Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today feels like a good day for a list

1) The most important thing in my life is happening today.  My man is returning home from Africa in just a few short hours.  I can not wait.  I made his favorite cookies.  It's what I do... I love people with food.  And I'm not sorry.


2) I scrubbed every single window in my house, inside, outside, screens, ripped out tracks, scrubbed with a toothbrush and then replaced it all.  The view is sparkling.  I haven't cleaned windows for two years.  It took me half the day.  And now my back is spasming in protest.  Oops....

3) I have completed some things for Etsy that are rocking my crafty little world.  I really hope you guys like them!  I always have mild anxiety that what I'm making is stupid and won't sell.  However... I really have a few new favorites right now and can't wait to show you guys!!

4) My children have fought with each other every. single. day. for. the. past. week.  I feel like my head may explode soon.  I missed my husband.  He is so patient.

5) I also missed my camera.  But not as much as I missed my man. 

6) Five minutes after Adrain walked out the door for Africa, my dog rolled in poop.  There was poop in her ears, poop all over her collar.  Both sides of her head.  She just had a good 'ol time out there with that poop.  I kept calm and carried on.  And I said some very bad words in my head. 

7) I painted my rocking chair a grand total of four times because the color was just never right.  I would have shown you, but my camera was in Africa.  It is now a neutral wheat color and I think it will be fine.  Apparently, I'm afraid to take crazy chances with color.  I didn't think I was... but I guess I am.  Photos will be soon to follow, provided my camera still works.  I guess Africa is a very dusty place...

8) They are running more tests on me... Yay!  My thyroid is fine, I'm way deficient in vitamin B and will most likely be needing injections, also I am anemic, in spite of my iron count, which is somehow connected to my liver, which is what they are testing for in the first place.  I have black and blue arms from the blood draws.  Good times.  More good times ahead.  But at least I'm not going to die.  Well, at least not right this minute, anyway.
 9) I went to the zoo with my sister in law the other day, and she took a fun photo of the kids and I laughing at a baby kangaroo.  Which I really wanted to bring home, but apparently Zoo people frown on that sort of thing. 

10) Many life decisions will now be made, starting tomorrow.  We are going through our budget with a fine tooth comb, trying to decide if we want to sell this house and move closer to where Adrain will now be working, and we also get our results back from JJ's psychologist. 

Things... they are a changin.' 



22 comments:

  1. So, so many things going on there! Love that photo, what a happy little family. Strange that the zoo frowns on baby kangaroo adoptions/theft. Go figure.

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  2. You have such a positive outlook! I love that! I am going over to your Etsy sight to check out your stuff!! Enjoy your hubb1!!

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  3. yay for you getting your man home! my hubs and i spent 26 out of the last 35 days apart. it stunk. but the reunions are always sweet! so excited to see your new etsy stuff. i assure you, nothing you make could not be cool.

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  4. I so much hope tomorrow goes well. Your blog is beautiful and I love reading it! God bless xxx

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  5. you are such a cool chick...i hope you know that. i think washing the inside and outside of all your windows is a super awesome thing to do. good luck with all your changes...you'll do the right thing...i know you will!

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  6. What a wonderful reunion you will have soon! Can't wait to see what you have planned for your Etsy...am certain it will be wonderful! I am sure that you and your husband will make the right decisions, regardless. Continued Blessings, Sasha!

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  7. Wishing you well for your reunion and praying for your big decisions. There's nothing wrong with loving people with food - I do it too and I think there are far worse ways to show your love :)

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  8. *prayers for all those descisions and health* really and truly.

    p.s. dunb zoo people. they are out to just be cruel.

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  9. oh goodness girl. I take Lots and Lots and Lots of vitamin B. It helps me be an almost normal person!!! Here's a big "cheers!" to your man coming home! I spent the whole morning staining our deck and the playhouse deck! I hope neal is happily surprised when he gets home today and see's that his work is done! I LOVE surprising him like that! enjoy those sparkly windows and that handsome man! oh and my kids keep fighting too!! makes me crazy! More vitamin B please! haha!

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  10. Wow, how did I totally miss that your man was in Africa?? Crazy crazy:) I love the zoo picture, I'm really happy you are getting some answers regarding your liver and health questions (been there lately too!) and I'll be praying for your decisions. Where is his new job? If it's down south I just have to say that Stanwood is a lovely place;) I suppose not as lovely as B'ham, but just sayin...we've been making changes with our kids as well this year. Now we'll have 2 in public school, 2 in a homeschool/public program and 1 who I would rather stop growing and never go to school;) Even though we prayed about the changes and feel peace (about the homeschooling part...totally new to me) I still question it about once a day. Why is that?!

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  11. AFRICA?? Did I miss something??? If the timing had worked out, and I would have known, he could have had a place to stay with our friends who are missionaries there. But alas (but yeah for me) they are home on sabatical. Something tells me that Adrian will like the cookies, but will love being home even more. ;) As for the future, remember HIS wind is in the sails and will be your rutter too if you let HIM. Praying for you friend. Also, glad you aren't dying this very moment, although technically we aren't getting any younger either - oh pooh!

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  12. I love people with food too :)

    And the dog poo scenario made me laugh, only because last year right after my husband deployed our dog pooped in the middle of our bed and all over the bathroom. Now at the time, being about 8 weeks pregnant with morning sickness, I did not find it funny in the least. But now I can at least laugh about how when one things goes wrong, sometimes everything goes wrong along with it. I should probably learn to laugh about it at the time, I would be more agreeable that way probably! haha

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  13. oh that naughty Lucy! shame on her!! that's some pretty bad timing when all i know you wanted to do was kanoodle with your man. love that picture of you and the kids. you're beautiful!

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  14. Yeah for your hubby...I can only imagine that you've missed him. Your camera will work...it will! I hope you get more answers about your tests. I love that you love people with food...man I wish I lived closer :)

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  15. I would think that bringing home a kangaroo would have made that dog rolled-in-poop look pretty doable, if you know what I mean.

    Praising Him with you, for husbands that come home :-)

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  16. Hope you have a wonderful reunion.
    Continued blessings being sent your way.

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  17. Never a dull moment! Why is that major things always happen when our sweet hubbies are away (yes, I'd categorize a dog who rolled in poop as a major thing)? So excited for you that he is almost home, and that your thyroid is fine! Trying to look at the lemonade in the post ;-). Anyway, sending a hug and you know, I'm sure you can have a baby kangaroo in heaven (or two or three)!

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  18. your blog is the only one i would ever actually read without pictures to look at! [ok, besides beth moore's, but it's a compliment in my book either way!]

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  19. So glad your hubby is coming home. You are such an amazing person. Love the positive energy of your blog!

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  20. love that picture! and so happy that your hubby is home :D

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  21. i cook with love too! what pie do you want? what dinner are you craving? can i rub your feet in olive oil? okay i don't really make pie.. just kidding, i make pie i don't rub feet. oh well.
    i wash windows too. every time i do it i wonder why i wait so long. if you find a system its easy.. washing blinds? that's another story..yuck!
    i hope you feel better and all trails lead home!

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