dumped it all on my bed this morning. Now I will HAVE to fold it....or sleep on the floor! Sleeping on the floor doesn't sound as bad as it should right now! Wow we need a vacation!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The team figuring out that this isn't working.
After doing all they could to rectify that situation, the guys forged ahead. A little to quickly. They went to great pains to install the refrigerator box and overhead cabinet. It was flush. It was level. It was even shimmed off the ground exactly, so the tile flooring can be slipped in and installed under it instead of around it! And........it was too high. Way too high. They failed to realize that the box sides were made to be cut down for 36 inch cabinets or used as is for 42 inch cabinets. A mistake anybody could have made (except a professional, I'm sure). No one even noticed until they measured 18 inches up from where the counters go and started to install the cabinet next to it. The whole thing had to come down, be cut to size, and put back up!
Then there was the whole problem of the sink. Well, the base cabinet was right and they had no problem putting it in. But. You knew there'd be a but, didn't you? When Paul tried to turn the water back on, there was no hot water. The valve under the sink wasn't working. So he took it apart and fixed it. Then it wouldn't stop working!!! It just ran and ran. So, the valve has to be replaced...that part wasn't in the plans.
See the "happy plumber"? Okay, not so much!
It was "National Lampoons Kitchen Remodel", y'all! Thank goodness, everyone involved in this had a good sense of humor. Not like some people, that might have thrown his golf club when things went south.....you know who you are. Not to mention, Parker has run a fever since Thursday, a bike fell out of the garage ceiling onto Paul, the cat scratched Isabel in the eye....I'm going to stop there. If I go on, I might have to take one of my mother-in-law's pills and go to bed!
We ended the day by finishing the painting. Why didn't we finish it before? Well, besides the fact that it took us until 3:00 in the morning to do what we already did, we couldn't figure out how to get the edges done all the way up in that second story corner! We finally had to borrow a special ladder from our neighbor and put that on top of the scaffolding. Then Paul balanced at the top of the ladder while using a paint brush, taped to a handle, with me on the scaffolding with him to dip the brush when he needed paint and his mother down below, refusing to watch! That seems safe, right???!
Just kidding about the pill! I'm looking on the bright side. Where is the bright side you ask? My kitchen has a window! That's really bright!!!! My kitchen has most of it's cabinets and they are B-eautious! And big. Way bigger than my other teeny cabinets. My kitchen is painted! Painted! If you only knew how much I loathed the color and "flatness" of the other paint, you might understand why this is exciting to me! Did I mention that I have a weird sensory aversion to flat wall paint, and hate to touch it? Plus, that stuff won't come clean when you wash it. It was awful! I LOVE my new "satin" painted walls! I love the color! I love the feel! And, I have new lighting.
Lovely new lighting!!!!
This is over the kitchen.
This is over the dining area!
Another reason, not to sweat the small stuff!
Just for cuteness sake, I had to slip this picture in. Look!!!! Piggy tails! Her hair is finally long enough for some fun stuff!