Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I couldn't think of any one thing I wanted to write about, so I decided to write about all the little things that come to mind.

Does everyone with a 2 year old have to bathe the child after every meal? This kid gets food everywhere! Sometimes I think it's just that he wants the bath. I don't remember this so much with my girls, so maybe it's a boy thing? I dunno.

My 6 year old has started writing notes all of the time. I get several daily and can count on one on my pillow for the night. Daddy gets one on his pillow too and sometimes there's one in the middle. This morning she wrote about having a lovely mommy and to have a nice last May day. Last nights had so many X's and O's! I read them to my hubby and I read XOXOXO as "KSO KSO KSO" so last night I just made the sound "KSO" several times and showed him the page!

We are officially finished with 1st grade, sniffle sniffle, who said she could grow up! And are all set for 2nd. She can't wait, but is so far enjoying this week off. She doesn't always enjoy time off. Something about not getting to start one of our new biographies for History, or work on a school work book that she wants to. I tell her there will be plenty of time to do it during school, PLAY on your time off.

My son hasn't been into so much mischief last week and far.
He did have a boot in the bathroom sink this morning, but that is easy compared to all the mischeif of the week before last! He did just fall down and wanted an ice, so he grabbed a popsicle out of the freezer. Yeah, like mommy will let you have that at 10 am! Right.

I saw a "friend" who I am sure knew we are expecting, but was one of the ones I didn't really feel like telling. So I hadn't. I was asked the usual questions, but the one that stuck was 'are you excited?' At the time I was hot and tired and on the way to take my girls to a bathroom, so I probably didn't come across as excited, ya know. In my outlook all life is created to be eternal, and this is the begining of someone's eternity.... how can that not be exciting!?! We simply have very different outlooks on life.

Spent yesterday with my mother in love doing some laundry and hanging out. But I wonder everytime I am there if the bathroom soap doesn't want to wash off because of their water softener or if it's because it's dish soap? We had a nice visit, but probably spent too much time talking of friends we never see or hear from and I got to feeling bad.

I recently decided to read the book "Ninteen eighty four" and finished it off with watching the movie. The movie sucked. Really. It was so gappy that if you hadn't read the book you might be completely clueless as to what the movie was about. So I read "Make room! Make room!" and watched the movie, supposedly based on the book, "Soylent Green" and couldn't believe how far from the book it really was and how bad the acting.... ranked right up there with "Napolean Dynomite" on the bad acting! Neither book was wonderful, but classics compared to their movies!

We have a lovely tree, a mulberry. It bears terribly well and leaves tons of purple berries everywhere! I have little blck blotches all over my kitchen floor from themm being tramped in on shoes. I've decided to wait mopping until the berries are all gone. Should only be a couple of months. sigh.

Today I have to find my kitchen, again. yipee. no really, I mean that. And some time soon I should consider breakfast a little more seriously. I have my yucky pregnancy tea that I am choking down, but I guess I should get something else in there too.

So this is enough randomness. Time for food. Hope you're all well wherever you are.

Monday, May 15, 2006

A better day today?

Well, Friday wasn't exactly a pleasant day.

My Ysabella, 6 1/2 years, got her hand stabbed by a chain link fence, and we had to figure out how to take care of it best. After all that was over, we were sitting on the couch and I felt wrong, for lack of a better description. I told my hubby I wasn't feeling well, and I thought maybe I needed to eat NOW. But the next thing I knew I was going black and then I woke up.
This is my kiddos first experience with mommy's little oddity and they all thought I was just playing and being silly. This time my head turned to the side, eyes open, I made a snoring sort of noise and I straightened my extremities as tho stretching. Hubby says it was maybe 10 seconds, but to him it was a long 10 seconds! I had the privilege of loosing control of my bladder on my couch so now I have to find a way to wash the cushion. I will be calling my DRs office as soon as it's open and asking if I need an appointment or not.
So we ate dinner and went to bed. I was, of coarse there for a while after the incident, but everyone went to bed at the same time. Saturday we didn't do much, but we did go out for an early Mother's Day dinner with Family. And yesterday we did church and lunch and that was about it.

I am not feeling terrible or anything, a little sleepy and fatigued, but that's to be expected.
I will have a long day tho as we have ants in 4 rooms of our 6 room house, and they have to be eliminated as everyone (but me) is alergic to the buggers. Add to that the dishes and laundry I need to do today and the review week we are doing for school; it will be busy!

Hope all of you out there are well.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The uneasiest easy pregnancy

Well, this has been the easiest pregnancy I've had so far. I am still keeping up with everything, even helping hubby with the yard work. But the uneasiness hasn't gone away. I have had one day since we started feeling Aliyah (baby's name) kick that she simply rested too long for my comfort, and I was practically begging to be kicked.

We are between 22 and 23 weeks now and strangers can definately tell. I am young and look even younger so I get a lot of "Is this your first?"
"Your baby measures about 7.6 inches and weighs about 12.3 ounces. The muscles are getting stronger every week now, and the eyelids and eyebrows are developed. Your baby's acrobatics are pretty constant, and since she responds to sound, rhythm and melody, you can try singing and talking to her. After she's born, the same sounds will soothe her.
Your baby is about 8 inches from crown to rump and weighs almost 1 pound. The body is becoming proportioned more like a newborn, but skin is still wrinkled because your baby still has more weight to gain. Lanugo hair on the body sometimes turns darker." ~ WebMD Pregnancy Guide weeks 22 &23 *editors note: changed to be gender biased. :-D
I can definately feel the need for more rest! And standing has become one of those things I'd rather not do. But I do get plenty in as I shouldn't get too lazy.

As for school the last full week of May we test, then we'll take off the following week so that we start back on the first Monday in June. The only curriculum I lack is Science as I am buying it used from a friend and she had an unexpected family emergency this past week. I'll have it by June tho I am certain. We have been having some light school days as we have friends leaving this Wednesday to live in Alabama; we are helping by playing with the kids at my sisters house so that the momma and daddy can move easier.
They are friends that will be dearly missed and happen to be my sisters family in love, so we feel this time is precious and worth the "light" school days.
Well, I am going soon to be with them and we need to finish up here first.
Have a lovely day.