Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Oh NO! We have another TV watcher!
Jumping the Gun on Some Summer Fun:
Ross had been bugging me for days to play in the sprinkler. I kept telling him that it wasn't that warm yet. Saturday, the whether was so nice, and he bugged some more, and Bruce relented. They were cold, but they had a good time.
Monday, March 19, 2007
What else is going on around here? Construction still, I almost have my piano room done, and our living room is well underway. I'm contemplating doing a marathon. I've come to the conclusion that I won't be happy unless I do one at least once in my lifetime. So, I've been looking up training schedules on-line. I'll have to find one close by. I'm thinking of shooting for the fall 2007. That way I have plenty of time to get ready, and it won't be too hot. I die in the heat! Can't run at all past about 80 degrees. Its a flaw in my physical make-up. I don't sweat enough, so I cook myself. Not a good thing. If anybody knows any remedies to make you sweat more, I'd love to hear them! Well, that's it for now. Love you all! Thanks for reading me!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
We went on a road trip to Kansas City to go to the Time Out For Women. (An LDS Conference thing for women) It was totally great, and exactly what I needed. I've been having a hard time accomplishing all of the things that need to be done around here. That's usual, but it's been especially bad since we've been doing the remodeling, because I've been trying desperately to get that done too. Anyway, I went to bed Thursday feeling totally frustrated, discouraged, enslaved, and like a total failure. I went to sleep praying, begging the Lord for some relief. Friday morning, Bruce wakes me up (the kids were off school for teacher conferences) and tells me to get in the shower. "No, I just want to lay here for a while." I say. After all, I never get to sleep past about 6:30. "I need a day off!" I told him. Little did I know...
Well the thing was totally wonderful. I cried a lot! I cried when I found out what was going on. Cried some more when I thought how wonderful my Amy was to me, cried some more when I thought about how my prayers had been answered. We also laughed a lot! We got totally screwed up getting from our hotel to the convention center. So many funny things getting in our way of getting there! It should have been about a 10 minute trip, but it took us over an hour. I was cracking up! It all started with us having to go into the hotel and ask how to get out of the parking lot! You know you are in trouble when you can't even figure how to get out of the parking lot! (There was a barricade thing there, and you had to use your room key for it to let you through, only we were putting it in the wrong slot.) Among other things, someone mistook a dumpster for an ATM. It was just one thing after another! We did manage to make it there on time, however and had a great time. Saturday's conference was totally uplifting. I cried a lot more. I told Hilary Week's (famous Mormon musician) that she was "just awful" to her face. I was totally kidding, and she knew it. Sherry Dew was there, Jane Clayson Johnson, Lloyd Newell, and other famous Mormon folks. Anyway, it was great! Though things around here are not doing themselves since I came back, I feel much rejuvenated, and better equipped to handle them. There you have it. I'll stop my foolish gushing.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Life around here lately:
Our house is currently torn apart, as we are putting up new sub-walls in the piano & living rooms, to add insualtion. My living room is now in the basement. But it'll be so great when it's done! New paint, new rugs, some cool tile things that I'm planning to do, and we'll give the floors a strip & a shine. Can't wait! Then we move on to my bedroom, then the children's bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. Fun Fun Fun.
Amy installed a game called popcap on our computer for the kids, and John & Bruce & I have been playing it a lot. Too funny. We enjoy it, kind of a boggle / scrabble type game.
Here's a link: http://popcap.com/launchpage.php?theGame=bwa
I ran 8 1/2 miles of all hills on Saturday. Am I a stud or what? (What.)
We had our 2nd round of the stomach flu within the past 2 or 3 weeks. Yay! The first round got nicknamed the J-Bird Flu because Justice was the first to get it. We passed it on throughout our house, to both of Bruce's parents and to everyone in my parents' household. We were trying to see how many different states we could send the flu to. (of course we weren't trying!) Bruce's dad incubated it on his way to Alabama, we rather ruined his trip. Sarah stopped by on her way out of town to drop off her dog. And our neighbor (who is a pilot, and travels all over the country) stopped by on just as they were leaving for California. Everyone got better for about two weeks, then my neice Jonni came into town and she and two of my boys started throwing up. I hear that we got my sister-in law, Suzanne sick too. Sorry everyone!
Skip this paragraph if you are weak of stomach! This means you, Suzanne :)
Sunday I was awakened at about 4:30 am, by the need of me cleaning up about 3 or 4 barf messes. Joy! So many blankets and sheets to wash! Ugh! I finally laid back down at around 6:00 only to be reawakened by Lydia telling me that Justice had had an explosion up in his crib. Sure enough, his diaper could not contain the massive amount of poo that he had dished out. It was all the way up his back, and into his hair, down both arms, in the crib. More blankets and sheets.
I am happy to report that we are all currently well. (Except maybe Suzanne, again sorry!)
Ross woke up from a nap to say that he dreamed that he didn't exist.
Well that's all I can think of for now, and I really need to get to bed. Running at 5:00 tomorrow morning!