Monthly Archives: May 2008

I can cook again

So the oven got fixed yesterday. That’s good news I suppose. It was a little difficult trying to figure out things to eat…especially without the stove top, I found that most inconvenient. Anyway, I am back in business cooking mediocre meals for my family once again. I hope to someday really enjoy cooking and trying new and complicated recipes that taste delicious but I’m all about recipes that are easy and still taste good. It works for us.

Still waiting for my sister to have her baby. It’s late. She has an OB appointment tomorrow and she is hoping he can hurry things up somehow but I doubt he’ll do too much at this point. Her husband is scheduled to go away on June 10th and they are getting scared that the baby won’t be born before he leaves. I think it’ll come out before then. Hopefully. That’s kind of a lot of days late if it doesn’t!

I really wish I could have a nap today. C is sleeping but I can only let her sleep for about 45minutes or she will be awake till 9:30pm and will still wake up around 6:30 or 7:00am. So I have to keep her from getting too much sleep during the day so that we aren’t up all night. Which really doesn’t give me time to nap. I’ll snap out of my fog by suppertime I hope. I’ll just keep yawning away.

So there are things happening around here concerning hubby’s job. We’ve been praying that something closer to home might come up where the price of gas is so rediculously high. There are 2 prospects that he is looking at. I can’t obviously say too much at this point but I will say that by the end of the week he hopes to have either a new job or more money from his current position to help offset the cost of gas. That would be nice but even if none of those things happen we will be ok. Even in the hardest times, God is faithful and we are ok. It’s weird, I have the hardest time leaving certain things for God to handle but I never seem to worry as much about money and financial siuations. Sometimes they are a bit stressful but I always know we will be ok. I wish I found it easier to give God the other aspects of my life as well. Something to work on for sure.

Anyway, if I have any big news, I’ll share it when I can 🙂

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I can’t cook

Literally, I can’t cook. My oven and stove top are broken. Friday evening mike came home to unbaked haddock. Would have been good too. It got all half cooked and then the oven died. Bummer. If we were smart we would have finished it on the BBQ, but I just thought of that now. When your oven breaks on a friday evening you can’t get a repair man until monday so Mike tried to fix it on Saturday. You know, the guy is pretty handy, he’s good at stuff but all I’m going to say is that I heard a loud pop and saw him jump back. Now my stove top burners don’t work either. Oh well, he tried.

Saturday we BBQ’d twice and today we got take-out for lunch. I managed to avoid having to think of anything for supper because we made sure to stuff oursleves at a birthday party we took C to this afternoon. Good plan.

Anyway, It’ll be PB&J tomorrow for at least one meal. Nothing wrong with that.

In other news I’m not-so-patiently waiting for my sister to give birth. Her ultrasound due date was yesterday but what’s a due date anyway? First babies often take their time…so I’m told. C was a few days early. They don’t know what they are having so we are pretty excited to find out who this little person is. Hurry up!

Mike somehow injured his neck. He can’t move so well. Chance are he’ll go to work tomorrow anyway and it’ll take twice as long to heal because he can’t stay home and rest. Apparently the place will explode without him.

If you’ve ever seen Napoleon Dynamite the phrase, “you’re bruising my neck meat” will make you laugh just a little. Well, we’ve been saying that today about Mike and so C tells one of the older ladies at church this evening that Daddy was home because he hurt his neck meat. I was secretly horrified and amused all at once 🙂

Ok, that should be enough random for ya.

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What can you possibly say

I just got home from a friends house. She used to be one of my ball coaches when I was in high school. Since then, we’ve played on alot of ball teams together and have been really good friends. Sunday morning her 21 year old son was killed in a car accident just down the road from me.

He had a fiancee and two little boys aged 2 and 1.

I’m really, really bad at knowing what to say and do in situations like that because there really isn’t anything you can say that can make a family feel better after such a tragedy. My normal reacation would be to do nothing but I knew I had to see her so after supper I went over. Of course there was a tonne of people there who were pretty much in the same boat I was but I’m glad I went. I got to hug her and her husband and let them cry…which of course made me bawl my face off. And I think most heartbreaking of all was their youngest daughter. I think she is about 14. She couldn’t stop crying. She doesn’t know me very well but as soon as she saw me she fell into my hug and just sobbed. Oh my stars I could barely handle it.

It’s hard to make sense of these tragedies and even though I don’t get it, it made me appreciate that I know where most of my family and friends will be if they die sooner than I think they should. Most of them would be waiting in heaven. I don’t think this family has that same assurance and that was hard on my heart too.

So, if you think of it, pray for Kim and Reg (the parents), Scott, Samantha, and Tessa (the brother and sisters of Logan) and of course his finacee and little boys as well. The oldest of Logan’s boys is just a little younger than C and keeps asking where his Daddy is. Oh my gosh, that is so hard to imagine seeing as I have a two year old who would ask the same questions and not really be able to understand the answer.

Ok, my heart is a little broken but I had to write it out and remember to be thankful for everyone I still have in my life and also to remember that we don’t know when God has our time set for us to go be with Him.

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Cake for no reason

C and I baked a cake this morning just for fun. Cake is yummy and it’s nice not to have an occasion, we can just eat it. We might have to have some people over because between the three of us, some of it might go to waste. We like sweet treats but we always seem to waste some if we don’t share. Anyone want some cake? 🙂

I was supposed to be out this afternoon with the homeschool group to do gym class with them but I cancelled. C has a really bad cold (again) and I decided to stay home with her instead of her coughing all over my parents house or all over the other kids. She’s ok, just a cold but I thought it best we stay home. I feel guilty when I cancel the things I’ve committed to but in reality, my daughter is the one I should cancel things for. Just another lesson I’m learning about how to be a mom.

Hard job, this mom thing, but I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. Alot of it is about attitude. It’s way less about me and way more about what God says. The more I can think like God wants me to and have His attitude, the more I seem to be able to handle. I by no means have it all figured out or even think I’m doing a good job, I just kind of get it now and I’m working on it. Shannon’s posts have been timely for me. if you haven’t read her recent series, you should go there now.

I have a flip calendar on my kitchen window sill that has a daily verse on each page. Yesterdays was 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of His call and will fulfil by His power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of the Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and in Him…

That God will make me worthy of His call. Just a good reminder that I don’t have to do it, I have to be willing to let Him do it. I need lots of reminders 🙂

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Inconclusive

I hope I spelled the title correctly. That would be embarrasing. But I’m a bit too lazy busy to look it up.

Well, the baby did not want to reveal itself. It had the cord tucked between it’s legs so there wasn’t a clear shot. I knew that would happen just because I was SO excited to find out. The Dr took a guess but I don’t know if we are going to tell people what he guessed because he was very hesitant in even saying that. Oh well, I get another ultrasound at 34 weeks. That’s like 14 weeks away. Sigh.

But we got to see it’s little arms and hands moving around it’s face. It was making a fist. It’s a pretty cute baby if I do say so myself. Everything seemed to be fine and normal. I was glad Mike and C were there too. C seemed very indifferent because of course to a two year old it didn’t look like anything.

And I seriously enjoyed this ultrasound much more than the one I had with C because they tricked me last time and said I needed to drink 32 ounces of water an hour beforehand. It’s a lie. I was SO uncomfortable that time that I just wanted it to be over and the only memory I have of it is that I was trying not to pee right there on the table. This time I drank two glasses of water at lunch and I felt fine and the Dr didn’t yell at me or anything. So, it’s a myth, you don’t need to nearly die with 32 ounces of water.

And for the record, there is only one baby in there for any of you who thought otherwise 🙂

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Ultra exciting

Yesterday was a nice mothers day for me. My family let me sleep in a little AND made french toast for breakfast. As soon as I came into the kitchen C got the biggest smile on her face and said, “Happy Mothers Day Mommy!” while clapping and giggling. It was cute. And then about every half hour for the rest of the day she would tilt her head and sincerely tell me happy mothers day again. She loves any reason to wish some one a good day.

Church was really good and then we went out for Chinese food. Yum. I’ve been craving it for a couple months now so it was nice to get some in me. And then at supper time, the fam came over for a mothers day BBQ. So, to sum up, a good day was had by all.

So tomorrow is a big day. I have my ultrasound. We’re really hoping to find out what we’re having. I’m not down with surprises that big. I need to prepare. I need to. I find no pleaseure in not knowing. I’m just weird like that. I’m sorta scared they won’t be able to tell us what it is and that would not make me feel happy. I mean, I’ll have to deal if they can’t tell us but I won’t lie, it’ll be stressful for me not to know.

Anyway, that’s about all that I’ve got at this point. Back to my bag of hershey’s milk chocolate chips. Sometimes the chocolate cravings just need to be atteneded to.

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Book Review – 1 Samuel 1-6

I’m not sure I have volumes to write…in fact, I know I don’t have volumes to write but a couple of things did come to mind when reading these chapters so I’ll tell them to you because if I don’t Shannon might give me the lazy eye at church tomorrow 😉

Ok, verse 8 in chapter 1 made me smile a little and if I’m interpreting this correctly, maybe it made you smile knowingly too. Elkanah wants Hannah to be happy, he doesn’t taunt her as his other wife does, he tries to make her feel better by saying, “Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”  Oh Elkanah…even then, men did not truly know a woman’s heart. A good husband is something to be thankful for, for sure, but women were created to have children and there is no way Elkanah can truly understand the hurt in Hannah’s heart. So, I just enjoyed that passage, that’s all 🙂

Starting at verse 9 with Hannah’s heart-felt prayer for a son and continuing down to verse 18 was my favorite part of this reading. After Eli understood Hannah’s prayer and gave her a blessing she thanked him and had total faith that she would have a son. She was no longer sad.

This was a huge lesson for me. Pray it. Believe it. Leave it with God. Have faith. So huge.

Small, strange sentences…I know. But very important.

Then she gets her son as promised and as she promised, gives him back to God. How easy it would have been for her to “forget” her vow and keep her beloved one and only son but she didn’t. She kept her promise and I really admire her for that. Wow, that’s big. I can’t imagine giving up one of my children. But God blessed her for keeping her promise and gave her lots more children. Another good lesson there. And she didn’t give Samuel to God with a heavy heart, no she gave him with a prayer of praise. Wow.

There was a lot more in these chapters but for me, that is all tonight. Here’s hoping my insomnia gives me a break tonight. Brutal.

Thank you and have a nice night. I’m off to read some other reviews!

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