Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mmmmm... Coffee!!

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm addicted. I love coffee! In the morning, my routine is as follows: get the boy up for school, throw on some clothes while he has his "Five more minutes, please, Mom?", feed the cat, (who meows endlessly and tangles herself up in my ankles if I don't make her first priority), make the coffee, then tend to JD while the coffee brews. Just the smell alone is enough to make me happy. I am not a coffee snob! I will drink any coffee! As long as it has yummy creamer in it.. so I guess I'm a creamer snob. Because there are certain creamers I don't like, and I feel will ruin my coffee. I don't like my coffee black, but I don't like it too sweet.. just a hint of flavor. Vanilla is my favorite.

Anywho, my friend says that I've been on the coffee diet for awhile, and LOL I say whatever works, right? *grin* I know, not healthy. I won't let it go on forever. Just until I lose another, say, 30 pounds or so. hehee

Well, my little lovey girl is having fits as I type, so I'd better go rescue her. She thinks life is so unfair today, and I guess for a toddler, life can be truly unfair at times.

For me, as long as I have my coffee, nothing can ever be too wrong!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Hear Us From Heaven

Our church is putting on a worship event. Both B and I are apart of it. We've been rehearsing it every Friday night in March -- it's been amazing to be part of such a God-centered experience (for lack of a better word). Even the rehearsals are a blessing! We all got CD's to listen to throughout the week as well, and just listening to the music on the recording is inspiring.

Some of the words from the title song are:

Lord, hear our cry
Come heal our land
Breathe life into these dry and thirsty souls

Lord hear our prayer
Forgive our sin
As we call on your name
Would you make this a place for your glory to dwell

Open the blind eyes
Unlock the deaf ears
Come to your people
As we draw near

Hear us from Heaven
Touch our generation
We are your people
Crying out in desperation

The words literally give me goosebumps -- It's so much better to hear it with the actual music, but the lyrics themselves are where the power lies. God is mighty, and my prayer is that the night we sing, that His Spirit will be there among us, and that many people will open their ears and hear His word and His message of hope. There are so many lost souls in the world, for that matter, there are so many lost in my community -- and I hope and pray that they come in droves and listen and hear.

God, may your name be exalted and praised!!!!!!! Hear us from Heaven!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Weekend Woes

Well, it's the weekend. Whoo - freakin' hoo! We have big plans this weekend. One of my best friends from out of town is traveling here (2 1/2 hours away) to see me with her husband and two little boys. I can't wait to see her!!! We talk on the phone every single day but it's not enough, you know? It's not the same as if we were seeing each other, but at least we have the phone!

So anyways, we have been planning this for awhile. I haven't seen her or the boys since December, and it's now March. That's about average, what with the weather being iffy during the winter months. I went to bed last night (Friday) feeling happy and excited that I'd get to see her today and hug on her little ones.

Well... B and I woke up to bodily fluid in the baby's crib. The kind that comes with the stomach bug, and causes little ones to hurl mass quantities of milk. And Cheerios. And Animal Crackers. And I think I saw kitchen sink parts in there as well. Sigh. I spent the first few minutes bathing the baby, in full denial of her actually being sick, saying to myself, "Oh, she's fine. It must have been something she ate. I'm sure she's not actually sick or anything. They can still come and see us" and then B came in with his arms full of K's bedding and was like, "Oh man, she's sick! This is some serious amount of _____"[I'll spare you the gross-ness of that particular moment]
To which I looked at my white-as-a-sheet baby girl, who was shivering in the tub, and saw in my mind's eye the last of my hope for the plans I had for the day swirling down the drain with the rest of the bath water. Sigh again.

The day did not go as I had planned, but as I sat on the couch for the next several hours and held my sad, sick baby who wanted no one but me, and wanted to snuggle (who is usually Ms Independence) all the day long, I thought to myself that I'm so blessed to be able to have this little one, so very blessed to be called the Mama, and that this day, while it didn't turn out the way I had planned, wasn't so awful after all. [Although I will admit to feeling so terrible for her that she is sick!]

The best laid plans, and all of that. But we'll make more plans. And they may or may not work out. But these things I know: Our babies come first. And being the mom isn't always easy. And sometimes life stinketh. But in the end it's all good, because I'm blessed to have these precious ones to call my own. Thank you, Lord!

Good night!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The nose knows

Okay, weird post alert. I have a nose that can smell anything a mile away. Seriously! You'd think this was a good thing, right?? Uhh, not so much. Try staying in a hotel with me -- that hotel smell - most people can't even begin to understand what I'm talking about! But UGH! I can't stand it! If my baby has a dirty diaper -- I can smell it a floor away -- I swear! My husband thinks I'm crazy, and honestly I can put that same stinky diaper bum right up to his face and he's like *blank look* "Uhh, I don't smell a thing" -- is that just denial, so that he doesn't have to change the diaper???

If someone in the room has smelly feet, if there is something musty about, my nose knows. I truly do drive the people I love crazy with it. "Peeewww! Don't you smell that?"or "Someone stinks" or "do you smell cat poo?" *eyes rolling* I seriously have a problem, and I think most of my friends and family would like to remove my nose smeller.

I think I have to close now -- I can smell something that needs addressing.... ;)

Monday, March 12, 2007

My first official blog post!

Well here I am! Blogging away. 2 of my friends recently starting blogging, and I wanted to get in on the fun! ;) Seriously, I enjoy reading what they write so much, that I just had to try, even though I don't think I could possibly be nearly as witty as either of them.

So here I sit in my own little corner of the web. Who am I? What am I here for? I am a stay at home mom to JD, 6, and to KG, 18 mos. Boy, and girl, respectively. JD is in Kindergarten, so for the first time we are learning what it's like to be school parents! It's been scary but fun, intimidating yet exciting. J is a bright spot in our lives, and is full of witty and funny comments, at least we as his parents think he's highly intelligent (read: precocious to the rest of the world). Our girl K is as girly as they come, thank the good Lord! I love the fact that she loves purses and shoes at a year and a half! I couldn't have planned it any better! My own little shopping buddy! God is good to us! :)

My husband works full-time and goes to school part-time. He's in a program to obtain his journeymans papers in about 2 1/2 years. Again, this is all happening by the grace of God. I'm so thankful to be able to stay home with the kids, and for my husband, B to be able to provide for us. It's been a wonderful ride -- sometimes bumpy, sometimes smooth, but never, ever boring!

I'll write more specifically about the kids and their endeavors in the next entries. For now there are dishes to do, a little boy to put to bed, and we are reading Junie B. Jones, so I can't miss the next 2 chapters! Goodnight!

Thanks for reading, if anyone even is! haha! Have a wonderful and blessed day~